Frugal Meal Ideas for When You’re Broke

Frugal Meal Ideas for When You’re Broke

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Frugal Meal Ideas for When You’re Broke!

We’ve all been there…that bank account is dwindling and payday is still a week away. It seems as though it’s much easier to spend more at he grocery store because there are so many options and convenience food at the grocery store. If you are looking for some frugal meal ideas to hold you over until the next paycheck think simplicity, which is also more healthy for us! Often times you will hear that healthy food is expensive, if you stick to simple meals that is not the case. One simple tip when looking for frugal meals ideas look for items that are inexpensive, yet packed with protein and will be filling. I know it gets boring eating ramen noodles so I have some great frugal meal ideas to help hold you over for those times when they money runs out before payday.

Breakfast Ideas:

English muffin with egg and cheese

Homemade Pancakes

Fried Eggs with Buttered Toast

Oatmeal with raisins or cinnamon and sugar

Fruit and Yogurt

Scrambled eggs with veggies mixed in (Green/ Red Peppers are great)

Homemade biscuits and gravy

Buttered toast (Top with Honey, Cinnamon & Sugar or Peanut Butter)

Lunch Ideas:


Fridge Clean Out Pizza

Bean and Cheese burritos mixed with salsa

Baked Potato and side salad

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

Cheese and Crackers with a side of fruit

Beans and Rice

Tuna salad sandwich with fruit or veggie

Cheese quesadillas with rice

Risotto with shredded chicken added

English Muffin Pizzas with carrot sticks

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches with fruit

Dinner Ideas:

Easy Chinese fried rice

Macaroni and Cheese (Get creative with items to mix in)

Stir Fry (Cabbage, onions, carrots with rice – Meat Optional)

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce

Chicken Noodle Soup with crackers

Crockpot Ham & Beans with cornbread

Vegetarian chili with crackers or cornbread

Chicken with mashed potato and gravy. Use broth from chicken to make gravy

Baked Chicken with veggie and deviled eggs

Vegetable soup with homemade bread

I hope you have found some great frugal meal ideas to help you save money and eat simple and healthier. What frugal meals would you add to this list?


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