The $10 Meal: YEP, you can feed a family of six for around $10. Our cooking guide, classes, and this website show you how. To make it possible, you will plan meals ahead of time with your family, prepare meals using low-cost natural ingredients and share the event with people you love.Here are a few guidelines regarding the $10 meal.
- This is not a diet plan.There is no “DO NOT EAT” list.
- We do, however, suggest that you add a wide variety of whole foods with natural ingredients for use in your meal plan
- Our meal examples include small meat and dessert portions.Think of these as condiments.
- The larger part of our meal focuses on colorful above the ground veggies, below the ground vegetables, legumes, whole grains & some added fruit.
- Meals start with soup and salad because they are inexpensive, filling, and nutritious.
- Calorie and nutritional information is not listed. For precise nutritional information, there are websites and handbooks that can give you the data.
- Consult your doctor for any special needs. or if making significant changes in your eating plan.
“The key is to use a lot of different whole, natural food throughout the week.Use processed foods sparingly to avoid sugars, fats, and toxins.”
The $10 Budget
- Staples like sugar, spices, and dressings are not included in our $10 cost.
- Cost of leftovers (PLANNED-OVERS) is also not included except except meats.. Preparing inexpensive soups relies on incorporating “free” planned-overs..
- A great deal of money can be saved when buying bulk quantities:Repackage them for future meals or divide them up with friends.
- Under “Tips & Tricks”, posts will suggest other strategies such as: utilizing coupons and store specials, buying store brands, planning to use vegetables in season, and purchasing less expensive meat cuts.
- Cooking once for several meals, planning to use leftovers () , and using slow cookers saves energy and time.
- Make your own soup bases, spice mixtures, sauces, and dressings from scratch. In the stores, processed dressings are expensive items loaded with salt, fats and preservatives.
- This list is just the “Tip of the iceberg.” You and our authors will be adding ideas in our forum, Facebook, and Twitter feeds. Feel free to join us.