With five kids in our home, you know the focus is on frugal – period. Yes, I do focus on healthy also, but for this one … the more frugal the better.
I bet you can imagine that the fact that there are five young mouths to feed at all meals, that the chances of a picky eater increases dramatically. Guess what? We have one! Actually occasionally we have two – and interestingly they are our two oldest.
Awhile back I figured out that I had to encourage one of the pickey’s to try some new and different things. If I didn’t, either I was going to gain 100lbs eating noodles every single night or I was going to be cooking different meals every night for everyone – so NOT happening. While I don’t mind the occasional Spaghetti, Mac ‘n Cheese or Ramen Noodle Soup meal, it is definitely not going to happen that often.
Enter – the Baked Potato. Yep, that’s right. That’s my cheap meal. Seems strange doesn’t it? Actually baked potatoes are an extremely frugal food. They can be topped with all sorts of things and if you substitute one meal with overflowing baked potatoes, you can save up to $25 per month.
Just an interesting spin on frugal foods, in my opinion.
What types of frugal foods do you eat?