Mom Shares the VERY Easy, Budget-Friendly Dinner Her Family Swears By — And It Only Costs Her $2.20 Per Serving
- A frugal mom has revealed how she feeds a family of four for less than $10
- She made sausages and vegetables for her family for $8.75 less than $2.20 each
- She posted a photo of the meal on a budget-oriented Facebook page
A frugal mom has revealed how she feeds her family-of-four dinner for just $8.75 and says her kids are guaranteed to eat it every time.
The mom posted her ultimate cheap dinner on a budget-oriented Facebook page next to a photo of the meal.
“Sausages, colored potatoes and vegetables for tea,” she wrote.
Each serving had two sausages and a mountain of veggies and cost less than $2.20 according to the budget-conscious cook.
A frugal mom has revealed how she feeds her family-of-four dinner for just $8.75 and says her kids are guaranteed to eat it every time
“Yes, I understand that some people eat more than two sausages, but with enough side dishes, it’s a very filling meal,” she said.
The mash consisted of mixed potatoes and pumpkin, while the other vegetables were served steamed.
And the meal was a hit with dozens of home cooks drooling over the colorful plate.
‘Add gravy and I’m there’, someone responded with the photos.
While others admitted that sausage, mash and vegetables are one of their favorite meals.
“Your colored potatoes look like I called pink tattoos, also just pumpkin mixed with potato so the kids would eat it,” said one woman.
What has the budget-conscious mom included in her meal plan?
Beef and black beans with noodles
Homemade burgers and fries
Roast meat and vegetables
Grilled chicken salad
Bacon and eggs
Homemade sausage rolls
Muesli and berries
Meals were served in plates with built-in dividers which were also a hit.
The mother revealed that the signs belong to Kmart after being questioned in the comments.
‘They are meal prep bowls with lids. I do graveyard services, so it’s easier if I have things in these containers,” she said.
“My son has Asperger’s too, so he doesn’t like some things touching his sausages,” she added.
The woman often posts her budget tips in the group, saying that meal planning is the best way to keep the grocery budget low.
The mom also shared a photo of her husband’s beef and black bean meal, which cost less than $10 and served seven.
“I try to see what I have in the cupboards and fridge first, add that to the meal plan before I make my shopping list so I know what to buy,” she said.
She also provided a sample of her weekly shopping and meal plan. On Mondays, the family ate beef and black beans with noodles, on Tuesdays they ate tacos, and on Wednesdays they had a barbecue.
On Thursday they had homemade burgers and chips, on Friday they had spaghetti, Saturday a roast and Sunday they enjoyed a meal outside.
The mom spent just $170 on the week’s groceries, which also included four bottles of shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, and shower gel on sale.
The meal plan also included breakfast, snacks, and hot lunches.
The mother also shared a photo of her husband’s beef and black bean meal, which cost less than $10 and served seven.