Well it would help if you let us know what kinds of stuff you like. I am a stay at home mom and our family of 4 survives off of a single salary. It
is my job to make sure I save my family money while providing healthy meals. I have tons of recipes that cost around $5 a meal, many times with left
Some of the quick and easy ,not so healthy would be:
10 Large Tortillas- $1.50
Shredded cheese- $2.50
Refried beans- $1.20 = $5.20
I like to serve with fresh sliced Avocados drizzled with lemon.. add 98 cents each
Refrigerated pizza dough - $1.50
Tomato sauce- $0.50
Shredded Pizza cheese - $2.50 = $4.50
If you wanna splurge, add some pepperonis for $1.50 more
Some more balanced meals:
16 oz. bag wide egg noodles -$1.50
2 cans tuna -$2.00
Family size Cream of Chicken soup -$1.50
6 slices American cheese -$0.60
Can of Peas -$1.00 = $6.60
Boil noodles, drain. Add drained tuna, Cr. Chicken soup, cheese, and drained peas. Stir and eat
Red beans and Rice
2 cups white rice - $1.00
Turkey Kielbasa - $2.00
2 cans Red beans - $2.50
1 can stewed tomatoes -$ 1.25
Bell pepper, sliced -$1.00
Onion, sliced- $0.50 = $8.25
Prepare rice. Cook Kielbasa, Bell pepper, and Onion in skillet seasoning with garlic and Italian seasoning if you have it. Add Beans and Tomatoes
and heat thoroughly until beans are tender. Serve over rice.
Also, breakfast foods tend to be cheaper. Make a Brinner night and cook pancakes and sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, or French toast with
bacon. You can get a fresh French loaf from the bakery for about $3.00. Slice it and coat them in a mixture of egg, milk, and cinnamon then pan fry.
If you want to get fancy, add some fresh chopped fruit to top them off and some syrup and you're good to go.
Hope some of these give you some ideas! And if you have a preference, let me know and I will see what I can dig up for you.
edit on 4-3-2013 by OkieDokie because: (no reason given)