Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day 2: Three meals on a $100/week food budget - snacks too!

Sticking to a $100 weekly food-budget is just one of our many steps in becoming debt-free. What I've learned so far in having a budget for food:

1. Creativity really takes place. This reduces SO much food waste, by using up ingredients we already have on hand.

2. We don't even want to waste our food. A budget can mean limits and makes you appreciate the food available.

3. How thankful I am to God for His provision. Even on a budget, the table looks plentiful. Our bellies are content and we are happy.

Here is a look at today's menu:

For breakfast we had toast with natural peanut butter, orange slices and a glass of whole milk

For lunch we enjoyed grilled cheese sandwiches, carrots and celery with ranch dressing

Our snacks today were homemade popsicles (our daughter makes these. It's just orange juice, and the kids love them!)

and crackers with natural peanut butter

For dinner we feasted on spaghetti with homemade meatballs and garlic bread. It was so delicious! I will share my meatball recipe in another post this week!

Want to hear something neat? The only things I purchased with our $100 food budget for these meals were:

- milk
- oranges
- the cheese for the grilled cheese sandwiches
- carrots and celery
- spaghetti
- ground beef
- pasta sauce
- eggs

Everything else I already had on hand!


  1. Love this! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You're very welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed this :)