5 Diets and 5 Recipes For Budget-Friendly Dinners

 

5 Meals that Feed 10 for $5 Big Meals CHEAP for tight budgets

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$5 DINNERS: QUICK & AFFORDABLE MEALS: BUDGET FRIENDLY: 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS

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Five Frugal Meals for Large Families | Budget Dinners | Price Breakdowns from Frugal Fit Mom

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5 VEGAN MEALS UNDER £1($1.50) | Budget-friendly Recipes for Students

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$5 DINNERS: QUICK AND AFFORDABLE MEALS: BUDGET FRIENDLY: 5 INGREDIENTS OR LESS

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Amazing Budget-Friendly Dinners

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5 VEGAN MEALS UNDER £1($1.50) | Budget-friendly Recipes for Beginners

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Cooking healthy, delicious recipes doesn’t have to be expensive. Whether you’re following a vegan, Mediterranean or high-protein diet, the key is to take advantage of budget-friendly staples like beans, whole grains and seasonal produce.. These five dinner recipes clock in at less than 355 calories per serving and are friendly on your wallet. 2 days ago · Salads can be a filling and flavorful meal for any diet from keto to pescaterian. 5 Diets and 5 Recipes For Meal-Worthy Salads chevron_left PREV: 11 Family-Friendly Walking Tra.

In honor of our 25th anniversary, we compiled a collection of our readers’ best-loved budget recipes from the past 25 years. Based on research from MyRecipes.com, we pulled the Cooking Light recipes that received the most votes and highest star ratings. What makes these recipes budget-friendly? Each recipe will feed a family of 4 for $10 or less.

We all know 5:2 fast days can be a bit tough, so we’ve come up with 10 quick and easy 5:2 recipe plans to solve your dieting dilemmas for when you’re eating under 500 calories With only 500 calories to work with on fast days as part of the original 5:2 diet, it can be pretty tricky to. 5 Cheap Keto Meals – budget keto diet foods & recipes for dinners and meals – cheap & healthy low carb meals on a budget. 5 Cheap Keto Meals. Whether you’re new to the Ketogenic Diet or just looking for some cheap keto meals, you’ll find heaps of inspiration in this blog post. There’s a common misconception that following a diet like.

The 15 best low-carb ground beef recipes to help make keto dinners easy and budget-friendly. A staple ingredient in many households, ground beef dinners are common on many weekly menu plans. There are plenty of websites with delicious meal plans and recipes for the 5:2 diet.

Check out this site for plenty of low-calorie meal ideas. This site offers ideas for 10 fasting days that are. Easy, budget friendly recipes for dinner, breakfast and lunch. Are you living like no one else now so that you can live like no one else later? Welcome to our Dave Ramsey style food board.

Here you’ll find recipes for your “rice and beans budget” meals.. See more ideas about Budget friendly recipes, Recipes. 45 Budget Friendly Low Carb Recipes Since there are a LOT of recipes on this list, I’ve divided them up into five categories: poultry, pork, beef, seafood, and vegetarian. Instead of including a full photograph for each recipe, I’ve created collages and listed the recipes. Everyone in your family will love the taste of these budget recipes—even the kids!Cheap and quick—those are magic words for busy cooks who don’t want to shortchange flavor just to save a few pennies.

Our budget-friendly dinner recipes are low on cost and high.

List of related literature:

We have included this list as a helpful tool for meal planning when you’re using recipes in this book.

“Loving Yourself to Great Health” by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane
from Loving Yourself to Great Health
by Louise Hay, Ahlea Khadro, Heather Dane
Hay House, 2014

To make a meal, choose one food from each of groups A and B, and a half serving from C. Add an extra serving of nonstarchy veggies to two or more of those meals.

“Body for Life for Women: A Woman's Plan for Physical and Mental Transformation” by Pamela Peeke
from Body for Life for Women: A Woman’s Plan for Physical and Mental Transformation
by Pamela Peeke
Rodale Books, 2009

I really would encourage you to just treat these headings as a guide only and to pick and choose recipes based on how you and your family eat.

“My Fussy Eater: from the UK’s number 1 food blog a real mum’s 100 easy everyday recipes for the whole family” by Ciara Attwell
from My Fussy Eater: from the UK’s number 1 food blog a real mum’s 100 easy everyday recipes for the whole family
by Ciara Attwell
Blink Publishing, 2018

The key is to purchase the freshest meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables your budget allows (preferably organic), to follow our Three Keys and to add necessary supplementation to create wholesome meals that are balanced over time.

“CANINE NUTRIGENOMICS: THE NEW SCIENCE OF FEEDING YOUR DOG FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH” by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, Diana Laverdure
from CANINE NUTRIGENOMICS: THE NEW SCIENCE OF FEEDING YOUR DOG FOR OPTIMUM HEALTH
by W. Jean Dodds, DVM, Diana Laverdure
Dogwise Publishing, 2014

But please don’t feel wedded to these meal plans; you can choose any of the recipes from Chapter 9—just keep in mind the balance of macros for each day.

“Eat Rich, Live Long: Mastering the Low-Carb & Keto Spectrum for Weight Loss and Longevity” by Ivor Cummins, Jeffry Gerber
from Eat Rich, Live Long: Mastering the Low-Carb & Keto Spectrum for Weight Loss and Longevity
by Ivor Cummins, Jeffry Gerber
Victory Belt Publishing, 2018

5 Gluten-free pasta with veggie-boosted sauce and side salad: Sauté 1/2 to one whole onion (chopped), 1/4 cup zucchini, 2 cloves garlic with 1–2 tablespoons olive oil, a pinch of salt, and Italian seasoning with 3 ounces of chicken.

“Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices” by Diana Noland, Jeanne A. Drisko, Leigh Wagner
from Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices
by Diana Noland, Jeanne A. Drisko, Leigh Wagner
Springer International Publishing, 2020

Part 1 is full of handy information and tips for keto cooks—both those who love to spend time in the kitchen and those who would rather be doing anything but cooking.

“Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking: Meal Plans and Time Saving Paleo Recipes to Inspire Health and Shed Weight” by Maria Emmerich
from Quick & Easy Ketogenic Cooking: Meal Plans and Time Saving Paleo Recipes to Inspire Health and Shed Weight
by Maria Emmerich
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

Dinner: when eating at a restaurant, ½ to ¾ portion protein, ½ portion carbohydrate, one portion salad, vegetables without added butter or oil, one glass of wine, taste of dessert.

