Katherine - posted on 12/04/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
How to feed the whole family on just $10 a day.
So what kinds of foods can you put on your grocery list that will stretch your the money in your food budget.
1. Bacon. Now before everyone goes screaming that bacon isn't all that healthy, keep in mind I'm not advocating eating a lot of it. Also, remember you can and should drain the fat from bacon before eating it. Bacon is extremely versatile when it comes to stretching your food budget because it is one of those foods that can be used for a variety of meals. You can eat it for breakfast, make BLT's with it, and even cook it until it's crunchy and then crumble it up to put on salads. These are just a few of the things you can do with bacon. Often stores have sales on bacon where you can get 2 packages for $5 or $6. That's a lot of bacon and you can use it to give variety to your meals.
2. Ground Beef. This is another very versatile food because you can do so much with it. I suggest buying in bulk and then splitting the package up into freezer bags and freezing it. This way it will keep and you can just defrost however much you need. Most grocery stores even have the lower fat content beef available in bulk now. Ground beef can be used for soups, tacos and burritos, hamburgers, casseroles, omlets, stuffed bell peppers, and stuffed cabbage just to name a few uses. Really with hamburger, the possibilities are only as limited as your imagination.