Your family of 6 can feast on five or more meals using food gathered from Our $50 spree @ WinCo.
by donR May 18th, 2016
The Family Meals Project originally shared ideas with health-conscious families to plan, prepare and share budget-friendly meals. The goal was to assemble family meals for less than $10 using whole foods in the menu plan. That was four years ago and it’s now time to revisit the idea of preparing a $10 meal*. Yes, it’s still very possible to keep healthy meal costs under $10. To prove it, we spent $50 at WinCo and assembled 5 family meals using these ingredients plus a few planned-overs and pantry staples.
Winter squash is budget-friendly in season, easy to prepare and a good source of vitamins A and K
by donR May 5, 2016
Cooking wholesome meals on a limited budget can be challenging. By “wholesome” we mean the meal satisfies the nutritional needs of family members. The $10 meal price is calculated by keeping the cost of the main ingredients under $8 and simply add $2 for the pantry items like flour, condiments, planned-overs, and spices.
So, if at the end of the month, you have spent, on average, $10 per main meal and have eaten a rainbow of whole foods, you deserve a “Gold Star” and are welcome to share your ideas with the rest of our audience! Continue reading →
This is an example of a $10 family meal. All the ingredients were sitting in our pantry just waiting to nourish our family.
We all know it is important to have a well-stocked pantry for emergencies. But more than that, it lays the foundation for assembling hundreds of different meals. It is important to take care in choosing the food in order to save space, money and the nutritional value of the food.
There are many things to consider so we’ll post our ideas in three segments, Here are some tips and tricks for you to think about. Continue reading →
We chose to use rock cod in this $10 meal because Fred Meyers had it on sale for $3.99 /lb, it’s nutritious, and delicious when lightly poached in wine or sauce, . Each 4 oz portion of fish is served with salad, home-made soup, steamed vegetables, brown rice and seasonal fruit if available to make it a well-rounded meal Continue reading →