We all want to save money on groceries and food costs but can you eat other than the usual suspects like pb & j’s and Ramen noodles? Here are 12 good, inexpensive meal ideas to get your wheels turning. Still on the hunt for more inexpensive meal ideas? How to Easily and Painlessly Break the Eating Out Habit and a list of 98 Cheap and Easy Foods to Make Under $5.
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12 Good, Inexpensive Meal Ideas Other Than Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches 1 of 13Click through to see them all!
Fruit Salad 2 of 13Being both healthy and colorful you can't go wrong with this meal idea. Even better, many fruit is coming into season making it that much more less expensive.
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French Toast, Pancakes, Waffles 3 of 13Breakfast foods any time of the day are a cheaper alternative to many lunch and dinner options.
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Crepes 4 of 13
Rice, Beans, Avocado, Tortilla 5 of 13This is a simple, fresh-feeling, easy meal that you can't go wrong with.
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Eggs and Toast 6 of 13Scrambled, over-easy, poached- any way you like them eggs are a cheap, high-protein meal option.
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Oatmeal 7 of 13Super versatile and high in fiber.
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Quesadillas 8 of 13Another extremely versatile option. Keep it simple with cheese only or add-in everything but the kitchen sink. It's completely up to you!
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Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich 9 of 13Peanut butter is an inexpensive and filling ingredient. Mix it up in new ways to keep boredom at bay.
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Canned Soup and Bread 10 of 13When soup that you like goes on sale grab a couple of cans of it. Get a day-old loaf of french bread and you've got yourself an easy, inexpensive feast.
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Hummus with Veggie and Pita 11 of 13Hummus is very easy to make if you have a food processor and it can even be made in the blender. Add veggies and pita and it's a meal.
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Tuna salad or Egg salad 12 of 13Mix up tuna or chopped hard-boiled eggs with a bit of mayo, toss in a sprinkle or two of garlic salt, add celery or lettuce for some crunch and you're good to go!
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Breakfast Burritos 13 of 13Toss some scrambled eggs into a tortilla with some cheese and you've got a meal any time of the day.
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