Hi! We have two adults, four children, two cats and two dogs, and we are on one income that is not considered low, but it when you have to spread it that many ways! We eat very healthily, I buy a lot of fruit, I tend to have a heap of frozen vegies on hand from my chrisco hamper, or that I have bought and not used for one reason or other, which we suppliment the fresh vegies we buy and grow with. I make mini pizzas with cheap pizza bases, pastas, casseroles, we have barbecued sausages and salad, vegie pie, spaghetti bolognaise, and various other things, depending on the week. We don't eat a lot of meat, fish once a week, chicken once, red meat twice maybe, it just depends on the week, and how much we have to cut our groceries down by. A couple of times a week I have what I consider "easy meals", such as baked beans on toast, or omelettes. I buy cheap canned tomatoes for spaghetti, or cheap jar sauces, depending. Usually for breakfasts we have weetbix and canned fruit - luckily we live near SPC Ardmona factory sales, so we get them from there quite cheaply. We also have muesli, and one other box of cereal which the kids get to choose. We go through a lot of milk, so use the cheaper milk, and the same with bread. I buy bigger tubs of yoghurt and portion them out into plastic containers for lunch boxes, same with the home brand tiny teddies we buy, and sultanas. It usually costs us around $200-$250 per week to feed all of us healthily, which I think is about as cheap as I can possibly get it to be!
kerrie, VIC, DD 12/8/03, DD 12/10/05, DD 14/9/07, DD 4/1/10