You don’t need to spend the “big bucks” in order to have a great meal.
Whether you’re using up the ingredients in your fridge or would like to try something new, these meals are worth getting excited about. Best of all, they are cheap to make — so get creative!
Try These 8 Fabulous, Budget-Friendly Meals
In order to enjoy a fabulous meal, you do not need to spend a fortune. Let simple ingredients speak for themselves. You’ll end up with a meal that is worth talking about, yet won’t break the bank.
Try these eight recipes to liven up mealtime as you better manage your budget.
- Roasted Squash, Corn, and Black Bean Enchiladas
Do you love Mexican, but you’re sick of taco kits that end up costing you an arm and a leg?
Say hello to this healthy and delicious meal made from low-budget staple ingredients. From frozen corn to canned black beans, you probably already have most of these ingredients in your fridge.
- Pasta e Ceci
It doesn’t get much easier than this recipe. Although you will save some serious $$ on this family-pleasing meal, it tastes like a million bucks. All you need is pasta, tomato paste, chickpeas, and some flavorful aromatics, such as basil or garlic.
- Sweet Potato Turkey Chili
Nothing beats a good ol’ pot of chili on a cold, wet evening. For this recipe, we’re going to switch things up a bit, swapping beef for turkey while elevating the nutrient profile with sweet potato. Ground turkey is not only a leaner option, but it’s often cheaper. You can also make extra and freeze portions for a rainy day.
- Mushroom and Garlic Spaghetti Dinner
What’s better than mushrooms, garlic, and cheese, all coating al dente spaghetti? You bet even the picky eaters in your family will love this one. It’s also great left over for lunch the following day.