Good Food, Good Nutrition, Good Price: Cheap Dinners Quiz
Feeding a family these days is tough. Between finding the time, catering to individual preferences, and actually preparing and cleaning up after a meal, it's enough to make Martha Stewart gain a few gray hairs. Test your knowledge on how to feed your family on a budget, and maybe you'll learn a few new tricks as well.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, what would it cost, on a weekly basis, to feed a family of four with a moderate budget?
How can you reduce the cost of a spaghetti dinner for your family?
Order take out; it's cheaper than buying all the ingredients.
Use organic sauce.
Make your own sauce.
What is NOT a reason for higher grocery prices?
droughts in Russia
production of ethanol
earthquakes in Japan
Spaghetti or lasagna -- which is cheaper?
They cost about the same.
How can you spice up macaroni and cheese on a budget?
Add ground beef or crumbled bacon.
both of the above
What's an easy way to have low-cost pizza for dinner?
Use coupons for your local delivery place.
Forego the toppings; keep it cheese and sauce.
Use tortillas for a thin crust.
Which one of these is NOT a low-cost seafood option for dinner?
Ground beef, chicken or turkey -- which costs more?
What's the best way to have an inexpensive pancake dinner?
Make them from scratch.
Make them from a box.
Use already cooked, frozen pancakes.
Which of these three is the most expensive cut of beef to buy?
boneless chuck roast
boneless stew beef
Store-bought lasagna or homemade lasagna -- which is cheaper?
store-bought, frozen lasagna
Turkey or chicken -- which costs more per pound?
a whole turkey
a whole chicken
Using a moderately priced budget, what does the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimate it takes to feed a 10-year old child per week?
Tacos are a great, inexpensive meal. So, what's cheaper: an already-made kit or doing it yourself?
pre-packaged taco kit (10 tortillas, taco sauce and seasoning mix)
making it yourself
Both cost about the same.
Which is NOT a reason to serve omelets as a low-cost family meal?
Eggs are a great source of protein.
A dozen eggs cost less than $2.
Eggs contain part of the daily recommended allowance of fiber.
Tomatoes are used for many budget-friendly meals -- soups, casseroles, tacos, spaghetti and chili. What's the price difference between standard and organic tomatoes?
$1 per pound
$2 per pound
There isn't really a difference.
Why is pork shoulder a good option for low cost family dinners?
You can stretch it over for several meals.
Both answers are correct.
What is NOT a low-cost vegetable to include in your inexpensive family dinners?
Many families justify fast food dinners because of time and money. What does an average fast food meal cost a family of four?
Boneless chicken breasts or boneless pork chops -- which are more expensive?