I was crusing the food aisles in SAM’s Club, (a warehouse club type store mainly on the east coast), the other day, alternately dodging the lady giving out Pizza Bite (microwaves in minutes!) samples and marveling at the giant 25 lb bags of rice available for just a few bucks. In addition there were lots of other mass quantities of spices, veggies and various carbos at what were seemingly very reasonable prices (for the quantity). This huge mass of food for the money impressed me, especially when I’m used to paying 2.50 for 6 ozs of Uncle Ben's Original Recipe or 2.45 for a little 7oz brick of Birdseye frozen creamed spinach.
As a hypothetical question, if you were on a very limited fixed income and had a family of 4 to 6 people to feed and just wanted to make sure they were fed properly and nutritionally, what are some tips and tricks you can use to feed a family of 6 (lets say 2 adults + 4 kids ages 3-8-12-16) . Since the bulk rice and pasta is pretty cheap I assume the expensive stuff will be low cost sources of protein and fresh fruits and veggies.
How would a family or single mother with a lot of kids cope? Does couponing really make a difference? Will a summer garden pay for itself? What are some doper tips and tricks for feeding a lot of people on a budget. Where’s the beef (and other protein) coming from? I want all your down and dirty secrets for cheap (but reasonably healthy) feeds. Don’t hold back!