Before you answer, I am feeding 7 people. It just seems like if I play my cards right, I should be able to average about $20 a day for food.
I’m going to start paying attention to where I shop and how much I spend. I also want to have a list of the meals I make and how much they cost.
After an initial attempt at keeping track of food spending, I think my biggest difficulties are figuring out how to calculate leftovers, calculating condiments and other things that we buy once a month or every other month and eat a tablespoon at a time, and also just finding the time and energy to keep track.
I’ve got a shopping list, and I’m going to keep the receipt with the list and also write all the prices on the list so I can use it to calculate how much a particular meal costs.
Does anyone have a good system for keeping track of the cost of meals?
Do you know about how much you spend on food for your family per day?
Do you have the stores dialed in where you can find the cheapest price on your staple items?