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Week 3: How I Fed My Family For Under $50 This Week!

If you like my frugal meal plan series, 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 $1.99! Hi guys! It’s been FOREVER since I posted meal plans for Week 1 and Week 2, and I’m so sorry for the long delay! Life, ya know?! Without further adieu, here is Week 3! Be sure to check out Week 1 & Week 2 if you missed those! The details:…

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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 cheap price of Ramen has made it a staple for college co eds for years, and that’s the very same reason YOU should add it to your menu plan, as well! (IN MODERATION)! This recipe…

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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: 1 hour 40 mins Serves: 10 This meal makes a ton & sticks to your ribs! It’s also dirt-cheap and SUPER healthy! Ingredients Dried Beans (any kind) 1 Carton Chicken or Veggie Broth 1 Diced…

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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 in our family. Everyone likes it, even the kids! Cheap Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Veggies Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Freezer Meal Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time:…

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Cheap Homemade Crockpot Veggie Soup

This is a go-to favorite ย in our family. It’s made of nothing but canned veggies, broth & herbs. It could not be simpler! You’ll be surprised at how DELICIOUS it is! It costs just a few dollars for a GIANT crockpot full, and it is so healthy! I make it healthier by always draining and rinsing my canned veggies to remove the excess sodium. Cheap Homemade Crockpot Veggie Soup Recipe Type: Soup Cuisine: Crockpot Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours 5…

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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 I made it.   Cheap & Easy Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe Recipe Type: Appetizer Cuisine: Italian Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 4 mins Total time: 9 mins Serves: 6 A cheap, quick,…

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10 Crazy Money Saving Things We’ve Done… & How They Made Us Better People

There are a lot of blog posts out there with money saving ideas. But this blog post is different because it has ideas you probably won’t see anywhere else, because, let’s just say they’re a little bit unique. My husband and I do all of the things on this list, except that we are no longer a 1-car family. We now own two cars outright that we paid cash for. What we discovered in our savings journey, is that the things we do to save money have really ended up…

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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 www.foodwineandpoopydiapers.com Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 4 This is a super simple, delicious, and frugal recipe. Ingredients 4 Fish filets. I like Tilapia or any flakey white lake fish. 8 Tortillas Shredded Lettuce…

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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! ๐Ÿ™‚ Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Author: Kelli Brink www.foodwineandpoopydiapers.com Ingredients 1 package raw mushrooms, cleaned & dried. If they have stems, remove those, but keep. Dice up and add to stuffing mixture. 1 block cream cheese, softened to room temp 1 cup shredded cheese 1 TBS Parmesan…

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7 Healthy Breakfast Ideas For Under 85 Cents!

If you like my frugal food tips, 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!   Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Here are 7 really yummy breakfast options that cost just pennies per serving! All of these items came from Aldi. Yay for Aldi! ๐Ÿ™‚ 1. Toasted English muffin with peanut butter. This filling breakfast comes in at ONLY 27 cents…

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