Have you joined the challenge to eat from your freezer and pantry for a week? Those of us who have been doing this have not only saved money, but also stretched our creative cooking skills as we’ve swapped out ingredients for what we had on hand.
I’m wrapping up this money-saving series with a list of very low-cost meals. Most of these meals come in at under $1 per person. Some cost well under that.
Tips for keeping meals cheap
1. In general, meals that are based on rice, pasta, beans or eggs tend to be inexpensive.
2. Substitute ingredients for what you have on hand. Running into the grocery only tempts you into spending more money.
3. Soups tend to be cheap because one recipe will feed so many people.
Pasta with Red Sauce DiPaola
Shaker Village Tomato Soup with grilled cheese sandwiches
Chipped Beef Gravy over Cornbread or Biscuits
More inexpensive meals can be found at $5 Dinners. What are your favorite cheap meals?