we have a 60 budget a week. I make a list of good yet budget friendly meals i want to make and make a list of everything I’d need to make those meals.
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I meal plan that week. I look at what we got and then look at what's on sales. Our family budget is $300 a month for a family of 4.
We just plan and Go!
I make a list of ideas for the week for lunches and dinners. from there I make a shopping list. I try to incorporate meals with the same meats and freeze extras. I also make large dinners that can be reheated and eaten the next day for lunch or dinner, and some so large that whole portions can be frozen for a quick meal at a later date. like chili or soups. I always get the largest packages of meat I can and spread one package into multiple meal ideas.
also I constantly check what is going on sale and plan meals around that also
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