Resources for Family Meal Planning on a Budget

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I love a good deal, but am not the best at clipping coupons or following through with sales searches.

grocery cart in store

In fact, I tried one of those weekly programs where you clip the coupons and go to specific stores on certain days and ended up in one of the aisles of Wal-Mart in tears clutching a wad of coupons while my three boys ran in three different directions.

It was not pretty.

What I did learn in that very traumatic experience was that the grocery store closest to my house has a ton of sales on Monday.  They also have coupon dispensers over several of the sale-priced food items for additional savings.  So, without even taking a coupons into the store, if I go on Mondays I generally save close to 33%.

That is much more my style.

I also learned that I can't shop with coupons AND kids.  It is just not reasonable for my attention to be spread that thin.

The bottom line for me is that I need to find a few little tricks that work for me...NOW.  Someday, when the kids are in college I can leisurely leaf through the Sunday circulars and carry my color-coordinated accordion coupon file through the brightly lit aisles of my favorite food store on the appropriate day.  But today, I am grabbing what I can get and rejoicing when it is on sale.

Resources for Budget Meals:

May your trip to Wal-Mart be less traumatic...

What are your favorite websites for family meal planning on a budget?

Holly Homer author of June Cleaver Nirvana When Holly isn't in crisis at her local food store, she is likely in crisis in her kitchen.  She isn't known for her cooking, but attempts regularly to put dinner on the table for her family.  Some of her favorite meals are Super Easy Potato Soup, Super Easy Runzas, and Super Easy and Extraordinary Pizza Buns.   You might be sensing a theme of super easiness.

Holly is a mom blogger and mother of three hungry boys.

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