Just a little warning- this post is kinda’ long.
The best way to stretch your budget during the summer months is to think creatively. Ask yourself what your children like to eat. Are they picky eaters or little eat-’em-ups? If they are like my children who eat anything, then stretching your budget should not be a problem. However, if you have picky eaters, it gets a little harder. It’s all about knowing your child and what they will or will not eat.
My teenage sons have very healthy appetites and they also love healthy foods. So, needless to say, they love to eat. Sometimes there is a gap between dinner and lunch. This is what I do, I make them a vegetable platter for only $4. At the .99¢ store you can buy cucumbers in packs of 3, a pack of carrots, a pack of cherry tomatoes & a pack of celery. This will make a vegetable platter for all four kids. Just put some ranch dressing on the side for dipping and you’ve bought yourself at least an hour.
Here’s a menu for a week for a family of six for less than $100.00. Read More »