Check out this list of 30 extremely frugal meal ideas for when you’re broke and need to feed your people on a small budget. Here you’ll find lots of cheap breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas, so read on to save money my friend.
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30 Frugal Meal Ideas (for when you’re broke)
Most people overspend on food simply because there are too many options at the grocery store. Think about what our ancestors ate: meats, vegetables, breads, soups, etc. They kept it simple because they didn’t have a lot to choose from.
If we take a page from history and limit our dining options as our grandparents probably did, then we’ll end up healthier and be able to save a lot of money in the process.
WARNING: If you’re afraid of carbs then this list is not for you. When you have no money, carbs are your friend because they’re cheap and filling.
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Want more Cheap and Frugal Meal Ideas and Recipes? Here are a few of my favorites:
Egg Muffins with Toast
Baked Oatmeal or Regular Oatmeal with Brown Sugar and Cinnamon
Brown Rice with Butter and Sugar
Cinnamon Sugar Toast with Yogurt
Banana and Yogurt
Scrambled Eggs with Sautéed Veggies
Pancakes with Fruit
Fried Potatoes and Eggs
Homemade Biscuits and Gravy
Cheese and Crackers with Fruit
Pasta Salad with Fresh Veggies
Turkey or Ham Sandwich and Fruit
Beans on Toast
Baked Potato and Side Salad
Grilled Chicken Salad with Veggies
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
Peanut Butter and Jelly with Fruit
Homemade Tuna Salad Sandwich with Fruit
Chicken Noodle Soup and Homemade Bread
Homemade Vegetable Soup and Homemade Bread
I hope you’re inspired by this list to keep your meals simple and save some money in the process. What meal ideas would you add? Be sure to check the comment section below for tons more ideas!