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25 Meals to Eat on a Budget

by Carrie Lowrance

1. Tacos / Easy Tacos Recipe from AllRecipes.com

2. Tuna Salad Sandwiches // The Best Tuna Salad Recipe from CulinaryHill.com

3. Stir Fry / Easy Stir Fry from AllRecipes.com

4. Cheese n salsa quesadillas / Cheesy Quesadilla Recipe from TasteofHome.com

5. Chicken Fajitas / Easy Chicken Fajitas from SpendWithPennies.com

6. Chili and Grilled Cheese / Chili Cheese Grilled Sandwich from Dizzybusyandhungry.com

7. Homemade Mac and Cheese // Simple Macaroni and Cheese from AllRecipes.com

8. Chef salads (Get a bag of salad, some shredded carrots, cheese and add baked seasoned chicken breast you have on hand.)

9. Sloppy Joe Fries / Sloppy Joe Fries from FoodNetwork.com

10. Eggs, hash browns and toast / Hash Brows and Eggs Breakfast Skillet from TheToastyKitchen.com

11. Chicken salad sandwiches / Best Chicken Salad Sandwiches from Iwashyoudry.com

12. Salsa Chicken (1 pkg chicken leg quarters, 1 jar salsa, 1 jar traditional spaghetti sauce, slow cooker (Low) 8 hrs, serve with spaghetti or another side)

13. Black bean, rice and cheese enchiladas / Black Bean and Rice Enchiladas from AllRecipes.com

14. Spaghetti with Ground Beef / Spaghetti Sauce with Ground Beef from AllRecipes.com

15. Nacho Ravioli (Beef ravioli w/Salsa and cheese) / Fiesta Ravioli by TasteofHome.com

16. B.L.T.’s / BLT Recipe from AllRecipes.com

17. Mac and Cheese with Chicken / Easy Chicken Mac and Cheese by SimplyRecipes.com

18. Waffles / Easy Waffles by AllRecipes.com

19. Egg salad / Egg Salad Sandwiches from AllRecipes.com

20. Omlette and toast / Omelette and Toast by SuperHealthyKids.com

21. Cheesy garlic bread and salad / Cheesy Garlic Bread from CookingClassy.com & Salad Recipes from AllRecipes.com

22. French Toast / Easy Frech Toast Recipe from McCormick.com 

23. Stuffed Peppers / Stuffed Peppers from AllRecipes.com

24. Homemade Pizza / Easy and Quick Homemade Pizza from Food.com

25. Chili Dogs / Jeff’s Hot Dog Chili from AllRecipes.com. When I make chili, I save some and freeze it and use it for these.


Carrie Lowrance is a writer and author. Her work has been featured on Huffington PostThe Penny Hoarder, & Crosswalk. She is also the author of two children’s books, Don’t Eat Your Boogers and Brock’s Bad Temper. You can find out more about Carrie and her writing at carrielowrance.com

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