27 Easy Frugal Meals for Families

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Are you living on a budget, and on the hunt for some easy frugal meals for your family?

When we started our debt free journey a little over a year ago, our food budget was one of the first things to get a makeover.

Meal planning has definitely been the key to saving money on groceries, but we also needed to make sure we were selecting easy frugal meals that were still delicious!

The most difficult thing about avoiding restaurants, and eating at home every day, is cooking fatigue.

It’s difficult to be constantly coming up with new and fresh recipes that are still super frugal.

I’ve compiled a round up of low budget frugal meals, so you can plan out your meals for a week or month!

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    27 Easy Frugal Meals for Families

    Easy Skillet Lasagna

    Tuna Noodle Casserole

    Green Chile Beef Enchiladas

    20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Noodles

    Cast Iron Chicken Breast

    Easy Instant Pot Ham Recipe

    Southwest Skillet Chicken and Rice

    Easy Weeknight Cheesy Taco Pasta

    S.O.S (Sh** On A Shingle)

    Delicious and Easy Tuna Casserole

    Easy One Pan Pork Chops

    The Best Stew in the Whole World

    Chicken Casserole with Broccoli

    Quick and Easy Chicken & Dumplings

    Quick & Easy Rotisserie Chicken Chimichangas

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    Ohio Shredded Chicken Sandwich Recipe

    Frugal Noodle Soup

    (Use shredded chicken sandwich leftovers)

    “Kitchen Sink” Shepherd’s Pie

    Spaghetti Bake Recipe

    Easy Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe

    5 Ingredient Easy Chicken Curry

    Easy to Make Classic Chili

    Pepperoni Pasta Bake

    Chicken Parmesan Casserole

    One Pot Sloppy Joe Casserole

    Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada

    Quick and Easy Tuna Pasta

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    1. I understand that pasta is less expensive and makes easy frugal meals. But many of us cannot have pasta. Yes, I can substitute some of the veggies for the pasta. How do you get frugal meals that are healthy and carb controlled?

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      Debbie, you are absolutely right! I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about this, and as a podiatrist I understand the need for diabetics and others that have issues with carb heavy meals. I’m going to work on some recipes specifically for this need very soon! Thank you for bringing it up because it’s very important.

    3. Zucchini lasagna (for those anti-pasta folks!)
      Sliced thin zucchini, browned hamburger with quite a bit of onion, diced tomatoes & mozzarella cheese. Layer in that order 3x. Add salt & pepper & bake for 30 min at 350*. I tilt the pan & let the juices all run out when done. My husband likes to add a spaghetti or marinara sauce as well (I love it like it is!)


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    I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.