“The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good” by Judith S. Beck, Deborah Beck Busis
from The Diet Trap Solution: Train Your Brain to Lose Weight and Keep It Off for Good
by Judith S. Beck, Deborah Beck Busis
Hay House, 2015

Feel free to swap out recipes to better suit your lifestyle, budget, and food preferences.

“Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes” by Suzanne Ryan
from Simply Keto: A Practical Approach to Health & Weight Loss, with 100+ Easy Low-Carb Recipes
by Suzanne Ryan
Victory Belt Publishing, 2017

Putting together smart and healthful gluten-free meals is a lot easier if you plan ahead.

“Living Gluten-Free For Dummies” by Danna Korn
from Living Gluten-Free For Dummies
by Danna Korn
Wiley, 2011

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  • Bruh £0.10 for an onion? Get out… One onion is like $2 in the cheap grocery around here ���� not even gonna mention the markets…

  • For 3rd meal she straight up made simple dal chawal( dal and rice). It’s an everyday kinda meal here in India ✨. She did well though.

  • Tossing your potatoes with the oil and seasoning
    before they go into the oven will help distribute it all over them.
    Same technique will work for Brussels sprouts and other veggies that improve with roasting.

  • Everything looks great except that “Mexican ” rice… my gramma would not approve lol. First you need to brown that rice in oil, then add tomato sauce or canned or stewed tomatoes, I guess you can use that Rotel, next add the chicken stock or water and spices (salt pepper garlic onion powder etc) next simmer.

    Next your flour tortillas are super raw, you need to grill them not just warm them out of the package. This just personal preference but you will notice a HUGE difference in the taste (and you won’t get sick to your stomach, at least that’s the old wives tale I was raised on about eating raw bread/batter etc lol)

  • You should really consider using a little oil in the first steps of your cooking, like when you do the onions and garlic. A little fat in your diet is good. And by incorporating it in the beginning, you’ll help make those fat soluble vitamins and nutrients easier for your body to absorb.

  • I WAS grain free for awhile but i see this crazy crust pizza on my table in the near future �� it seriously is bringing me joy just thinking about it. WHY are carbs comfort? Idk they just have been ingrained in my psyche to be joyful and almond flour is NOT a legit substitute.

  • the lentils look so nice gonna make them this week but i’ll add some more veggies cause my budget is not that strickt and i’ll eat that for days

  • Finally someone else who mixes water with whatever is left in the blender/jar/can! Gotta get every last sucker outta that jar

    Weird observation, I know ��

  • nice recipes, but instead of using water I’d fry most of the stuff in some heaps of oliveor sesame oil. It would’nt add much to the price, if bought in big bottles, the flavour gain would be twice as high

  • Tater tot casserole.
    1 bag tater tots
    1 lb ground beef or turkey
    1 small sweet onion
    1 can cream of mushroom soup
    1/2 cup milk
    Your choice of seasoning I use famous Dave’s burger seasoning
    Choice of shredded cheese
    Chop onion and clarify in olive oil add ground meat and brown, season with burger seasoning, add soup/ milk
    Spray or oil a glass baking dish and line the bottoms with tater tots. Pour over the meat/soup mixture. Bake for about 40 min in a 350 degree oven. 5 minutes before done sprinkle cheese and bake until melted.
    Kid favorite!

  • New sub excitedI do breakfast burritosnice n eAsy for our boys to grab n go!! I did the baked potato bar hub looked at me crazy but ended up loving it!! His fav is chilli (Hormel) on top

  • If you put meat in, in for 1 person in all these recipes, the price shoots up to 5 times the price now lol. Even cheap meat amd that isnt even healthy

  • Is no one going to talk about how he just picked up that piece of onion like a chicken and ate it raw. Man. I. Am. Speechless. That’s psychotic behavior. That’s not normal bruh. Who eats raw onions? ������

  • madeleine olivia drinking game: shot every time madeleine says ‘at university’ (also I LOVE these vids, welcoming and inclusive and delicious)

  • I’m not even vegan but I was looking for cheap and healthy meals to make. I made the lentil Dahl yesterday and it was delicious. I’m looking forward to trying to rest of your recipes! ��

  • Love the music while you are cooking
    keep it coming with the budget recipes new to vegan so its a learning process for me thanks so much

  • I’m watching these videos as I’m quite interested in veganism, but I see such a lack of protein and fat in these recipes! It’s all carbs! As someone who has seen huge health benefits in the past by lowering carbs and upping fats and proteins, I am unsure how my body would react to this…

  • I have a REALLY IMPORTANT question, I can’t eat tomato’s so is there some other ingredient I can use to replace the tomato products with????

  • Go to local markets, green grocers or farm shops to get better deals and produce than supermarkets. They have alot of local produce and stuff which is ready to eat on the day which will be super affordable. And alot of the time you just get given stuff for free if its unsellable. Also if you dont have money for food but you have a couple hours free time you can offer your time, services or crafts to people who grow food and in exchange they can give you produce or plants to grow your own.

  • grocery shopping is so much more expensive in Indonesia, atleast where I live in Jakarta. I went to the us a few weeks ago and I was so surprised by how cheap things were

  • I prefer vegan/plant based etc however after 20+ years I finally have a nutritionist and she is teaching me how to eat more balanced meals. Your meals are carb loading and nit to the US RDA standards. There are vegan protein sources like tofu, edemame, peanuts, pea protein, nondairy yogurts etc. You have to know what is a serving of carbs (2-3per meal) not 4. Also get your blood checked once a year for vitamin deficiencies, I was low iron, fixed that, and critically low vitamin D, and low electrolytes. Consult someone with a masters degree in nutritional science for optimal health.

  • For the Sausage Stir Fry, can you use macaroni instead of green beans, and turkey sausage instead of the normal sausage. I think it’d be tasty.

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  • Everybody in the comments must be poor or sum cuz y’all acting like a pound of chicken or shrimp is expensive…..budget must be $4

  • Thank you for this! An oldie but a goodie of yours. Probably one of the first videos we watched of yours. We needed cheap meal ideas for our big family and I remembered this one, searched youtube, and found it! God Bless you all.

