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Sometimes you are just running a little low on money. It could be because of an unexpected bill. Or maybe because you spent a little more earlier in the month that you should have. Either way it’s good to have some cheap eats in your menu plan to help cut the grocery budget just a little.
Sticking to cooking with inexpensive staples is a great way to make a frugal menu plan. Using grains like rice and oat groats for breakfasts instead of cold cereal can help you save. Or do like we do and make your own oatmeal packets.
For dinner making a meal where the meat is part of the dish instead of the main dish can help slash your food bill too. I’ve also found that in most recipes a half pound of ground beef works well for our family of 4. Especially those dishes that also include beans.
Making meals with basic staples is a great way to keep the food budget a little lower. I have a few meals that I make each month to keep our grocery bill in check. I’ve put them into a menu plan for to share with you, along with the recipe links too.
Frugal Menu Plan for a Week
Toast and Eggs
Sandwiches with Fruit
Cheesy Ham and Potato Slow Cooker Dish and Salad
Eggs and Fried Potatoes
Homemade Chili with Crackers
Slow Cooker Easy Hamburger Dish with Vegetables
I would love to hear about some of your favorite frugal dishes. What dishes do you prepare when money is running low? Please scroll down and share them in the comments below. I can’t wait to read what you have to share.
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