In March, we are going to try and actually stick to our food budget. I found some great tips online and a few good websites to help pull together these random pantry items and leftovers into something amazing at the end if the month.
Figuring out how to eat for less and the best way to do it in our world of excess can be hard to do. Here are a few sites I found very useful and wanted to share:
* Budget 101– buy these 20 items and make 20 meals
* Good Cheap Eats – How to build a FrugL Pantry
* Great Recipes on a Budget – Eating well dying pantry and refrigerator items
These sites also cut out a lot if processed food at times. On others it is easy to substitute when needed.
I’m looking forward to trying these new tips and recipes out!
This week, I needed to go shopping before my weekly menu from E-mealz was ready. So I used the suggested 5-meal plan from All-You magazine. We already had quite a few items on hand, and typically eat on a meal for a few days. We’ll see how long this last us! Here’s to something new:
Monday – 15 Bean Soup with cornbread
Tuesday – Pasta Salad with Tuna, Olives and Parsley
Wednesday – Dinner w/ Sean & Amanda to celebrate
Thursday – Grilling out with friends
Friday – Chilled Tomato Soup with Shrimp and Pesto
Saturday morning – Whole grain waffles
Saturday afternoon – Turkey, cheese & avacado melts
Saturday evening – Grilled Spiced Pork Patties with Greens
Sunday afternoon – Corn and Cheddar Waffles with fruit
Sunday evening – Spagheti and meatballs with salad
Special treat – Raspberry Blondies