  • I’ve never seen boiling water added to rice cooked that way…I’m gonna have to try it out. I’ve always started with rinsing rice and adding cold water, bring to the boil, and simmer.

  • I know this is called Tasty but healthyer options would be better like cheeto puff crust would be gross in my opinion and shrimp is not cheap! But most of it looked good!

  • I see this was posted in 2015, even so where I live these prices are very low, even shopping at discount stores. Have these prices gone up for you guys since 2015?

  • I feel like the Hasselback Cheese Puff Fried Chicken could be used for like a Cinderella themed dinner. It kind of looks like a pumpkin

  • Hey dumb fucks, just a piece of advice: if it goes in the oven or needs a marinade it’s most likely very far from being budget friendly!

  • “budget friendly dinners” uses meat in every dish uses expensive ingredients like buttermilk and shrimp doesn’t include any legumes

  • Just made your sausage bake. Had to sub mild Italian sausage and Montreal Streak seasoning as I didn’t have the sausage and UC seasoning you used here, but it turned out beautifully. Quite delicious!

  • For your knives, you may wanna sharpen the smooth knives you have and try those again, I do it to mine often to keep them veggie ready! Loved the recipes, I’m going to include the avocado bowl in my routine next week:)

  • the dahl recipe has literally become a staple for me at uni… i’ll cook a huge batch and freeze portions separately for as and when i need them…perfect!

  • Save time by doing the spaghetti in your instant pot…
    Remember canned veggies and sauces are high in salt, combined with Uncle Chris seasoning where the first 2 ingredients are salt and MSG which can add to water retention and high blood pressure while pregnant….

  • A valencian would tell you that that’s not a paella, it’s rice with things:) it looks delicious anyway, I live in barcelona and we don’t really use saffron that much either, it’s quite expensive here as well. Artichokes and broad beans are the best in veggie rice with things if you can get them

  • I’m sorry but that sized portion of spaghetti is not going to be enough for the average adult. I am not talking about obese people but many people live active lives. Some have very physical jobs. Sitting down after a long day, exhausted and starving, to that amount of spaghetti won’t keep people from feeling hungry or give them much energy.

  • You should make your own salsa. Just roast some tomatoes and onion and garlic. For hardly no spice use a chikd poblano. Alot less sugar then atore bought salsa or canned.

  • In the state of Nevada a single adult only gets $194.00 in food stamps for the entire month! I’d like to see you live on that for the entire month! So buying avacados is not in my budget!

  • great dinners to serve up to the family! with trusted ingredients. I am not a fan of a lot of packets and can ingredients but I approve of your choices, lol, not that you need me to. They are good. just found your channel and will share it with my daughter who just announced she pregnant with my first Grandchild! Her husband works the late shift so this a great way for him to have a meal waiting for him when he comes home and she is fast asleep.

  • So i have 2 easy ideas and cheap ideas for you to try:

    Chicken fried rice, my kids are picky so i keep it basic:

    Sautee cut up boneless chicken with a pinch of salt and pepper (i do 2 chicken breasts but any cut will work), add about 4 to 6 eggs, then add cut up green onion, mix in pan and cook until egg is mostly cooked, then add steamed rice (as much or as little as you like) and immediately splash with soy sauce and mix in. Add the soy sauce little by little and mix until it is as flavorful as you like (don’t do too much at 1st because you cannot take away and it will be too salty) and enjoy!! (You can always add mixed veggies if you like)

    Chicken stir fry:
    Sautee cut up boneless chicken breast with an all purpose seasoning, add any stir fry mixed veggie you like (i do cut up peppers and onion, and slice up potatoes if i have on hand), then I add Kikkoman Stir Fry Sauce (has a green label) and pour whole bottle and add about a cup of water. Mix and cook until all veggies are tender on medium high. Then serve over white rice.

    We eat a lot of rice lol

    Love the ideas i get from your videos!!!

  • I made the Sausage Stir Fry tonight and it turned out very good. Nice smokey flavor from the sausage. I just happened to have all the ingredients at home. We’re on lock down in CA and not supposed to go out for non-essential reasons. Family enjoyed it. Tell you the truth, I wouldn’t have made it but your husband said it was his favorite! Thanks and stay safe!

  • Those avocado bowls look yummy…the rest will be a hard pass for me. Do you have budget meal ideas that don’t include Walmart brand white bread and canned green beans?

  • How about $5 faux holiday meals? Ham for Easter, turkey for T day, those kinda things? Sometimes I like having 4th of July hot dogs/burgers in December without using the outside grill. �� love your videos by the way, I share them with my sister most of the time!

  • I made the sausage stir fry and the sweet potato bowls and my family loved them.! Love your videos, they have helped me so much with ideas on a limited budget. Looking forward to the $5 dessert one if you are still planning on filming. Blessings to you and your family!

  • Shrimp and steak? Budget friendly?

    Here’s an actual budget friendly meal:
    The Poor Man’s Burrito Bowl
    1 can beans (Like, $1 for 16oz, there’s way bigger cans for $1.60)
    Salsa (Salsa is like, $7 for 48 oz, $4 for a 1lb/16oz)
    Rice (Around $1 for a 1lb)

    Works out to about $2 for a meal for two. (Me and my fiance)

    Cook rice.
    Heat up the can of beans (I like the liquid but you can drain it) and season with equal parts cumin and garlic salt. The important seasoning is the cumin.
    Slap some rice in a bowl, top with beans and add salsa. You can add cheese if you can afford any.

    You typically don’t need much salsa, a spoonful or 2 is enough per serving for me. Its filling and cheap. You can also make a burrito if you put it in a tortilla or eat it with chips.

  • Sir, i was trying to like your channel….but as a mother of 9 family of 11…..i call complete BS! 2pds of spaghetti for 10 people? That’s not even a 1/4c of pasta per person. Stop. Its insulting to thinking beings.
    Where can you get 1$ of cheese for 10 burritos. If this is how you’re feeding those kids…..someone needs to call CPS cause they must be malnourished. This entire notion was silly and a waste of your time as well as mine. ��

  • 1 Smoked Sausage, 1 Onion, 1 Green bell pepper,cook together add 1 can of tomato sauce 1 Tablespoon sugar 1.5 teaspoon of seasoning eat with rice. Simple and good

  • I am making your sausage meal tonight but I think I’m going to add the sausage and veg 15 minutes to halfway through instead to give the potatoes a head start.

