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Feeding Your Family on a Budget

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Every parent will know that feeding your tribe can be tricky. This is especially true if you have a strict budget that you have to try and keep to each and every month.

However, much like any other part of life, there are ways that you can keep the costs down, but still feed your family decent meals.

Want to know how? Why not take a read through some of the best ways that you can feed your family on a budget?

Try to Eat at Home as Much as Possible

Eating out is expensive. In fact, this is where the majority of a family’s food budget seems to disappear to. This means that one of the simplest ways to reduce your food spend is to eat at home as much as possible. You can even plan in some treat dinners such as homemade pizzas or Chinese, so that you feel that you are still getting a treat.

Plan Your Dinners Better


Planning may not be the most exciting thing in the world, but planning meals can save you plenty of money. You can think about the ingredients that you already have in the cupboard and fridge, and also look at using leftovers the following day to create another meal. Doing this means that you are less likely to go to the shop and buy more food, saving you money.

Try out Some Frugal Meal Ideas

Think that eating on a budget means that you have to eat flavourless food that isn’t particularly interesting? Well, this really isn’t the case. There are a number of amazing meal ideas out there that taste amazing, yet won’t cost you the Earth. This chicken lasagne is perfect for a family dinner and is utterly delicious as well as being low cost. Why not follow this up with a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie? A great pudding for everyone to share.

Grow It Yourself


Not only is growing your own fruit and vegetables really rewarding. But it is also great for your wallet too. It also reflects on your health. More often than not, industrially grown fruits and vegetables contain harmful pesticides and other products you may or may not know about. By growing things yourself you will be sure you’re eating healthy and saving money not buying fruits and vegetables and best of all, all of these gloriously fresh ingredients taste amazing too!

Stock up Where You Can

Found a good deal during a sale? If you have, then make sure you stock up where you can. Of course, some foods are going to spoil, but others can be frozen, or will cope with being in the cupboard, ready for when you need them. But when times get rough and you find that your fridge is bare, and it is needs restocking, and you’ve run out of cash, then perhaps it is time to check out whether or not a payday loan can help. It’s a quick and easily repaid loan that gives you a cash boost, helping you to feed your family, without the hassle you’d find yourself in applying for one in a bank.

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