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My husband and I have tried to maintain a low budget for food. We were spending about $50 a week. We shopped bi-weekly when he got paid. We started looking at our spending on restaurants or fast food------$137 in a 7 day period. Yes, that's WAY too much money to squander away on useless junk. I have been a wife for 5 years and have been the primary menu planner. I have always struggled. Now I realize it may be due to the fact that we were spending such a small amount on groceries. That budget also includes t.p, toothpaste, shampoo, etc... Needless to say we have decided to increase our budget. So I need some advice on where to start. What are good staples to have around the pantry/fridge? What are some meals? Any advice is welcome.