$10 a day meals

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.


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Cheryl - posted on 12/10/2010




Breakfast - oatmeal. Baked oatmeal is great.
Lunch - leftovers
Dinner - whole chicken. 1st meal baked with potatoes and veggie. (You can set some cooked chicken aside to add to the top of a salad. It doesn't take much.) Then cook leftover bones and meat with water and salt to make a broth. The next day, you have the start of a nice chicken soup. You can add rice and veggies.
I often have beans 1-2 times a week. Soak the night before. Burritos are great--I mix beans, rice, cheese, salsa and sour cream with Mexican seasonings. Lentil soup is wonderful too.

Sylvi-jane - posted on 12/10/2010




Well i'm in the uk so we dont use dollars but i'm sure i can think of a few ideas for you.

eggs , omlets with salad, fried eggs with chips you call them fries with baked beans.

chicken ( turkey, beef or what ever cheep meat you can get hold off)( if you use bacon add no salt to your cooking what so ever) casserole you can buy casserole mixed veg with potato, carrot sweed, parsnip, onion or leek or buy the veg seperate and make your own, veg stock cubes (low salt type) or make your own out of the veg use a few herbs.

turkey mince (chicken mince, beef mince) for spagetti bolginaise cook with garlic puree, tomatoe puree can of tomatoes an onion mixed herbs and pasta or you can make your own burgers with onoins ,minced beef, chicken mince or turkey mince choose the cheepest meet that way you can buy extra for another meal

Michelle - posted on 12/05/2010




u can buy a whole chicken/turkey or even ham, cook it and use it for different meals all week...one of any of those cost probably between 10-30..but they go on really good sales..i just got a 9 pound ham for 15 dollars..made it yesterday and can probably get 4 more meals out of the leftovers and the bone

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