  • You mentioned pizza pancakes and it reminded me of a dish I make. i cook up some breakfast sausages, chop them up and put in the bottom of a rectangular casserole dish, top with pancake batter, sprinkle the top of that with brown sugar and cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for about 30 min. Serve with syrup. Boom! Pancake and sausage casserole. We do that with fruit on the side for dinner sometimes.

  • What kind of sausage do you usually buy wondering cause I wanted to try something besides Johnsonville? Thanks so much love these videos..you look beautiful pregnant!����

  • New to your channel and going to make 4 of these!!Yum!!Because of it’s hard to get reg ground meat I need some GOOD ground Turkey recipes!!����

  • If you like Sauerkraut it’s an inexpensive option to add to potatoes and sausage. Crock Pot it a few hours, till potatoes are tender it’s delicious.

  • Going shopping tomorrow, definitely trying to add two out of the three. will let you know how it turned out. I like the idea of using ground turkey instead of beef. definitely something new to try.

  • New subbie, here! Really enjoying your content, attitude, and I wanted to share with everything something I just learned a week ago at a cooking class. Apparently we are advised to use the top edge of the knife, not the sharp end, to scrape up whatever is on the cutting board. It see,s that using the sharp end dulls the knife which actually makes it both less effective for cooking AND more dangerous. Good tp know, eh?

  • Here’s my favorite cheap meal right now… Go make it now, you will not regret it.

    Cheesy Brat Stew

    6 fully cooked bratwurst or Polish sausages, cut into ½-inch pieces (1 lb.) I use Polish sausage.
    4 medium potatoes, cooked, peeled, and cubed
    1 16-oz can cut green beans, drained
    1 10 ¾-oz can condensed cream of mushroom soup
    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)
    ¼ cup onion, chopped

    In a 3-quart casserole, stir together the sausage, potatoes, green beans, condensed cream of mushroom soup, cheese, and onion.
    Bake, covered, in a 350 oven about 45 minutes or till heated through.

  • I’ve noticed there is no seasoning..except for the couple of shakes (Mr John’s?) in the sausage casserole. Is this just your family’s preference? No offense, but the meals look really bland. (Understand that these are $5 meals but seasoning shouldn’t count?)��

  • Hi! I just stumbled across your video, and I love your suggestions!
    This may seem like a random question, but what kind of tea kettle is that on your stove? I’ve been looking for one about that size for the longest time (that’s actually pretty) and I haven’t found really found one. I really like yours and wanted to ask!
    Thank you! Can’t wait to check out more of your videos!:)

  • I grew up eating creamed corn as a side dish on it’s own, usually with polish sausage (add milk/cream and salt n pepper while heating it, that’s it, so delicious ��)

  • Refried bean tostadas…I just heat up a can of refried beans and cook some corn tortillas in a skillet with a little oil or cooking spray, til crispy; top the tortillas with the beans and put some cheese on top. I also add sour cream or lettuce.

  • Great video, showing how easy and cheap it can be, I always add spinach to easy pasta sauces to add more nutrition. I also do not like nutritional yeast (bad vegan) I know, so I buy Vioife vegan cheese, as it’s fairly cheap. Pizza is another cheap meal that is delicious, maybe you can show that.

  • been watching you for a while and you are inspiring and such a beautiful girlie inside and out �� thank you for sharing all you do xxx

  • I have not seen no ground beef for $2 ever follow AKCT TV for REAL MEALS that are cheap i heard that they will be posting in the next few days subscribe

  • Wow. I love your channel! I came across your page today and I have already watched 5 of your videos. I am an American Uni student and my work just got shut down due to the recent Corona outbreak. This video is going to help me out so much! I love that I have learned more recipes for Cheap Vegan food. I sadly don’t think Americas COVID-19 problem is going to get any better any time soon so this video and your videos like it will be so helpful for me and my house mates over the next few weeks and months. Thank you so much!

  • I was having a really lazy day. And i had 2 packs of bake in the oven croissants. I literally opened them up unrolled them and tore little pieces off to make the dumplings. Legit the best dumplings EVER! I’m going to say even better than my grandma’s! Especially the butter flaky ones….oh mah gaaa! Heaven!

  • I don’t know what it is with italy but vegetables and fruit are so expensive. Like an avocado costs about 3€, berries are 4€ for like 20g (a fucking steal) and frozen berries are non-existent. Bell peppers are really expensive too… I am trying to eat more vegetables but literally buying meat is less expensive

  • i didnt need these videos when you released them but these recipes are saving my 2020. So nice to have tasty cheap vegan recipes so i can look after my self a little, Thanks Maddie <#

  • I just made your Dahl recipe. 
    I’ve wanted to for years. 
    I went to the local Indian spice store, bought the necessary items, and OMG!
    It is absolutely delicious! I served it to a chef friend of mine who loved it too.

  • I am attempting a vegan lifestyle today and looking at your videos has gotten me so excited. As a university student it is sometimes difficult to eat healthier and cleaner. I have been wanting to find a channel that has good looking meals and have never found one until you! I will definitely be making all of the recipes you have on your channel. Thank you so much!

  • you should add some asda vegi sausage to the paella, but honestly buy the saffron, i know you say it tastes the same but unless the cook was english it could not, it has two strong flavours missing saffron and wine

  • couscous is not a grain, it’s pasta, i don’t understand where the idea that you can eat couscous instead of quinoa or rice came from, it’s literally small pasta

  • I love all these. I wish food was that cheap here. Fresh produce is so expensive. Even more so at the farmers market. I buy frozen and canned to try and feed the fam. We eat rice like 3 times a week��

  • Thank you! Just a share…In the South we add tiny potatoes to everything from meat to pasta. I have a picante/salsa food processor (maybe 10.00 at Walmart) that dices carrots, celery, peppers, and potatoes so fine that the nutrients are in the recipe but not really visible.
    I use it for all my recipes and for soups, beans, spaghetti, hamburgers, etc.
    It keeps nutrition UP and food cost DOWN! Just another thought for saving on food bills.
    Thank You for the video!

