I have a huge challenge this week budget-wise and I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it. I will be attempting to feed 3 people ( two of them teen boys ) for $3.33 a day. Can I do it? I'm not sure. I did quite a bit of freezer eating last week and fortunately still have some staples leftover; namely 1 pound of black beans, one pound of chickpeas, canned tomatoes, some lentils and two pounds of brown rice. I also have enough dahl for 3 dinners leftover from yesterday. Before I go any further here's my shopping list for last week:
- Black Beans
- White Beans
- Corn Tortillas
- Brown Rice
- Canned Tomatoes
My plan this week is to serve Oatmeal, Raisins and Chia Seeds for breakfast. I will make burgers out of leftovers for lunches and we'll have lots of soups and homemade bread/quick breads for dinner. I will also make a Sugar Free Breakfast Bread with some sort of legume in it for snacks/breakfasts.
I looked in my grocery circular for the week to get an idea of what's on sale. Bananas are $.39/lb so I will stock up. Limes are 5 for a dollar.
Tip of the Day: Check out your local grocery stores weekly sales and plan your meals around what's on sale.
I think I can do this.