Money Saving Meals

You do not need to eat ramen if you are on a tight budget.
These are recipes that are budget friendly regardless of what is on sale.
Check back regulaly for delicious, healthy recipes that are very affordable.

5 Layer Dip

Here is one more recipe for the Super Bowl. Pretty much all of these ingredients are on sale this week because of the Super Bowl. It is very similar to the normal 7 layer dip, I just made the layers things that I enjoy. It is so quick, easy and affordable. I could not get a photo though because I am in DC in the middle of the snow storm and have no way to get to the grocery store. Send me a photo if you make it an I will upload it.

 

Sweet Potato Chips

These are really simple to make and so tasty. Everyone will appreciate the change from normal chips. They get a little crispy on the outside and stay tender on the inside. The dipping sauce is also great for celery, carrots and red peppers. The perfect Super bowl party platter.

 

Pumpkin Soup

I make this recipe one time a year, in the fall when I can use fresh pumpkin. You can use canned pumpkin for this but I just love the freshness of real pumpkin. If using real pumpkin buy a pumpkin pie pumpkin. These are smaller and generally have more flavor then the larger pumpkins you carve. It is the perfect fall and holiday soup. I look forward to the one batch I make every year!

Cost: Around $7

 

Sloppy Joes

I love sloppy joes, I guess they remind me of being a kid. I usually just make them with some kind of packaged sauce or spice, but this time I decided to try making them on my own.

 

Brussel Sprouts

Don’t let the title of this recipe scare you. Many people believe they do not like brussel sprouts, however I think they have just not had them prepared in a very flavorful way. If cooked wrong they can get kind of watery and tasteless. You need to try this recipe. It is simple and all I really need to say is bacon and balsamic vinegar. A lot of people bake them in this same style but cooking them on the stovetop is just as tasty and takes a lot less time.