A lot of the time the hardest part of budgeting is trying to find meals that don’t make your life seem so repetitive. Trying not to eat out at your favorite restaurant is one of the hardest things to do, especially when cravings set in. These budget friendly meals will help your feel like you there is light at the end of the tunnel for us who are budgeting.
Spaghetti: This is not only a meal that makes you feel at home, but you can even have left overs for lunch the next day. Not to mention you pretty much add any ingredient to make it yours!
Tacos: For those days you are feeling a little spicy. You can use any fillings of your choice: ground beef, chicken, fish, or veggies! Pair with a few side dishes (90-second rice and canned black beans), and hello! You are suddenly at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Okay, maybe not, but you just saved a ton of money!
Chicken and Rice: This is one of the most classic meals you can make, and the process is truly simple. All you need is chicken, water, rice, and a couple of cans of cream of chicken soup to make fabulous meal that can feed a whole family.
Roasted Chicken: Take your favorite dark meat cut of chicken (these are cheaper than chicken breast), rub them down with a smoky rub, and pop them in the oven without even wrapping them up. You can pair one of your favorite cost-efficient sides like canned green beans or instant mashed potatoes.
Budgeting for meals sounds difficult when your first think about it, but when there is a will, there is always a way. The options above are just a few of many that can help you navigate food excellence while trying to save money.