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The Budget Family Meal Challenge – $50 for 2 weeks

This one is going to be a struggle. A challenge, if you or actually I will call it that. This is a budget family meal challenge, a “Plan 2 weeks of meals with just $50” Can I do it?

I am sure going to trying. I gave myself this challenge to see if I could actually save money at the grocery store. I planned my meals for 2 weeks. Some items I do have on hand so that will save me money there. But the biggest problem is I have 3 boys who LOVE milk. Milk is NOT cheap. Your spending at least $2 on a gallon of milk. So, Powdered milk it is, at least for cooking that is.

Here is my 2 weeks meal plan…. I hope you like my sloppy writing, its the pen not me *wink*

I revised my shopping list 3 different times, cutting out what I really didn’t need to get. It went from 40 items down to…13 I have coupons for 3 of the items.

Here’s hoping that I can spend less than $50 on these items. I’ll let you know how this goes.


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  1. Erin @ Small and Simple Things 12/05/2011 at 1:07 pm

    Do diapers count against groceries? You’re not eating them:)

    It’s just to spend less than $50 at the store, but it’s ok to eat food that you already have around, even if it is more than $50. Is that right?

  2. Megan 12/06/2011 at 11:33 am

    Hi Erin,
    No diapers don’t count since you don’t eat them 🙂 I did count them this go around since I had coupons for them. But the goal is to open your pantry and really see what you have and plan meals according to what you already have and buy only what you need.

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