Many of my friends have asked about how I manage my grocery budget and meals. On the simple weeks, I write a dinner menu for each night. We have the option to change our minds on what we want to eat that day but only, if the meal is on the menu! We go out to eat maybe twice a month for dinner and two-four times a month for lunch. Otherwise, we make everything AT HOME!
When I had an in-home day care, I had menus for breakfast, snacks, and lunch. It made shopping much easier and budget friendly! We followed the federal guidelines for daily food requirements for children under 5. Now that my children are school-age, we aren't that intense but, we still eat (mostly) healthy meals using mostly organic meats. Check out some of our menus below!