Frugal & Foodie

Frugal Meal Ideas

With grocery prices going up I’m happy I know how to create frugal meals at home. On this blog post I will share some frugal meal ideas for your own frugal menus. Also, I believe homemade frugal meals are always healthier than eating out.

Homemade Chili

We love homemade chili! It is a great frugal meal idea that you can be creative with and choose from a variety of ingredients. Not to mention, if you add crackers/cornbread and cheese you will have all the food groups in one bowl.

Homemade Cornbread

Did somebody say homemade cornbread!? Cornbread is a wonderful side for many frugal meals. Dipping sweet cornbread in milk or pouring milk over it is a Appalachian treat πŸ™‚.

Homemade beef vegetable soup or stew

Frugal meals are easy to put together and most can be created with what you already have on hand.

Fried Green Tomatoes

Ahh! My favorite Summertime meal (yes, I can make a meal out of fried green tomatoes πŸ™‚). They always taste best if you grow your own tomatoes!

Fried chicken liver

Yeah, I know that chicken liver is not everyone’s favorite. We only have it a few times a year because it is high in cholesterol. However, the iron is also very high in it too. I usually make gravy out of the drippings that is left in the pan. Then, we like to put it over rice.

Baked chicken with rice and broccoli

So easy to make and this is a one pan meal. It looks expensive but it is not.

Homemade Goulash and Sweet Tea

Another frugal favorite! Homemade goulash with sweet tea on the side. This is living! πŸ™‚

Homemade Pizza

I have discovered that using Bisquick as the pizza crust turns out wonderful! Of course, we all know this is a one pan meal that we all can get creative with.

My niece Bailey showing off her Dairy Queen Banana Split πŸ‘€

I hope you enjoyed the frugal meal ideas. My niece, Bailey says a splurge every now and then keeps life enjoyable πŸ™‚ *Note: Banana Splits can be homemade tooπŸ˜‡

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