Household Tips100 Frugal Meal Ideas to Add to Your Rotation and Save

100 Frugal Meal Ideas to Add to Your Rotation and Save

Check out these 100 frugal meals to add to you rotation and save. At my house we like beef for dinner and since beef prices just seem to keep going up, we have to either not have beef very often or economize on groceries another way.

I have a list of frugal meals that I make to help keep our food costs reasonable. One that my family loves is beans and cornbread. Just pinto beans cooked in a pot with a ham hock if you have one. We eat the beans without so either way. Salt the beans when they are softened and just eat a bowl with some hot buttered cornbread. I also like to break a piece of cornbread into my bowl of beans.

100 Frugal Meal Ideas to Add to Your Rotation and Save

This is a cheap meal but very filling. If you add a table spoon of what ever cooking oil you use to the pot when you start the beans cooking they won’t cause gas as bad as without. When you cook your pot of beans make double what you will eat for dinner. Next day drain the liquid off of the left over beans. Pour them into a hot skillet that has a couple of tablespoon of oil in it and stir often until they are boiling.

Take a potato masher and smash them. You just made refried beans, at my house we like to add some grated cheddar to them and keep stirring till it is melted in. Have a bowl of cheesy beans with some tortilla chips. Filling and delicious. They sell these at Taco Bell (called pintos and cheese) for like 1.50 and you get maybe a fourth of a cup.

So there you have my 2 cheapest meals. Having these every other week or so frees up enough money to let me buy a beef roast or 2 and make Italian beef sandwiches or just a delicious roast beef dinner.

As the economy continues to be tough for many American families it can be quite difficult to find good, nutritional options to feed everyone without breaking the bank. Fortunately, there are some really good options, you just have to be more creative.

This article was designed to help introduce the reader to some really good meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinners. This list of 100 frugal meals covers breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes. There aren’t really recipes but the names of dishes which is very helpful for adding to your own menu plan. The list is from, Food Storage Moms.

The article includes dozens of great, inexpensive meal options for each of the three large meals. All of the ingredients are relatively inexpensive to help keep the cost of each meal preparation to a minimum. All of the information is presented in a way that makes it really easy to read.

Benefits of reading: 100 Frugal Meal Ideas to Add to Your Rotation and Save

Discover some really good meal ideas that are really easy to prepare and do not cost a lot to make.
You will learn that simplicity in meals goes a long way to keep your food cost lower.

You will discover that eating healthy does not have to mean spending way too much money if you know what you are doing.  Help for saving money at the grocery store so you can buy what you really like once in a while.

Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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