There was an article on mcleans.ca recently written by Chris Johns. 

 

http://www2.macleans.ca/2009/02/11/eating-well-on-50-a-week/

 

Chris and his girlfriend normally spent $300 a week on food and they decided to budget themselves to $50 a week as an experiment.  That’s roughly the same budget we are currently tackling, however, in reading his article, I had to ask myself, “Who would actually eat this?”  Crispy skin sardines with arugula and tomato fondue???  Marrow on toast with root vegetable and chickpea salad??  You want me to try these little tidbits on a 13 year-old, 12 year-old and 8 year-old????  He seemed pretty proud of himself that his total grocery bill totaled $49.72 for 7 dinners, which included one meal at friends.  What about breakfast, lunch and after-school snacks???

 

At the end of the article, he mentioned he is writing a book about eating frugally.  Honestly, he better call me first.  At $102.66/week for a family of 5, I think he should take notes from a pro before he pens that cookbook!

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