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12 easy to cook cheap meals for when your budget is tight

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4/14/2015 (4 years ago)
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No longer will you suffer with Top Ramen and cereal; we will help you make cheap meals.

When payday is still far away and you've got little money left for food, with some help from BuzzFeed, we suggest you prepare these simple meals that will satisfy your hunger pangs but won't eat up the rest of your budget.


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4/14/2015 (4 years ago)

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Keywords: food, cheap, easy, recipes, meals, dinners, budget, cook, ingredients

strong>1. Delicious Stir-Fried Beef and Broccoli

Beef and Broccoli

If you have beef for leftovers, this is a good recipe to try. We recommend it to those who are lactose intolerant as this is dairy free and gluten free.

2. Heartwarming Creamy Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

This is no ordinary tomato soup and it is easy to prepare. The grilled cheese croutons is what makes this soup tasty and special.

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3. Appetizing Tofu in Garlic Sauce

Summer Bean Salad

If you are vegan, this food will work well for you. This tofu recipe is something you can ace cooking in just 15 minutes.

4. Flavorful Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

This will be a staple on your dinner table. We call this recipe flavorful as this has all the rich flavors of cumin, nuts, aromatic veggies, and garlic.

5. Amazing Pasta for One


Just toss in the noodles, cherry tomatoes, smoked sausage, and pepper, and Parmesan cheese to taste for this awesome, flavorful dish.

6. Lemony Quinoa Salad

Lemony Quinoa Salad

Try this recipe with couscous too. You just mix the quinoa (or couscous) with lemon, walnuts, and vegetable broth. You will surely love this one.

7. Summer Bean Salad

Summer Bean Salad

Whip up this simple, no-cook salad, in just a matter of minutes. If you are into Tex-Mex food, this food is just the right one for you.

8. Twice Baked Sumptuous Potatoes

Twice Baked Potato

The twice baked sumptuous potatoes is a combination of potatoes, bacon, sour cream, and cheddar cheese that will surely win your heart right away.

9. Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Eating mac and cheese reminds you of your mom's cooking. It is easy and simple to prepare and the rest of your family will surely enjoy eating it too.

10. Rosemary Beef Stew

Beef Stew

This is a recipe prepped up in a slow cooker. Be overwhelmed with the aroma and the taste of this dish as the stew will fully capture you.

11. Vegetarian Chili Beans

Vegetarian Chili

For something that is good to chow on while watching the television, this recipe is a must. This is composed of a bunch of veggies, spices, and beans and is savory too.

12. Protein-Rich Chickpea Curry

Chickpea Curry

A recipe that is flavorful to cook, and even delicious to taste with, pack up your stomach with  this healthy and filling dish.

Now that you have all 12 recipes, it will be easier for you to budget your money and your food ingredients with some savory dishes that are worth trying out. Give these meals a go, and be to please your taste buds.


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