I have been there myself. I’ve got $20 left in the bank, a few days until payday, and nothing left in the pantry.
What the hell am I going to feed my family???
Here are some ideas on some cheap eats to fill the tummies of hungry kids when money is running low. Pick and choose the items that your family like to eat (if you bought them all of course it would add up to more than $20!). But some staples are relatively cheap!
Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes:
This is where I would steer clear of the big supermarkets that can charge upwards of $5/kg for potatoes. If you shop at a local grocer or markets, you can easily pick up potatoes for $1/kg. It doesn’t matter if they are covered in dirt, in fact, the ones that are dirty tend to last longer, and if you are taking the skin off always, who cares about getting your hands dirty! Plus don’t discount Sweet Potato, it is pretty cheap too and a Superfood.
Recipe ideas using Potatoes: