Just because you're on a budget, there's no need to be boring. Spice things up a bit with an easy, budget-friendly Thai dish. Roast a whole chicken in the oven and pull off the meat. Simmer this with vegetables and coconut milk for your basic meal. There is one extra expense -- curry paste, which you may have to buy at an international market. But, it only takes a dab of paste, so one container will last you a very long time. Serve Thai Chicken Curry over rice, and your family will love it.
Your body will love it too. According to the Coconut Research Center, coconuts are high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Fiber is not only a daily requirement, it also fills you up. Coconut milk is also the primary source of lauric acid, a fatty acid that forms monolaurin, which helps prevent disease and infection. You may not think about fiber, fatty acids or low costs when you eat this meal, but they're all there along with great taste. Bon appétit!