We completed the month spending 7 dollars a day to feed our family (2 adults, 2 teenagers). I am glad it is over since it took some of time to figure out how much each meal cost. But, it can be done and you can eat healthy, well balanced meals for that price. For the month of February, we are going to average 7 dollars a day, but I am not going to make it under 7 dollars each day. I am going to spend $49 dollars each week. There is more flexibility this way since some days you eat less expensive meals and some days it is a little more. The amounts we spent the past few days are:
Total for 31 one days in the month of January: $215.25
I learned a lot through through this. There are so many opportunities out there to save money if you take the time and look.