BUDGET MEALS

Budget Meals are not only wallet friendly but they can be delicious too. Learn how to shop on a budget, substitute expensive ingredients for cheaper ones and everything in between to keep the green in your hand.
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5 Recipes for Meals that Keep Well

It's often a challenge to put a fresh, home-cooked meal on the table every night. Make-ahead meals can save you a ton of time and money, plus they refrigerate or freeze beautifully!

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  • 10 Alternatives to Expensive Ingredients
    10 Alternatives to Expensive Ingredients

    Some recipes are easy to improvise, while others require an exact set of ingredients to turn out. But sometimes you don't have the funds to include that one ridiculously overpriced additive. Don't worry; we have the alternatives you're looking for. See more »

  • 10 Budget Busters on Everyday Restaurant Menus
    10 Budget Busters on Everyday Restaurant Menus

    Quick, which is the best deal on the menu: the roast chicken, the Caesar salad or the filet mignon? The answer might surprise you. See more »

  • 10 Delicious Uses for Canned Beans
    10 Delicious Uses for Canned Beans

    If you think beans are just a side dish, you don't know beans! Try some of these ideas for incorporating nutritious, quick-fixing canned beans into everything from party dips to desserts. See more »

  • 10 Frugal Cooking Tips
    10 Frugal Cooking Tips

    To make the most of your food budget, you have to be a strategic shopper and a careful cook. Here are 10 steps you can take, both in the supermarket and in your kitchen, that are guaranteed to whittle down your grocery bills. See more »

  • 10 Frugal Pantry Staples
    10 Frugal Pantry Staples

    Every pantry needs a stock of staple ingredients on hand for dinner, and these 10 won't hurt your purse strings too much. See more »

  • 10 Frugal School Lunch Ideas
    10 Frugal School Lunch Ideas

    Has your kid uttered the immortal words, "Not baloney sandwiches again"? Well, what's a mom on a budget to do? Try one of these new school lunch ideas, of course! See more »

  • 10 Great Casseroles on a Budget
    10 Great Casseroles on a Budget

    Casseroles serve crowds, cook inexpensively and clean up in a jiffy. But can you make budget casseroles without sacrificing flavor? See more »

  • 10 Healthy Family Meals on a Budget
    10 Healthy Family Meals on a Budget

    Sure, you can take advantage of the "four cans for a dollar" special. But do you really want your family eating sodium-rich, canned food with preservatives every night? How can you make some healthy, cheap meals? See more »

  • 10 Healthy Frozen Meals
    10 Healthy Frozen Meals

    Quick meal options are a necessity for today's busy lifestyles and frozen meals are a great way to grab a quick bite. But just because they're fast, doesn't mean they have to be unhealthy. See more »

  • 10 Low-budget Uses for Corn
    10 Low-budget Uses for Corn

    Whether you serve it on the cob or as part of a larger dish, corn is both cheap and delicious. It's no wonder that the tasty vegetable is so popular with budget-minded eaters who don't want to sacrifice flavor for cost! See more »

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