In my recent article about having a weekly cheap supper night, I made a simple statement without realizing what an uproar it would cause.Basically, I said that the average food bill for our family of four was around $770 per month. This works out to around $2.07 worth of food per person, per meal.
We are a family of 5 (children- 7,8, and 10 months), and our monthly food budget is $250. This includes toiletries, dog food, and cleaning/ house hold supplies. I make our bread, dough, cookies, and granola bars from scratch.
If we’re really going to have a great food budget, then it helps to have a great life budget. Start with your income. Once you’ve subtracted your regular expenses (mortgage/rent, utilities, phone, transportation), you’ll have a number to work with adjustable expenses like food, clothing, and entertainment.
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The Food Plans represent a nutritious diet at four different cost levels. The nutritional bases of the Food Plans are the 1997-2005 Dietary Reference Intakes, 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and 2005 MyPyramid food intake recommendations.
Food occupies a significant portion of a family's budget. While you can turn off lights, park the car and cancel the cable to cut down on these bills, everyone has to eat. Yet the food budget also represents an area where families can exercise more control, cutting back on more expensive purchases and treats when money is tight and splurging on ...
EPI’s Family Budget Calculator measures the income a family needs in order to attain a modest yet adequate standard of living. The budgets estimate community-specific costs for 10 family types (one or two adults with zero to four children) in all counties and metro areas in the United States.
This budget-friendly meal (only $2.50 per serving) has delicious flavor thanks to an 8-hour brine made with chicken broth, peppercorns, allspice, garlic cloves, bay leaf, and maple syrup. Topped with grilled fruit, this is sure to be a new favorite.
Having a frugal grocery budget allowed us to pay off debt & buy a house in cash.We also eat real food.Our spending is low & we’ve never been healthier! Several years ago my husband and I cut our monthly expenses in half.We randomly set a grocery budget of $400 a month for the two of us based on what we were spending.
The USDA provides a monthly budget recommendation for a family of four with two adults aged 19 to 50 years and two children, one between 2 and 3 and one between 4 and 5 years old. For 2012, the monthly cost of food for such a family using the USDA's liberal food plan would have been $1,067.30 per month.