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  • The L’s are silent in paella. I never heard a Brit that didn’t say it with the L’s. it’s a foreign language and people need to learn how to say it. I’ve heard people say tortilla with the two L’s. You are pronouncing it correctly.

  • I am disabled and live back in America missing the UK very very much. I have exactly $74 per month for food vegan food. If I want to make my Infamous famous vegan chili I can because I really purchase something in cans like kidney beans or pinto beans. I have about 250 herbs spices and Seasonings on my baker’s rack. I bought a gallon of oil and half a gallon of soy sauce back when I had a larger budget. I have pasta up the wazoo and plenty of rice I can make whatever I want whenever I want. It can be done on the budget but you’ve got to cook from scratch canned beans here are not as cheap as the UK so I found a deal on 12 lb of pinto beans I use them for my baked beans and my chili also for taco soup. I take my biggest hit on nuts and I just had to throw away from the freezer 608 bags of nuts because they had been in there too long and not under vacuum seal conditions with my FoodSaver which I will do now! I get three years out of most food with the FoodSaver and it was a birthday gift 5 years ago. The best place I have found for nuts seeds things like that is Trader Joe’s or nuts.com. I purchased my oats in a 10 lb package and if I want to make Mark breakfast sausage you can make that stuff out of Oats and I have Jimmy Dean’s sausage spicing recipe. During the war they made a lot of meat out of Oats and it’s delicious. I also found a soy isolate protein at a very good price and I have frozen berries because I am encouraged to eat. I my appetite was lost when I was 20. So I can do a smoothie around 3 or 4 p.m. and then work on deciding what and making or have already made in the Crock-Pot something for my larger meal between 10 p.m. and midnight. And no there is plenty of research that it does not matter when you eat your food. The fat you eat is not the fat you wear and I don’t go to bed until about 3 a.m. I need to get some dry chickpeas because I want to make falafel. But it can be done and you can eat lovely tasty food. I first started with recipes I used for meat and replaced the meat and cheese if there was cheese. I tell you I make the best damned marinara sauce on the planet!

  • I love Aldi’s! I usually shop there to save money and stay on my food budget! A lot of these meals I also make! I just put my own little spin on your recipes!

  • Abby, I love your video. I shared it with my daughter.
    Thank you for the great recipes+ for talking about cutting up the sausage + how it prevents your children from choking! Everybody needs to know! Bless you!

  • thank u so much for your great recipes! in the pasta dish.. do you think I can use almond milk and tahini instead of soy milk? (cant drink soy milk)

  • Just made the vegetarian paella it was so delicious! As I didn’t have a lot of the vegetables you mentioned, I added alternatives (carrots and peas) and it still turned out amazing. I love that you can use whatever vegetables you have lying around and as a student this is perfect for me!

  • When I was a kid, there was a ton of kids my age living pretty much in the same 5 square mile area. My grandma used to make yogurt flatbread with homemade jam. Was made with 1 cup of flour and one cup of greek yogurt. It was absolutely divine.

  • Hey. I love your recipes and your channel. I’m a 16 year old vegetarian and I still live with my parents so I have to cook all of my meals on my own. I don’t really have a high budget for food but your recipes really help me. They’re pretty healthy too and that’s important for me because I’m trying to lose weight( My doctor told me I should, it’s not for being skinny) and I already lost 10 pounds. Sometimes I add non vegan but vegetarian ingredients but they still taste super good. I live in Germany btw.

  • Love these $5 meals. Themes would be great. $5 crockpot meals, desserts & definitely Mexican. Even $5 appetizers, especially after we’re allowed to socialize we need get together food��

  • Great channel! My fortnightly grocery bill has been getting waaay out of hand, thankyou for inspiring me with your budget yummy recipes for us plant based folks, all way from Tasmania!:-)

  • Hey Madeleine! I also live in the UK and wondered where you get your nutritional yeast from? They don’t have it at my closest Tesco:/

  • I just bought a slow cooker and have been searching youtube and so far i like your channel best (i subscribed). As far as theme goes it would probably help you more in what to make. As far as me i’m going to watch anyways. Love your ideas, can’t wait for the new ones and to go back and see the old ones. Thanks!

  • How can you claim to be vegan, when you still eat living organisms? Yeast are living organisms FFS!
    Don’t you all claim that everything should have chance to live? And yet you are not afraid to kill something. Hypocrite.

  • You should bring out a cookbook vegan recipes for students. I’m not a student, but I’m on a budget and I would definitely buy it. Thank you for sharing budget-friendly vegan meals.

  • Love these ideas for easy and quick meals and budget friendly, right up my alley especially now since we are going through a stay at home quarantine and trying to come up with ideas can be challenging but I really like your meal ideas, So new subscriber here. tfs…..����������

  • I’m not vegan but I really love these videos you make about cheap and easy meals, I will absolutely try them. They’re simple but thorough, informative but artistically filmed. you’re clearly passionate about what you’re doing as well which is always cool to see. Keep up the good work!! ��

  • I love how realistic your recipes are! I’ve often seen other people make videos/recipes who are supposed to be for people on a budget/students but are reallyy not. So, thanks!:)

  • I’m not vegan but i am a pescetarian! I love watching your videos and now i mainly eat vegan meals! although i don’t think I’m ready to give up dairy and fish yet, i still think i’m doing my bit for the planet by reducing my intake of dairy and fish:)

  • Made the sausage stir fry tonight with some leftover asparagus instead of the green beans and it was so yummy! Will be making this recipe again!

  • Gosh I got so mad when I looked up “easy recipes” that are far from easy and I’m finally starting to navigate through this cooking journey, so I’m such a beginner, but then I ran into this video and I was like OMG finally! Instant subscriber, I’ll be checking out your other videos for sure! And beautiful family <3 Thanks for sharing!!:)

  • oh, veg. Paella: i love rice but never tasted paella in spain as there were always only paella with seafood and meat. Thanks for that recepee i will cook it on the weekend as this looks so delicious.

  • Plain as hell second video. Girl you need badia. Plus marianade. Also.. who opens a can and dumps it in the pan, then takes the piece out after? Girl.. you pull the top off first. You just contaminated it. Granted you did the oven. But still.. nobody is lazy they cant pull off the top.

