How to Feed A Family Of 2 With $200 A Month

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With times as hard as they have been recently I have had to find ways of reducing my food expense. It is only my husband and I, but the expenses can add up. This is a few steps that I personally take that has mad my grocery bill $200 or less to feed both of us for a month.

  • Keep your grocery money separate for the rest. You can use a separate account, keep the cash in an envelope, or even use a reloadable gift card.

  • Buy your meats in the family packs, and when they are on sale. I usually purchase a 10 pound bag of chicken, a 5 pound roll of ground beef, and one other meat that is on sale. I also check for meats that have been reduced. During the Holiday seasons you can purchase a turkey for a very inexpensive price. You can use it for a meal, and make lunches for a few days.

    Doing the above I usually spend about $75, or less, a month on meat.

  • Purchase the store brand vegetables and condiments. You can usually spend much less with these options, but compare the unit price when you are purchasing any packaged item.

  • Stock up on eggs, breads, rice, beans and potatoes. All of these items can be purchase for very little, but can be used for may meals.

  • Avoid any prepackaged meals, or frozen entrees. These can be very expensive, and take a large amount of your monthly grocery budget.

    Following the above steps I usually spend between $150 and $200 a month on groceries. To spend even less I clip coupons and compare ads. I have spent as little as $100 in one month on groceries.

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