I hope you are liking these budget-friendly weekly meal plans as much as I’m liking putting them together! Today I’m going to show you how to feed a family of 4 for a week (3 meals a day for 7 days) with an entire menu of vegan, gluten-free meals and only spend $50! Bonus for allergy families, all but one of these meals are also nut-free. [Read more…]
One of my favorite things to do is plan cheap meals for families. I can’t explain it. I get a real adrenaline rush coming up with a budget and planning how to feed as many people with that money as possible. I think it comes from the years I spent living with my very frugal grandmother who grew up during the Great Depression and had a talent for living well on a fixed income.
You can feed your family on a tight budget, and if you have access to a stove and refrigeration you do NOT have to clip any coupons or eat a bunch of processed food to do it. (I recognize that some families are not in the position to have those luxuries.) If you have the ability to cook your own food and want to learn how to do it on a budget, this is the place for you! I’m excited to show you how. I’m not using any coupons this week and I’m including lots of fresh and frozen veggies.
When we decided to buckle down and tackle our debt, I found several surprising Amazon Prime features that helped us save a ton of money. This is not a sponsored post, I just really happen to love Amazon Prime and all the ways it saves us money, and I thought I’d share with you. We’ve had a Prime membership for a long time, but I’m still learning about all the great features that go so far beyond free shipping!
Obviously it’s great that since we do order things online many times throughout the year, our membership pays for itself in saved shipping costs alone, but our membership actually saves us THOUSANDS of dollars every year in other ways. That’s not an exaggeration at all. Here are a few more ways it pays to be Prime: [Read more…]