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Are you in between pay checks? Nothing for dinner?
Did you spend all your money on bills and debt? Now you’re staring at the fridge wondering what to make for dinner? Or do you have a few bucks left to buy a few groceries and wondering what to buy? Below you will find 10 amazing cheap and frugal dinner ideas.
What to eat when your broke?
When money is tight stick to simple, easy to make meals. Soups are great frugal meals you can add more liquid to spread out the meal.
Breakfasts for dinner are always a hit in our house. Eggs and breakfast foods are cheaper to buy than heavy dinner meals. Pastas are always a hit and cheap to make. Beans and rice are healthy, cheap and easy to store dry goods.
If you are wanting meat based meals stick to ground meats and cheaper meat cuts. Using a slow cooker and marinades will turn cheap meats into great meals. Or opt for vegetarian recipes and choose bean and vegetable based protein dishes.
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10 Cheap & Frugal Dinner Ideas:
(Frugal note: substitute any ground meat for lamb in recipe)
Simple easy meals to get you through till the next paycheck
Other frugal meal ideas include pasta dishes, breakfast dishes, soups, sandwiches, rice and bean based meals.
Updated February 4, 2020