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Thread: Good way to save on food budget
03-15-2008, 04:23 PM #1Steven GilluleGuest
Good way to save on food budget
We have five kids ages 8-13. They like to eat, so you can imagine
what our food bills have been like! I came across a good way to make
a major dent in our food bill and wanted to share.
If you have an Aldi's near you, then go to http://www.usa.aldi.com.
This website lists everything in the store, and hundreds of recipes
for every meal, special occasions, etc. Go to the recipe site and
pick a bunch of recipes to print out. Print them (put them in
plastic sleeve protectors if you want), and put them in a 3 ring
Every other week, I let each child pick out two main dishes to use as
recipes for dinner. They take them out of the binder and put them in
the front pocket. I then go back to the Aldi's website to the recipe
list. I click the box in front of the recipes, and am able to print
out a shopping list!
I go through the house and cross off anything we already have at
home, then go shopping. Since the recipes are set for four people,
we just double it. We do find we need to season things up a little
more, but the recipes are delicious and very kid friendly!!
The best part is because they pick out the recipes, the kids eat
better. I'm finding that the bagged salads at Aldi's are fresher
than our regular grocery store for some reason also.
This has made food shopping much easier and cheaper!
Unfortunately eggs and milk are not discounted there, but other