One way to keep your grocery bill under control is to budget in a daily or per-meal dollar limit. If you can plan just $5 or $10 per dinner and become a coupon guru when buying staples you can see some pretty big savings.
One of the problems with eating cheap, traditionally, has been quality and nutrition. The lack there of, that is. Our children are grown so it’s just me and my wife at home now so we can easily eat every night on ten dollars or less but we want to eat healthy too. In fact, a local pizza place has been offering two medium, two item pizzas for 10 bucks for a very long time. They have great pizza but that’s not exactly a healthy diet.
You can see from the picture above that even Meijer grocery store has taken notice of the per-dinner budgeting trend and used it in their marketing this week. They used the trend in a two page spread in their ad paper.
Two of my Twitter friends offer daily help for those wanting to learn about per meal dinner budgeting. Both do an awesome job and you should follow both pros.
Renae with 10BuckDinners.com: Well balanced meals for a family of 4 for ten dollars or less! Every day. Every recipe. Not to mention, much healthier than fast food.
Erin Chase with 5DollarDinners.com: Erin makes dinner for her family every night for $5 or less! She’ll show you how to prepare healthy meals using natural and wholesome ingredients!