Be flexible with your choices. You did it once before, right? You learned that breakfast did NOT equal cereal; you learned to love eggs and bacon. Could you do it again? Could you learn to have some cabbage ($.49/lb.) fried in bacon fat with your eggs for breakfast? How about roasted carrots ($.99/lb.) as a snack? Shredded zucchini ($.89/lb.) added to your curries?
If your family is willing to eat fruit and veggies at non-traditional times of the day and in non-traditional ways, you can save a bundle. Instead of going with your standards, look for what is on sale that week. My new rule? Don’t buy it unless it is less than a dollar per pound. So far it is serving me well. Our grocery bill is going down as I shop more seasonally and more creatively.
What about you? Have you found a more flexible way to eat and save some money?