Advertisement
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Frugalistas Frugalistas

Meal Planning 101

Posted by on May. 10, 2013 at 8:51 AM
  • 29 Replies
1 mom liked this

This post is a place for us to share advice, questions and personal stories about feeding your family good meals for less money.

Here are some tips from the moms in this group:

  • Choose inexpensive ingredients for your main dish
  • Stock up on beans, rice, and pasta for cheap and nutritious meals
  • Make use of leftovers by turning them into stews or soups
  • Cook casseroles that stretch for more than one meal
  • Plan your frugal meals based on coupons and supermarket specials
  • Familiarize yourself with store prices on items you can cook for less

baking

For more help:


Click here to see what Frugalistas are discussing on the group today:
See Active Posts - Let's Talk!

Please share your recipes for inexpensive but tasty meals below!

by on May. 10, 2013 at 8:51 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-10):
michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jun. 3, 2013 at 9:25 AM
3 moms liked this

Theme nights (meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, etc.) make meal planning easy!

a_and_j_momma
by on Jun. 5, 2013 at 1:25 AM
Can we sticky this too?
JakeandEmmasMom
by Silver Member on Jun. 5, 2013 at 11:43 AM

 

Quoting michiganmom116:

Theme nights (meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, etc.) make meal planning easy!

 Do you do theme nights?  I've been thinking this would help me get into my meal planning groove, but beyond Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday, I can't think of what they would be!  LOL!

Cafe Steph
by Head Admin on Jun. 5, 2013 at 11:45 AM

This is linked in this post which is stickied:

Frugalistas - Click here for tips on Frugal Shopping, DIY Cleaners, Decorating, Budgeting and More...


Quoting a_and_j_momma:

Can we sticky this too?



michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jun. 5, 2013 at 12:43 PM
2 moms liked this


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting michiganmom116:

Theme nights (meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, etc.) make meal planning easy!

 Do you do theme nights?  I've been thinking this would help me get into my meal planning groove, but beyond Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday, I can't think of what they would be!  LOL!

I did, for a while.

Slow cooker Sunday

Meaty Monday (usually a roast of some kind)

Taco Tuesday

Whip-it-up Wednesday (quick meal)

Traditional Thursday

Fun Friday (burgers, hot dogs, etc.)

Sizzling Saturday (grilled meal)


JakeandEmmasMom
by Silver Member on Jun. 5, 2013 at 12:52 PM
1 mom liked this

 

Quoting michiganmom116:


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting michiganmom116:

Theme nights (meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, etc.) make meal planning easy!

 Do you do theme nights?  I've been thinking this would help me get into my meal planning groove, but beyond Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday, I can't think of what they would be!  LOL!

I did, for a while.

Slow cooker Sunday

Meaty Monday (usually a roast of some kind)

Taco Tuesday

Whip-it-up Wednesday (quick meal)

Traditional Thursday

Fun Friday (burgers, hot dogs, etc.)

Sizzling Saturday (grilled meal)


 *Squeals* 

I love it!  I'm writing these down!!

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Jun. 5, 2013 at 12:57 PM


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting michiganmom116:


Quoting JakeandEmmasMom:

 

Quoting michiganmom116:

Theme nights (meatless Monday, taco Tuesday, etc.) make meal planning easy!

 Do you do theme nights?  I've been thinking this would help me get into my meal planning groove, but beyond Meatless Monday and Taco Tuesday, I can't think of what they would be!  LOL!

I did, for a while.

Slow cooker Sunday

Meaty Monday (usually a roast of some kind)

Taco Tuesday

Whip-it-up Wednesday (quick meal)

Traditional Thursday

Fun Friday (burgers, hot dogs, etc.)

Sizzling Saturday (grilled meal)


 *Squeals* 

I love it!  I'm writing these down!!

Taco Tuesday was anything Mexican/Spanish cuisine, like Spanish steak & rice or taco salad, etc.

Traditional Thursday was anything that was a traditional meal for our family, such as a favorite casserole.

matreshka
by Platinum Member on Jun. 5, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Love the tips!

chrissysnow22
by on Jun. 6, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Tacos are quick and easy to whip together and there are so many varieties

Spagehtti and lasagna are good one pot meals



michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Aug. 29, 2013 at 5:02 PM

bump

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)