This is a new feature I’m adding to this blog for various reasons:
1. Because I know a lot of folks out there are feeling the food pinch, it’s important to know it is healthy and reasonable to feed your family healthy foods;
2. I know the difficulty of feeding 4 kids and a husband on a daily basis;
3. To enable you to have more time for yourself and less time worrying about what is happening in the kitchen of to your pocketbook.
This feature was prompted by a friend of mine at lowcarbfriends.com. ElyseElyse was talking about how expensive it is to feed a family whole foods. I jumped into the fray and yelled (because I’m super-deep), “NUH-UH!!!”
I then began saving every receipt from the last three months of shopping. Why? Because I planned to show that it isn’t necessarily expensive to feed a family a lower-car/glycemic load lifestyle. The problem with saving so many receipts was that I have a stack of receipts like you wouldn’t believe, and I have lost all of my will to try and make sense of them.
So, instead of trying to go on a week-by-week basis, I am going to present some meals, how much they cost to prepare, and recipes when they are introduced.
I hope to present ideas to you, whether you have autistic kids, ones with gluten intolerances, or who need to cut back on the processed foods for reasons of health. These ideas will hopefully appeal to most in the home, and will be cost-effective, as well as healthy (or reasonably so!).
These menus which will be given are suggestions only, and your prices will differ in your part of the country.
Tomorrow will be the first installment, and I’ll be covering breakfast.