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.
Here’s a list of some great dinner ideas with links to the recipes from the Daily Meal:
To see the rest of this story, plus 5 more recipes for 2 under $10, visit The Daily Meal here.
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