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quick easy meals on a LOW budget

any ideas?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on Mar. 4, 2010 in Food & Drink

Answers (9)
  • Mac and cheese, hot dogs, speghitti, hot dish, lasugna, meatloaf, shepherds pie, taco's, P&J sandwhiches,

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I tend to keep an eye out for sales on hamburger meat and buy alot of it. Freezing it in 1lb packages makes it easy to bring out. Then you can make just about anything with it, hamburgers, tacos, spaghetti, etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • You're the one with the question about food stamps aren't you?

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I cannot stress this enough - dry beans! They make take a little extra work, but are so cheap and so filling. I use them in chili/soups, as sides, in casseroles, etc.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:55 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • ROFL@ anon:48!

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I feed a family of 5 on a less than $300 budget.

    Green Without Much Means  (and I cook all meals from scratch- which takes abour 30 minutes... I have 3 kids, time is the one thing I do not have enough of!)


    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 4:28 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • I feed 7 on $250 or less each month. I have a blog full of recipes that I use. Take your pick:

    chicken alfredo (1 chicken breast, 1/2 box spaghetti, 1/2 stick margarine, 4 oz. cream cheese & seasonings)

    chicken teriyaki (1 chicken breast, soy sauce & seasonings, rice)

    chicken leg 1/4's: use in chicken & rice casserole or grill

    bruschetta chicken bake (1 chicken breast, 15 oz. can of tomatoes, box of stuffing)

    hamburger goulash (1 lb. ground beef, 1 can seasoned tomatoes, 1 can tomato soup, 1 box elbow mac, cooked)

    tacos made with refried beans instead of burger

    wet burritos made with refried beans

    roasted chicken (I can get 3 meals out of one chicken) hot dogs & noodles skillet meal (not exactly the healthiest, but once in a while won't hurt)

    ...and many more!


    Answer by michiganmom116 at 5:52 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • This is a pasta dish with veggies that seems and tastes really fancy. It feed 4 hungry adults or 2 adults and 3 school aged kids for $11 total if you buy organic ingredients.

    There is a budget meals section on the site.


    Answer by ecodani at 8:25 PM on Mar. 4, 2010

  • dried beans and lentils are fantastic for stretching the grocery budget. send me a message offlist if you would like some recipes

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:27 AM on Mar. 5, 2010

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