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How You Can Save Money With A Food Budget For Your Family

By John Smoles

If you have not made a food budget for your family you are probably spending way too much on your grocery bill. Having a food budget will ensure that you do not go over your allotted amount each month for your grocery bill. The best way to make a budget for your grocery bill is to make a menu plan and stick to it. If you know what you are cooking on what night you will not be likely to buy more groceries than you need.

When you make your menu for the entire month you have to be careful not to leave off any ingredients that you need for the meals. It could also be to your benefit to have a night once every week that you eat left overs. This can help you save quite a bit of money. When you have left overs you can just stick them in our freezer until the night you need them.

On left over night your family can eat from the many different left overs from that week. Having a left over night will not only save you money but will also give you a night off from cooking. It is important that you do not exceed your food budget.

If you are not going to stick to the food budget completely then it is a waste of your time to even make one. You should be sure to put all of the groceries you are going to need for the month in your budget.

Make sure that you do not leave off anything like your flour, sugar, milk, tea bags and thing of that nature. There are certain staples that you use on most days and you can sometimes forget to add them to your grocery budget. You also want to make sure that your breakfast and lunch is included in your budget not just your dinner meals.

When you have a menu plan and food budget that you stick to at all times then you will save money that you may not have even known you were using. When you buy one or two meals at a time you tend to spend more money. You also spend more money if you go to the grocery store without a grocery list in hand. If you go to the store without a grocery list you tend to just grab things that you may not even necessarily need.

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Smoles, John "How You Can Save Money With A Food Budget For Your Family." How You Can Save Money With A Food Budget For Your Family. 2 Jul. 2010. 28 Sep 2014 <>.

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