Affordable and Flavorful Budget-Friendly Meal

Stir-frying makes a colorful and healthy supper quickly and cheaply. Use a selection of fresh or frozen vegetables, tofu or chicken, and soy or teriyaki sauce. For filling, serve over rice or noodles.

1. Vegetable Stir-Fry

This classic dish is cheap and high in protein and fiber. You may customize it by adding spices, vegetables, and toppings like salsa, cheese, or sour cream.

2. Beans and Rice

A simple spaghetti dish with homemade tomato sauce is cheap and tasty. Garlic, onions, basil, and oregano enhance flavor. Save more by buying pasta and canned tomatoes in quantity.

3. Pasta with Tomato Sauce

Make a hearty, tasty vegetarian chili with canned beans, tomatoes, and vegetables. Adding cumin, chili powder, and paprika boosts flavor. For stuffing, serve it with rice, cornmeal, or baked potatoes.

4. Vegetarian Chili

Eggs are cheap protein. For a healthy breakfast or dinner, make an omelette or scrambled eggs with onions, bell peppers, spinach, and cheese.

5. Scrambled Eggs with Vegetables

Use a simple dough recipe or store-bought crust to make pizza. Add cheese, tomato sauce, and your favorite toppings. This entertaining, customized dinner is cheaper than pizza.

6. DIY Pizza

Roast seasonal vegetables with olive oil, salt, and pepper and serve over cooked quinoa. This recipe is inexpensive and a terrific way to eat more vegetables.

7. Roasted Vegetables and Quinoa

For a hearty and tasty black bean soup, use canned black beans, onions, garlic, cumin, and chili powder. Add yogurt or sour cream for creaminess.

8. Black Bean Soup

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