Oct 3, 2016

The $15 Grocery Budget

At some point, you may find yourself with no dinero and hungry kids to feed. How on earth can you stretch your last $15 and keep everyone fed for a whole week? Here are some options of good buys that will get you through a full week. Beggars can't be choosers but combined with what you already have in your cabinets, there will be food in the bellies of all. Think protein!

List 1-My grocer has a 10 lb bag of chicken leg quarters for $4.58 and a bag of potatoes for $1.88. Bread is $0.99, peanut butter as little as $2.25, thin sliced lunch meats for  $0.99, half gallon of milk for $1.85 and finally a small box of cereal for $1.45. That totals $13.99 before taxes, you could totally make it on that right there!

List 2-Eggs $2.23+bread $0.99+cheese $2.88+oatmeal $1.88+hot dog weiners  $1.25 + buns $0.99 + half gallon milk $1.85 + can of salmon $1.00 + can of tuna $.79, dry beans $.89 for a pretax total of $14.75. Keep left over buns for sub sandwiches while extra hot dogs get tossed in sauerkraut or Mac 'n cheese! Have salmon cakes one night and tuna salad another. Use your staples and make homemade biscuits and gravy one night or pancakes! Easy and cheap!

List 3- Pastas for $1.00 per box (get 2), pasta sauce for $1.00 (only need one-use half can each dish) + block cheese $2.23 +bread $.99 (get two)+bacon $3.25+lettuce and tomatoes $2.15. Grab a box of mac 'n cheese $0.59 + milk $1.85. That is $15 pretax price! You must utilize all leftovers, eat salads, bulk up sandwiches, have cheese toast. Endless possibilities! Here is an article on how to Get The Most From Your Bacon.

So don't let your last $15 depress you. You can and will get by!