A month of frugal meals
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I’m all about frugal meals I can make during the busy work week. What if you had a month of frugal meals in your arsenal?
I’m a stay at home mom, but that doesn’t mean I’m not busy. Between taking the kids to activities, shopping, cleaning, and blogging I’m exhausted by dinner time.
We use to just order pizza, but that’s not realistic on one income. I decided to learn how to make for my small family, but these recipes can work for a large family as well. Bonus! some of these meals cater to food allergies, vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, dairy-free and clean eating people.
frugal meat-free meals
Try this white bean mac and cheese for a meat-free dinner or lunch!
This cheesy dish has some yummy spinach giving it a healthy side.
like lentils, beans are a great cheap alternative to meat. With this recipe, you won’t even notice there’s no meat!
Mashed potatoes aren’t exactly a meal, but a great cheap side dish. With added greens, it’s even fairly healthy.
we were vegan for several months at one time. I love vegan “chicken nuggets” and was also a hit with my kids.
Lentils in a quesadilla? Talk about a yummy hearty vegetarian meal!
I’m an Asparagus lover! This mean is nice and filling with the beans.
Up your stroganoff game with pumpkin! Talk about yummy!
This is a great cheap meal that most kids will love because almost all kids love pasta. I love carbs too.
My dad made goulash all the time while we grew up. It’s seriously an awesome frugal dinner.
A delicious way to use up leftover turkey or chicken! As well as being healthy and light.
Sloppy Joes are a staple in my household. Especially when made from scratch. This recipe is also paleo!
This hearty rice dish will keep your family full and feed a big family.
This five-ingredient meal is great for a cheap weeknight meal!
Tuna is a cheap and healthy for dinner or even lunch!
Meatloaf is a childhood favorite of mine. It’s a great frugal meal that children will usually eat.
These taquitos aren’t only cheap, but healthy. You can also freeze the extra for future meals.
Not only do you get one great meal, but you can use the leftovers in several meals. Think chicken noodle soup.
chicken pot pie is another childhood favorite of mine. What’s even better is homemade pot pie!
Pot roast was a favorite among us kids. I loved seeing my mom getting out the crockpot because I knew she was going to make a pot roast. In an Instant Pot, it only takes 50 minutes instead of all day to get a delicious meal.
This is a favorite in my house. My husband and daughter are picky eaters, so that’s saying something.
This recipe will be a hit with your children with food allergies! I mean who doesn’t love chicken nuggets?
I love beef stroganoff but hate standing and cooking it all. This recipe means less cooking for me.
foil pack dinners are really popular lately and I can see why. They are so easy.
Make breakfast into dinner.
This recipe makes my mouth water. Rice and chicken usually equal a very frugal meal.
I love chicken soup. One way to make thing soup even cheaper is by making your own egg noodles!
Soups are great frugal meals and can feed a lot of people.
I love carrots! I never had carrot soup, but after seeing this recipe I’m so making some.
Lentils are a great cheap alternative to meat! It only takes 30 minutes to cook and 15 minutes prep work!
Here’s your list of a month of frugal meals. I really hope you enjoy them. I know I will! What’s your favorite frugal meal you have constantly?