  • Hey Madeleine! Just wanted to say I love watching your channel not just for inspiration but I find it so relaxing and entertaining especially during lockdown! I’m basically watching all your videos ��

  • For the first meal rice and beans are a staple in Brazilian cuisine we usually have them with seasoned yucca flour, bananas and fried eggs

  • A can of V8 juice is another great addition to taco soup, spaghetti sauce and many other meals. Sneak in extra servings of vegetables. ��

  • Do you have a more detailed recipe for the unstuffed cabbage casserole & especially the biscuits & gravy? I’m not much of a cook & would love to learn! I’m learning budget meals lately & I would love to try these 2. Thank you in advance:)

  • This is great. I’ll be cooking for my hubby soon. For me it was the money part that dragged me back. Food is expensive. Cooking at home is time consuming, but you make everything seem doable. Thank you!

  • So I loved the rice and beans recipe… I have a chicken and dumplings recipe that makes it super easy and my kids love it
    You cook you chicken n the broth the same, then get some can biscuits you can get a pack of four for a dollar, quarter those up and throw them in the pot. Add your seasoning, then I get some can veggies or frozen, mixed or corn or what ever, throw that in the pot. When the veggies are done it’s done, serve with biscuits or cornbread. Super tasty

  • Have to try taco soup. I use the cheap 4 pack of biscuits quartered for dumplings and small slices of carrots and celery for added color in chicken and dumplings plus it gave a little veges to… especially when my son was younger

  • Thank you for all your inspiring ideas!! My grandma always made the best chicken and dumplin’s. A trick I learned from her was she used a pizza cutter to quickly cut rolled out dough��

  • Because of you, I have Instant Pot (or generic equivalent) on my Mother’s Day wishlist. I REALLY hope the brick I dropped on my boyfriend’s head was enough of a hint. �������� If I don’t get an electric pressure cooker, I might actually cry. ��������

  • I LOVE THIS VIDEO PLEASE DO MOREE! i just watched the other £1 meals video and im 100% making them allll! it really shows that being vegan can be so low budget take that mum����

  • Hi… I’m new to your channel. I really enjoy those cheap and affordable meals I can make for my family of 3. Since my husband is the only person working in our households money is tight and these receipts will work wonderfully on my tight weekly budget. Keep the videos coming and thank you for showing all of us the how and where to prepared these amazing meals.

  • What to do with creamed corn. Take a 2# bag of frozen corn,2 cans of creamed corn, 2 cups of milk, some butter, salt, pepper. Pour into a greased bake dish. Bake until golden. My great grandma made this every year at holidays. Miss her cooking.

  • You are like an angel. If people follow your channel they can also avoid diabetes,high blood pressure and obesity plus save so much money. You should be president!

  • Christine! I wanna share an AMAZING recipe I make (I will just list ingredients since I never use measurements lol sorry)

    Ground beef
    Black beans
    Salsa (or rotel which I know you’re a fan of)
    Can of cheddar soup
    Taco seasoning
    Elbow noodles (or whatevs you have on hand)
    Top with cheese and melt in pan!

    It’s so yummy! I call it homemade taco hamburger helper and we eat it all up! Never left overs:) hope you can enjoy and try it!

  • Hi new subscriber here! You should try congee, its really good for batch cooking and super tasty:) congee you can literally add anything to. Just need rice and water. Chicken would taste the best with.

  • What a shame I can’t find black beans in my country, I’ll just use red beans and butter beans instead. Thanks for the video, the pizza is a winner. Love from South Africa

  • Dollar Tree cheese grater and a block of my supermarket brand, and I’ve been happy. Shredded cheese can end up being twice the price. I went to Trader Joe’s and found the larger block was less by the pound than the smaller one. I ended up paying far less than the shredded bag and got more cheese out of it.

  • I think I would put taco soup over a pile of cornbread! Yum! Thanks for your recipes. It’s giving me ideas to take care of my boys who are headed to college. I’m freezing it, so they’ll be able to get it an hour away in the car. Transport. Yes.

  • I mean it’s only expensive if you buy a lot of for example meat and cheese alternatives. if you just buy staples like noodles and rice and add some veggies it’s definitely cheaper than a meal with a rice/noodles, veggies and meat

  • I love how these meals are not only cheap but relatively healthy and easy! My husband and i are just starting out and dont have a lot of money so these are so helpful. And they look delicious.

  • Creamed corn is great in a corn souffle! It’s usually a can of regular corn, a can of creamed corn, a box of Jiffy cornbread mix, an egg and a few other ingredients which are escaping me at the moment…lol But it’s delish as a side for breakfast, brunch or even dinner!

  • I like listening to your videos while I do other things around the house, but then I heard “meat brownies” and ran to the screen xD

  • These meals are not to show a balanced diet meal at this price. It is to show that when needed there ARE meals to feed a hungry family on a tight budget. Prices of items vary according to the part of the US you live in. No, you can’t buy cheese for $1. He is stating that the amount of cheese he used was about $1 worth of what he had on hand. Enjoyed the video!!! We make unstuffed peppers. Rice is not expensive and if you have a garden pick some peppers and tomatoes add onion and there ya go.

  • You do a great job at speaking to the camera. You appear very natural with w your tone of voice and you use very minimal filler words.

  • What I’ve learned from watching these from a few different people:
    Texas is cheaper than a lot of places
    I live in the Midwest and not in a huge city. The majority of these prices are unheard of!

  • Just to throw this out there for next time, your chicken and dumplings was very thin. It still looked good but some may not know It’s supposed to have a thicker liquid, since you have the flour, make a slurry of flour and water OR milk (ideally for that creaminess that Chicken and Dumplings is known for) if you have it and add it to the broth as its boiling to get that thicker consistency. And salt is ideal to add to your noodles to bring out the flavor..:)

  • The recipes look delish! but some aren’t nutritionally balanced? no protein in the tomato pasta or the stirfry. Could potentially add lentils to the pasta and maybe tofu or chickpeas to stirfry?

  • I made the pizza crustbut I only had a 9-13 pan! So, I used 3 C flour, 4 eggs, and 1 1/2 C milk, and it turned out perfectly! And still fit in my dish! Everyone loved it. Great recipe! This one will go in our family cookbook! ������

  • I was watching this while starting my instant pot and the beeps on the video made me so confused haha! I thought my instant pot was possessed ��

  • I make lasagna with lentil to stretch the beef ragu and use a white sauce instead of cheese. I actually think its an American thing to make it with all the cheese as white sauce.

  • It’s awesome to watch someone actually use their measuring spoons… we don’t even know where ours are. We’re more of “Eh, that looks like a TBSP” type people, lol

  • Cream corn is good for corn bread as note already, but also on top of mashed potatoes as a gravy��, i know i do more with it but cant think what off hand��‍♀️

  • I have a Yedi electric pressure cooker, and all the Instant Pot accessories work perfectly in it, even though the manufacturer issues the usual caveat-“Do Not Use Accessories Meant for Other Pots!” But Yedi doesn’t make any accessories, so yeah, IP ones work great. Love, love, love that pot!!!

  • You can make dumplings out of leftover flour tortillas too. I found it cheaper to make my own spice mixes like taco and chili seasonings and you can control the amount of salt that goes in.

  • Wish I could go to y’alls wedding. I love you two. Alex is so funny. I laugh at the way he teases you. I dont see how you dont strangle him sometimes. LoL.

  • Omg you should totally check out Large Family love’s amazing hotdog syrup recipe! The mustard really brings out the hotdog flavour wow!!

  • That cajun sausage meal… You can actually do it in one pot. Start it the way she does but do it in a big pot with a lid and add celery and garlic as well. Skip the tomatoes (if you want) and start adding seasonings: lots of paprika and/or smoked paprika (like 3 tbsp, I don’t really measure it, the meal should be colored red once you mix it in), a tbsp or two of oregano,, and a few dashes each of thyme, rosemary, and basil. Add chicken stock or water with bouillon cubes (if you’re too cheap to buy chicken stock like me) and once it comes to a boil, add the appropriate amount of dry rice. Cover and simmer on low heat until the rice is fully cooked.

    How much water you add is based on rice in a 2:1 ratio. It all depends on how much of each ingredient you use but for each pound of meat I use half a cup of dry rice and 1 cup of water/chicken stock. You can also add chicken, ground beef, Italian sausage (hot is better), ham, and shrimp. And you don’t have to add one or the other, throw’em all in if you want. Each meat changes the flavor so you can make the same exact meal multiple times a week and it’ll taste different depending on the meat you use.

  • Healthy??? About the only item that was healthy was the green beans, too much carbs, sodium, sugar and fats…
    Looks like the SAD DIET or Standard American Diet..
    For your children’s sake try to fit more nutritional items and more veggies.

  • Yes and they all were not that expensive at all and they all look delicious. I would eat all of them and my family would too. For myself personal plate I just wouldn’t eat the meat. But girl yes! Simple and tasty. Thank you

  • Just found you, love your videos. Like them all, will watch no matter the theme. What about “chicken 5 ways” one way of preparing the chicken with multiple extras for different meals?

  • well i am not vegan and still eat this food most of the time and it tastes really good, i hate when people make “budget” vegan videos and tell u to eat beans with grass for a week and ur gonna be fine, ur medical bill will fill in the rest

  • Me and my husband are in our young 20’s and are doing our best to budget and save for our future home! These videos definitely help by giving great inspiration! Thank you!

  • In this pandemic time…I have no rice…but I have plenty pasta mixes…so I have frozen sausages cooked…so I thaw out some of meat..cook the pasta…and mix with meat…heat that…done dinner.

  • I would love to see 3 dollar desert!!! In actuality we do not spend the same amount on diner as we do dessert. Initially desert it fastly whipped up. Cool if u can!!

  • I personally don’t think you need to seem to any of it! And I like that you can get things at multiple stores like Wal-Mart excetera. And deserts are awesome

  • My goto cheap meal is penne pasta and meat sauce. I like a noodle you can stab the fork it’s easier for my kids to eat
    Pasta $1
    Sausage $3ish
    Sauce $1.80

  • First, I just want to let you know how much I adore your videos �� I get so excited when I see a new video! This might be too hard, but would you be able to show us how your meals look like over the entire month? I know you plan on a weekly basis but it would be nice to know how you rotate between instant pot meals, fresh meals, freezer meals, and pizza nights (and do you ever eat out?) over a monthly basis. It doesn’t have to be an in depth video but maybe showing us the last 4 weeks in your planner? No worries if it would be too difficult ����

  • I made the creamy mushroom pasta for my husband. He ate 3 bowls at the table and 4th later as a midnight snack! I had to make it for him again about a week later. I made it on a propane grill because we were at our cabin it turned out beautifully.

  • Love the video but just want to add one thing…please sort your beans lol I know some beans may say pre-sorted but still sort them. You really do not want to bite down on a rock it will break a tooth super quick.

  • must be nice to be able to color your hair, my problem, one boy can’t have dairy stuff, second boy no tomatos or apples figure that out

  • great video! it’s crazy how different prices are from region to region, i live on Prince Edward island in Canada and i don’t think i could make any of those for $5. i pay $8 for the same sausage. and when you said the corn bread mix was like 50 cents i laughed i don’t think i could find anything in my grocery store for 50 cents. but i still like the ideas,keep them coming!

  • I sautéed onions and celery and boneless chicken in the instant pot, then threw in some chicken stock and cream of chicken soup, and once cooked added no yolks noodles. Not the healthiest meal but it was delicious!!!

  • Hello! I was on YouTube yesterday and ran across your page as a selection! I absolutely love these meals! I’m going to watch all of your $5 meals Love your Crock-Pot one too!!

  • I know this video didn’t foresee the economy as it is now, 5 months later but your cheap meals are needed now more than ever for most.

  • Awesome job! I did want to mention though that the sausage is really bad. Full of nitrates and preservatives. Basically cancer in a bag.

