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Spicy Lentil Tacos

Fit & Frugal Spicy Lentil Taco Recipe

We absolutely love lentils in our family! It all started last year when my oldest decided to become Vegan (for like one whole month!) Lentils were an absolute staple during that time, and have remained a healthy favorite and meat alternative for us! We use lentils in place of meat on sandwiches, salads, tacos, wraps, […]

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Lemon Scallion Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs

Fit & Frugal Lemon Scallion Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs Recipe

I love grilling! I love it so much that I’ve even been known to fire up the grill in the middle of a snow storm. One of the things we most frequently grill here at the Brink casa is chicken. It’s delicious, it’s healthy, and quite frankly, it’s cheap! Even better than JUST chicken are […]

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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole is one of our favorite go-to cheap meals. It makes mass quantities, everyone loves it, and it’s oh-so-cheap. I always include this on my “favorite freezer meals” list. Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Freezer Meals Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 55 mins […]

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Thai Ramen Noodles

My Version of “Thai” Ramen Noodles with Peas & Mushrooms

I love Ramen. I could eat it daily, but, sadly, I think it may shorten my lifespan and I’d swell up like a hot air balloon. Did you know that if you ate Ramen Noodles for every meal, every day, for a year, you’d only spend $140 A YEAR on groceries?? It’s true! The dirt […]

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Best-Ever Beans & Rice

This is one of my all time favorite meals! It’s dirt-cheap, healthy and it makes a gigantic pot that you can eat all week or freeze for another meal (freezer meals, yay!!!!) Best-Ever Beans & Rice Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Southern Food Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 90 mins Total time: […]

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Cheap Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Veggies

Ok, so this isn’t exactly made-from-scratch…BUT, this is a quick, easy and cheap meal that is great for busy nights. You can even make it ahead and freeze it. Gotta love those freezer meals! And it’s fairly healthy, too, made with grilled chicken and a big dose of veggies! This is definitely a go-to meal […]

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Cheap & Easy Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe

Well, it’s official… I’m crushing on Bruschetta! And it all started because my husband brought home a cheap, one-dollar, day-old baguette from the store and I just couldn’t let it go to waste. I looked through my pantry and found everything I needed for a quick Bruschetta. Here’s the recipe, and my video on how […]

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#fish #taco #recipe #cheap

Frugal Recipe of the Day: Fish Tacos

This is a delicious, light & fresh recipe that is super easy on your wallet! We often use fresh-caught fish that my husband scores on his fishing outings, but when we don’t have that, I like to use Tilapia. Frugal Recipe of the Day: Fish Tacos Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 10 mins Cook […]

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#cream #cheese #stuffed #mushrooms #recipe

Frugal Recipe of the Day: Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

This is a really yummy and rich appetizer or side when you want something a little extra special. It costs SO much less to make them yourself at home than it does to get them in the deli case at the store! YUM! 🙂 Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Author: Kelli Brink Ingredients 1 package […]

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#monkey #bread #recipe #pioneer #woman

Frugal Recipe of the Day: Vanilla-Orange Monkey Bread

If you like my frugal recipes, you’ll LOVE my Ebook! 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners brings you an entire month of easy, frugal & delicious recipes, along with meal plans and shopping lists! Best part, it’s only $1.99! I love this recipe from the Pioneer Woman! This recipe was the first Monkey Bread I […]

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