How to Afford to Eat the "French Kids Don't Get Fat" Way

Mar 6, 2009 by

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“Many cards and letters have come in,” as my French teacher used to claim, asking me about eating well on a budget these days.

The following is from a reader named Heidi:

“I live in N. Mi. where the economy and income level is a little low. I try to feed my kids balanced meals but they are NOTHING like what you are suggesting. I am curious as to your budget allowance for groceries per week. We are a family of soon-to-be seven living on a very fixed income. What are your thoughts for someone like me?”

Dear Heidi,

Thank you for your questions!  

Many experts at keeping expenses low have…

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