One suggestion for saving on food expenses is to start a food co-op. A food co-op is a group of families who buy food in bulk together to save money. Some groups take turns shopping monthly for bulk items, and they get together once a month to prepare meals in large quantities. Then they divide the prepared dishes into family-size portions in freezer-friendly containers, and each family takes home enough meals to last a month! This saves money, saves time, and gives you the opportunity to build bonds of friendship.
Mike Klumpp offers another idea to save on grocery bills: "Sunday papers are filled with coupons. If you have grocers battling for control in your area, they'll often offer double and triple coupon deals. If you have a product that costs seventy-five cents, and you have a coupon for fifty cents and the store triples that coupon, you just made a dollar and a quarter."
Cynthia Yates offers this advice for saving on food costs: "Most people could feed their family on what they have in the house right now for probably weeks. It takes a little bit of grit, determination, and creativity."
Perhaps one of the above suggestions will be helpful in your situation. But what is most important is that you approach all your financial decisions with wisdom, including how much to spend on groceries and what to buy.
"Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor" (Ecclesiastes 7:12).