How much does your family spend on food each day? Our target is always $10 per day, total, for our family of 4. We hit that, on an average basis, every month, and we have for 18 months now. Do we go out to eat? Absolutely! Do we eat well? Absolutely! Our children are healthy to the point that the physicians, during their scheduled checkups, comment on how healthy our kids are compared to most children they see.
What do you spend per day? Why? Do you need too? What is your per person cost to feed? What consumes the bulk of your food money? Which meal costs the most?
Chronicle what you spend. Anything that goes unmeasured will go unimproved. Measure your spend. You may find that by simply substituting one staple for another, you can drastically cut down your spend. We did, but we would not have found the biggest food costs had we not diligently logged what we were doing with our money.