Budget

Eat Well on Vacation with Kids Without Breaking the Bank. Here’s How. — Family Vacation

Hitting the road with kids in tow? You are in for an adventure! After 20 years of motherhood, I know that vacationing with children is not without its challenges, but I'm equally convinced that it's worth the effort. We've found that getting outside our comfort zone provides us with huge bonding moments. (Even that time the takeout pizza took two hours to arrive at our Le Mans hotel, with hamburger on it instead of pepperoni, has found a treasured place in our collective memory.)

As I type, I'm packing up six kids for a month in Europe. For the second time. No, I'm not crazy. Or rich. In fact, the only way we're able to swing such a travel endeavor is to do it on a budget. Here are 10 tips that help me and my family eat well and affordably while on the road.

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How a Family of 2 Eats for $84 a Week in Walla Walla, Washington — Food Budget Diaries

Welcome to Kitchn's Food Budget Diaries series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will follow one person for one week and will chronicle everything that person consumed and how much it costs them.

Name: Rebecca
Location: Walla Walla, Washington
Age: 29
Number of people in family: 2 people; my husband and I.
Occupation: I'm a freelance science writer and my husband is an engineer.
Household Income: $110,000
Weekly food budget: $84 (eating out budget is $180 per month).

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This Is How Many Avocado Toasts It Costs to Buy a House — Food News

An Australian real estate mogul had some choice words about why millennials can't afford buying a home. While speaking with Australia's "60 Minutes" on Monday, Tim Gurner singled out avocado toast as one of the culprits.

"When I was trying to buy my first home, I wasn't buying smashed avocado for $19 and four coffees at $4 each," he said. "We're at a point now where the expectations of younger people are very, very high. They want to eat out every day; they want travel to Europe every year."

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How a Family of 5 Eats for $200 a Week in Madison, Wisconsin — Food Budget Diaries

Welcome to Kitchn's Food Budget Diaries series, where we show you how people around the country spend money on what they eat and drink. Each post will follow one person for one week and will chronicle everything that person consumed and how much it costs them.

Name: Emily
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Age: 36
Number of people in family: 5 (my husband, myself, and our kids, a 5-year-old, 3-year-old, and 10-month-old)
Occupation: Stay-at-home mom; husband is a construction coordinator.
Household income: $54,000
Weekly food budget: $200 a week

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16 Budget Breakfast Ideas for a Better Morning — Recipes from The Kitchn

One of the best things about breakfast is that it's super easy to pull off a hearty and healthy meal without breaking the bank. Whether you start at the bulk bins with rice for congee, scramble some eggs for an on-the-go breakfast burrito, or lean on a cheap pantry staple for a savory breakfast parfait, all it takes is a little inspiration to start your day with a totally delicious and budget-friendly breakfast. Here are 16 recipes to get you started.

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Recipe: Avocado Pickles — Recipes from The Kitchn

(Image credit: Christine Han)

Firm, underripe avocados used to be something I avoided at all costs. I was in it for the instant gratification of a soft, creamy avocado that could be instantly split open and spread on toast. That all changed the day I discovered avocado pickles. While I once scoffed at a bin filled to the brim with hard avocados, these are the very ones I now happily load in my basket to bring home because there's something just as delectable to do with them.

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