We’ve had a couple of weeks (this is one of them), where our grocery budget is literally 15 dollars. Yes, 15.
Unfortunately many of us make too much to qualify for EBT but still have weeks where we are in between paychecks and have to make due. Luckily my husband and I are the only ones who consume groceries at this point, Lincoln gets his formula and food through WIC.
This is the best way I’ve found to stretch 15 bucks on food for a whole week.
Buy rice, beans, pasta, tomato sauce, lentils, some veggies and eggs. This costed us about $15 and some change.
Grocery prices may be different in your area but this is what our receipt looked like:
One pound of white rice: $3.35
One pound of black beans: $2.07
Box of spaghetti: $1.07
Progresso lentil soup: $2.17
One head of broccoli: $.72
Bag of baby carrots: $2.13
Dozen eggs: $.98
Our total was $15.88
We are mainly a plant based family anyway, so this wasn’t a terrible sacrifice for us however it was still scarce.
If you’re ever going through a situation like this I highly recommend stocking up on beans, they’re very cheap and high in protein. Pasta and rice are also very filling and inexpensive.
Furthermore, I suggest checking online to find local food banks in your area.