  • Oh god! Onion AND garlic?! I love them both but I am going to stink later! Ha ha!:D Let’s be honest, those things don’t half make you gassy too! X-)

  • Thankyou for making these videos!!! It really helps me.. i am 22 years old and dont have many meals i know how to cook. Much love <3

  • Hi hun love your chanel hun would love to meet up hun I’ m.in Kent hope to go get your advice on my channel hun I think we have a lot in common hun hope to meet u hun x

  • Now I know why my food cost is so high as well as my belly… lol I’m sure plenty of people would like these like my husband… but I could never be happy if I had to eat this… she has a good idea but I look at it and I’m like ok take that out and then add this this n this… lol but these are cheap

  • Your timing could not have been more perfect! Thank you for these great recipes; it is refreshing not to see any expensive ingredients. ��

  • My grandma would always make us sausage with green beans that is my favorite meal and now I make it for my kids they also love when I make this. Thanks for the ideas I will be trying a few of the recipes ��

  • You should try throwing in some cumin in your beans when you put them to cook along with the rest of your seasoning and it makes the beans taste so good

  • what was the seasoning she was using? ah, just watch first 5 dollar meals. uncle chris gourmet steak seasoning. is that a southern staple?

  • We eat alot of Mexican food: fajitas, nachos, tacos, enchiladas, tamales. Along with my favs: tater tot casserole, spaghetti, chili, homemade soups, grilled sandwiches. To splurge, we usually get Chinese food or Taco Bell. Ummmm… not on a budget. I’d cut out other things out of my budget to have more money for food.

  • I am European I do love your website but I can’t understand these meals? There is nearly no vegetable (we don’t consider potatoes as a vegetable). Spaghetti saus is made with vegetables and doesn’t come out a a can. This sounds very unhealthy, cheap but if you it that you gain 2 pounds every week. So the cabbage looks like the veggie day?

  • My mother made BBQ Weenies and Rice. You saute onions, put Del Monte tomato sauce and a couple tbsp of BBQ sauce, garlic salt and pepper with a little water. Quarter and boil a pound of weenies, add them to the sauce and simmer a little. Serve over white rice. Never saw a kid that didn’t like it.

  • So 100 grams of spaghetti a person.. lol.. what are you feeding.. cats?
    I eat atleasy half lbs of spaghetti.. and barely filled up.. but then again.. I only eat once a day..

  • I know this is off topic, but could you do a video on pest control in the home? I rent an apartment and am disabled, so really tight budget! My landlady will only send an exterminator twice a year! And I can’t deal with the roaches! Thank you for all of your videos and God bless your family! P.S. I’ve tried dietamacious Earth and borax

  • tasty’s recipes almost always look delicious but really, they rarely make a video for things that are truly both healthy and budget friendly. I’d love if they did a whole series like that. You know, practical things I can actually cook and afford as a busy person….that aren’t mostly carbs

  • Just a tip, the pasta goes into the boiling water. So firstly you boil the water, then you add salt to the water and finally you add the pasta

  • You could use pickled artichokes where you can get them cheap for a small jar of them for a dollar or two here in Canada you can even get them at the dollar store here.

  • I just found your channel and I love it!! I hate cooking but your simple meals are making me feel like even I can cope with making them. Ive subscribed, keep up the great work ��

  • Some pies are cheap too and feed many people
    Like spinach pie or
    Cheese pie meat pie with ground beef
    Also
    Vegetable risotto
    And rice in generally
    Pork shoulder is very cheap
    Pasta with can tuna sauce
    Many Soups like
    Onion soup
    Tomato soup
    Chicken lemon soup
    Lentils soup
    Minestrone soup
    And a lot of other dishes

  • I was wondering what brand of dutch oven you use? I watched the video where you made your bread, but I couldn’t remember what brand it was. I’m looking for one because I wanted to try to make your bread. It looked sooo yummy. Thanks for all your videos. I love them all. Your so funny.

  • Lots of Tahini used in the recipes. Not something I like to eat. In a salad I’d replace it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and lemon with humous.

  • A great tip for those on a tight budget:
    Do not go to Walmart or Kroger or whatever other big chain supermarket you have nearby. Go to Aldi and Dollar Tree/Dollar General/Family Dollar/etc.
    Aldi is, in general, way cheaper than Walmart or Kroger, and the dollar stores are obviously going to be cheaper.
    That being said some things are going to be cheaper at Walmart when compared to Aldi/dollar stores. But as a general rule, Aldi is definitely better on the wallet. Shop around at different places, find good deals, keep an eye on discounts, etc etc.
    ALSO, if you have a big family, buy in bulk, 100%. But, if you’re on your own or maybe it’s just you and one other person, buy in bulk only the non-perishables. If you try buying things that spoil in bulk, they’ll likely go bad before you get to them and that’s just money down the drain.
    Freeze things when you can, things stay fresh or at least not spoiled much longer in the freezer than in the fridge. Buy bread when it’s on sale and freeze it till you need it.
    These are just some tips I’ve picked up from 1) being poor as a kid, 2) college, and 3) my best friend and her family living on a tight budget.
    Hope these help someone!

  • Yo that hasselback cheese puff fried chicken is fake I just TRIED too make it that shit was a fail the cheese puffs came right off the chicken in the frier this video is fake ASFUCK!

  • I love these ideas, I’m a new subbie btw, I’ve been watch random old videos to catch up. I love ALDI and I just recently found out I could have them delivered to my home

  • Hi Brad! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family! Haven’t been on your channel in awhile, but always find this video useful for my kids and I��

  • Now in 2019 eggs are 3.99 to 5.99 a dozen. Dairy products cost a lot more. All in all though great ideas. Love spaghetti and burritos!! And the potato bars fab idea!! My son loves potatoes. So going to cook em up. Thank you

  • His prices are spot on for Florida and North Carolina.

    Also, he didn’t say to eat these meals every day. There are 21 meals in a week, not 5.

  • I think he is saying the cheese is only a dollar because if you buy a bag of cheese for $5 than you are only using about $1 of it. I don’t think you would use a whole pound of cheese for 1 meal. Even in a family of 10. At least not in my family.

  • Spaghetti is a cheap meal, that’s right, but you can make it better by making your own sauce, homemade from scratch and we are forgetting the protein here. It could be a can or two of tuna fish which are cheap yet nutritious. Carbs fill you up, but with no protein, you’ll be hungry shortly after.

  • For pizza crust, and because I am also lazy, I buy French bread dough from my local grocery store’s inhouse bakery. It’s the best! One ball of dough makes two 14-incjh thin crust pizzas.

  • I make pasta all the time. Shoprite has a variety of pasta sauces but I buy the ones that cost $1.29 to.99 cent and the pasta noodles I buy ones on sale that are.77 cents to $1. This is just for myslef but for a larger family buy a little more