Feeding a Family on CalFresh: Heidi's CalFresh Budgeting

I'm feeling pretty good about what I was able to buy for $89.67 for a week of food for myself and my five-year-old daughter and two-year-old son.

The hours that went into planning and shopping are another story. I've never meal planned or set a budget for food, so it required some serious thought and time, including going to three different stores to get the lowest prices on the food on my list.

In addition, my husband is out of town this week, so I will be picking up the kids from two different places after work, and by the time we get home, I'll have about 10 minutes to get dinner on the table. Any other week I would do takeout or frozen meals most nights. But this week, we can't afford it.