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Meals Under $10 For 2

By Angie McGowan |

Slow Food’s $5 Challenge earlier in the month really got me thinking about our family’s food budget, and what I could do to decrease the amount I spend on groceries every month. I still want to be able to provide healthy and wholesome meals that aren’t all vegetarian. Usually when I initially make a budget meal, I make it a bean-based vegetarian meal. Beans are always super cheap and so healthy. However, I would like to try and make some budget friendly meat-based meals, too. The editors at the Daily Meal were thinking the same thing. They took a challenge to create several low cost budget meals for 2 that would be under $10. They were afraid at first, but found it quite easy to make healthy meals on a shoestring budget. One dish, a fried rice recipe pictured in the slideshow below, was less than $3 total.

Shown above, Spaghetti with Shaved Asparagus and Pancetta from The Daily Meal, at just $5.59 total cost.

Here’s a list of some great dinner ideas with links to the recipes from the Daily Meal:

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Meals Under $10 For 2

Homemade Spicy Sausage and Ricotta Pizza

Nothing can save you more money than making your own homemade pizza.
Total price: $8.97
Find this recipe at the Daily Meal

To see the rest of this story, plus 5 more recipes for 2 under $10, visit The Daily Meal here.

For some quick meals done in under 30 minutes, see this post at The Daily Meal.


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About Angie McGowan


Angie McGowan

Angie McGowan was a contributing blogger to Babble’s Family Kitchen, a daily food blog with recipes from her kitchen. She currently creates fun recipes for Betty Crocker, Pillsbury and many other companies. You can find more of her recipes on her personal blog, Eclectic Recipes.

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