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I have $200 for groceries and I need to make breakfast lunch and dinners,plus snacks.
I can make pancakes or waffles, crepes. What else is good and cheap for breakfast,no cereal boxes. My kids hate oatmeal and any other hot cereal no matter how yummy I make it.
I need some lunch ideas besides wraps,and sandwiches. Preferably easy stuff my kids can make since I work all day.
Also need some dinner meals healthy with vegetable.
P.S. my cupboards are bare. Now some mos are saying they can feed their families for $150 a month. What do they eat salt laden ramen noodles,craparoni and cheese? I wanna know how that's even possible. I need some help please! I don't use coupons cause I cant afford to get a paper.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 8:17 PM on Jun. 9, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • eggs. eggs, eggs, eggs. We do a lot of french toast, omlettes, scrambled egg sandwiches, turkey egg and cheese melts... for snacks buy a big bag of animal crackers, a big bag of m & ms, goldfish crackers, peanuts, etc and mix 'em all together for trail mix that will last a long time.
    bloomsr

    Answer by bloomsr at 8:22 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • aw nice idea!
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:23 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • You dont have to get coupons from newspapers, there are tons of websites that offer coupons and even free samples for stuff (including groceries and other items.) Also, some store brands are just as good as the name brands. Quit wasting money on pretty packaging.
    MamiNlovinIt

    Answer by MamiNlovinIt at 8:24 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • stir fries are cheap, a dinner salad with a few strips of chicken,beans and rice fruits,veggies,crackers/cheese for snacks. try overcooking at night,leftovers are lunch the next day,robin
    RobinChristine

    Answer by RobinChristine at 10:19 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • :-) Fruit yogurt parfaits and granola ( you can crush granola bars for topping) , Granola bars, Bagels and cream cheese, Eggs
    One thing we loved was toasted bagels with eggs, sausage and cheese. We made hundreds through the years...
    Staples-
    Bulk Eggs- hard boiled, egg salad, deviled and pickled ( just hard boil, peel and put into pickle juice. We just boil eggs as soon as the pickles are gone and fill with HB eggs- leave in for a week)
    Hunts spaghetti sauce
    Baby dill pickles- salomi- thin cut spread cream cheese on and roll around pickle
    Cabbage
    Rice- Zatarans' is great
    Chicken- 4-5 $ for whole chickens at Walmart- bake, boil or cut in half and grill
    Hamburger
    Ring Sausage or Brats
    Little smokies- w/stick pretzels
    Precooked Breakfast sausage- Great Value
    Bulk vanilla yogurt
    Frozen/fresh/canned fruits
    veggies
    Jello- finger jello or individual servings with fruit
    R
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 11:11 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • R was for ranch......
    The trail mix is great, also can add dehydrated fruits,
    To make it easy anything you can premake will help. Have hamburger already fried for tacos in a bag, sloppy joes, or plain maid rites the kids can make themselves.
    Baked potatoes are another easy fix. With chilli, broccoli and cheese, bacon or whatever.. Cheese and crackers, popcorn with rolos are messy but a fun treat for all..... A fabulous fruit dip is equal amounts of cream cheese and marshmallow creme. The kids will eat it up.....
    LeJane

    Answer by LeJane at 11:20 PM on Jun. 9, 2011

  • Buy rice and beans in bulk.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 8:31 PM on Jun. 10, 2011

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