$200 a week on food?? We easily get by on less than $100 on food! So absolutely, it's possible.
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22-12-2011 15:51 #11
22-12-2011 15:52 #12
definently do-able and some weeks you'll do it for even less which will help on the weeks you need extras
22-12-2011 16:00 #13
I feed my family of 7 (3 adults, 1 teen boy, 11yr and 9yr girls and 3yr boy) on less. It is very doable.
22-12-2011 16:02 #14
Absolutely - here's what helps us
- Don't use Coles/Woolies as your place to shop... use when needed for things you can't get elsewhere cheaper, for us that's bi-monthly for coffee, TP, tinned tomatoes, dog food etc
- Find a farmer's market or farmgate seller for your fruit & veg
- Same for meat if possible - or enquire at abattoirs for direct to public sales
- Definitely cloth nappies, you won't regret it
- List and STICK TO IT (this one is tricky for me sometimes)
- Cook from scratch, cook in bulk, freeze and also embrace simple meals i.e. fresh vegies and bread, eggs etc
- Backyard hens and/or vegie garden if possible
ETA Just wanted to add doing all these things also makes it possible to afford more organic items if that is of interest to your family
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22-12-2011 16:02 #15
Are you kidding me!!!!! I spend less than that on a family of 6 with two in nappies and one on formula!!!!!
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22-12-2011 16:03 #16
Pawzette, I gotta say I agree. Each to their own and all but I can't fathom spending that amount on food per fortnight let alone per week...and we eat well so..I don't know.
22-12-2011 16:13 #17
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22-12-2011 16:16 #18
Easily! We 'splurge' and spend $150 some weeks.
22-12-2011 16:16 #19
Very doable. There are three adults, one toddler and two babies in this house and we spend $100-$150 per week on groceries.
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