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25 Cheap Easy Meals on a Budget

In this post I am sharing 25 Cheap Easy Meals on a Budget for feeding a family.

None of us are immune from going through tough times. These meals will help feed your family when on a tight budget.

I originally shared these budget friendly meal ideas on my Facebook page. It was so popular that I felt it should be shared here on the blog so it can be easily found by others.

What are some of your favorite meals on a tight budget?

Budget Meals

“Every adversity brings new experiences and new lessons.”

~ Lailah Gifty Akita

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Cheap Meals on a Tight Budget

Tips for Food Shopping on a Tight Budget

Buy fresh local produce from farmer’s markets when in season. You’ll spend less and get more for your money. If possible, try growing your own vegetables if you have a yard and space for a garden.

Buy the whole chicken and cut it up yourself. Learning to cut up a chicken is easy and you’ll save money. If buying chicken pieces, drumsticks are far less expensive than chicken breasts.

Plan meals for the week and check sales before shopping. By preparing a simple weekly meal plan you’ll shop smarter and only buy what you need to avoid waste.

Save vegetable scraps and freeze them to make hearty homemade stocks. Homemade stocks can be used as the base for nutritious soups and for cooking.

Dried Beans, Rice and Potatoes can help stretch meals when feeding a family on a tight budget. 

Try new foods. There are a lot of very inexpensive leafy greens and vegetables available that are very healthy and nutritious. 

25 Cheap & Easy Meals to Feed a Family

25 recipes for home cooked meals to feed your family on a tight budget.

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Nikki Lee

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Love easy affordable meals especially during the weeknight Thanks for some great ideas!

Julia Jordan

Thursday 16th of January 2020

Thanks, Nikki!