I have seen so many other families stressing out on how to feed their families in these trying times. I wanted to share some of my tips and a week’s worth of meals for under $60!
In 2020 I started meal planning to help save money. It was so easy to go in the store and purchase a lot of extra stuff we didn’t need.
With Covid came the option to do grocery pickups at Walmart through the Walmart app. The app has been a lifesaver!
Throughout the week I go into my Walmart app and add my groceries to my cart. I am then able to see exactly how much I will be spending. I also can see what ingredients I have and plan meals using the same ingredients if needed.
Example: If I have two meals that require shredded cheese I will purchase the 32 oz bag instead of the 8 oz bag.
After adding the items to my cart I leave them there until I go back to the store.
When it’s time to go grocery shopping I pull up my app. As I go down the aisles and get my groceries I “remove” the items from my cart. What does this do?
1) It helps me stay on track and not buy unnecessary items
2) It helps me not forget items I need for the week/my meals
It also helps that as we finish/run out of items my husband and kids tell me we need something and I go in and add it to my cart. This helps me ensure I don’t forget the next time I’m in the store.
Recently I have been seeing heartbreaking Facebook posts from other moms who are stressing over the cost of groceries. They aren’t sure how they are going to be continue to feed their children at the current prices.
Having a family of seven has always meant we needed to get creative in hard times in regard to grocery shopping. Pre-pandemic feeding this many people wasn’t always easy and that is no different now.
I wanted to write this post to help other families out and let them see that it is possible to feed a family and not feel like you are paying a second mortgage in groceries.
Below are 7 of our cheap and easy go-to meals for $58.58! I don’t care who you are or the size of your family…if you can get 7 meals for under $100 you’re doing great let alone under $60!
Now keep in mind we would have to add more soups and a bigger pack of pork chops for our family but this is a great starting point for smaller families.
**THESE PRICES ARE BASED ON MY LOCAL WALMART IN KY**
Meal 1: Soup Beans ($3.90)
*Soup Beans (You can pick your cheap bean option)
Meal 2: Chicken Alfredo ($4.23)
Meal 3: Sausage and potatoes ($7.16) One of our family’s top favorite meals!!
Meal 4: Spaghetti and meatballs ($8.96)
Meal 5: Pork Chops ($14.81)
*Pork chops (pack size for your family)
*Instant mashed potatoes
*Ranch and bacon pasta
Meal 6: Breakfast for supper ($6.64)
*Turkey bacon (cheaper than regular bacon)
Meal 7: Soup & Salad Night ($12.88) Another family favorite!
*Salad dressing of choice
*Canned soup of choice (in our family we get everyone a can of their favorite soup)
Total for all 7 meals:
Now these meals aren’t glorious meals but they are filling, yummy and our kids enjoy them. They also don’t break the bank!
If anyone has any questions let me know. I’d love to help out other families ❤️
What are some of your favorite, cheap and easy go-to meals for your family?