What does it take to feed a large family these days? If you have two kids or more, I’m sure you understand the struggle of having to cook daily meals that are both appetizing and healthy at an affordable price.
What is affordable? What does an average monthly grocery spend look like?
Each family is different and has different needs at different stages of their lives. We have two kids, two toddlers – a one-year-old and a two and a half-year-old, who both have healthy appetites and are constantly rampaging through my cupboards looking for food. However, both my girls are still in nappies and that expense alone cuts a huge chunk out of our monthly spend. So what can we afford to spend? What does our weekly meal plan look like? What is the key to surviving on an average budget and still trying to feed a family of four (nearly five!)
I would like to run through a series of blog posts about what the average mom spends trying to feed her family every month, as well as meal plans and some affordable recipes.
Meal planning is a constant battle for me. Whether its, creative dinner ideas or dinner ideas that don’t blow the budget – its a toughie. I always lean towards my old favorite dishes such as spaghetti bolognaise, lasagne or a chicken dish – they’re always a win but it gets boring after some time. I love being creative in the kitchen, so I’m constantly on the lookout for great recipes that are affordable. I also tend to be a ‘specials’ junkie – so whenever my local spot has specials on, I’m the first one in the door packing my trolley full of well-priced food and working out my meal plan on the go.
Over the next few blog posts, I’ll let you know what works for me and what doesn’t and just how I plan my meals and what my budget looks like.
Are there any other Moms out there that struggle with the same thing? Please jump in and give me any tips you might have?
“I love it when a community of mothers link arms and help each other out with the daily struggles of motherhood.”