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10 Family Meal Ideas on Budget

10 Family Meal Ideas on Budget PhotoWith the hard economic times, it is but practical that we look for meals that are not expensive. Of course, we must not be too engrossed on buying or looking for meals which are inexpensive because we can sometimes forget the nutritional value of the things that go to our bellies.While it is wise to buy inexpensive food, we must not also compromise the health of our loved ones. Fortunately, there are alternatives which can allow you to hit two birds with one stone. In this article, we are going to discuss 10 incredibly cheap meals which would also satisfy the daily nutritional needs of your family.

Lasagna

Lasagna is made with pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese. Basically, a serving of lasagna will only cost you a dollar and five cents. If that is not cheap, I do not know what is. Furthermore, lasagna is also rich in vitamins and minerals, and it is also ideal for your growing and budding children.

Chicken lo mein

At a dollar and 20 cents a serving, this is definitely cheap. But the nutrition that comes with it is far from being cheap. This recipe gives you a great deal of protein and vitamins through the vegetables that you will add in the mix. This is definitely an ideal meal for the family and for your pockets.

Sweet potato

Sweet potato is jam-packed with an assortment of vitamins and minerals and antioxidants. In tropical countries of Central America and Africa, this is used to treat constipation problems and many others. Along with pasta and some pepper, this sweet potato will be a meal the entire family will enjoy.

Beef casserole

Beef casserole is one of the cheapest parts of the beef. However, this casserole is among the most tender. It is advised that you marinate it in your refrigerator, so that it will be highly flavored when the time comes.

Vegetable curry

The term alone would tell you that this is a very inexpensive yet very healthy meal. Your children who may not be very fond of greens will like this because of the curry flavor.

Taco salad

There is not a soul in the United States who does not like taco salad. It is cheap, indeed; but it is not always very good especially if nutrition becomes the issue.

Pasta stir-fry

This is very easy to prepare and, of course, very affordable. With all the herbs and vegetables that you can add, this is also very nutritious.

Creamy chicken

This meal actually involves a great deal of vegetables. Basically, this is just vegetable salad with chicken sandwich.

Stuffed potatoes

Potatoes are rich in nutrition, especially protein and antioxidants. At the same time they are cheap. Stuffed potatoes are cheap, but they are a little complicated to make.

Italian turkey sliders

While turkey is in the name, we can actually try to mix it with others type of meat like chicken or pork in order to minimize the cost.

Of course, there are dozens of other recipes out there. There are food that you can buy which are ready to eat, but it is better to actually prepare them yourself. It is cheaper that way, and healthier as well. All you need is a little bit of creativity and innovation.