Hey foodies! Are you ready to discover some amazing, super cheap meals?
If you're like most people, you probably love eating delicious food but don't want to break the bank. Luckily, plenty of tasty meal options out there won't cost you an arm and a leg.
Keep reading to learn 10 super cheap meals you can make in a pinch!
10 Super Cheap Meals
1. Black Bean Soup
This easy soup is full of protein and fibre. Simply sauté some onions and garlic, add canned black beans and chicken or vegetable broth, and let simmer until heated through. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt and a whole wheat dinner roll.
2. Veggie Omelette
This classic breakfast dish is a great way to start the day. Whisk 2-3 eggs with your favourite veggies, like spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms, and cook in a non-stick skillet; serve with 1-2 slices of whole wheat toast.
3. Lentil Salad
This refreshing salad is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. Cook some lentils according to the package instructions (or use canned), mix with canned corn, and chopped veggies like cucumber and tomatoes, then drizzle with a simple vinaigrette.
4. Baked Sweet Potato
This simple dish can work as a great side or main dish, depending on what toppings you put in it. Bake a sweet potato in the oven until tender, then top with your favourite toppings, like black beans, salsa, and cheese or avocado.
5. Chickpea Curry
This flavorful curry is a great way to use canned chickpeas. Simply sauté some onions and garlic, add canned tomatoes, chickpeas and curry powder, then let simmer until fragrant. Serve over rice.
6. Greek Yogurt Parfait
This healthy and easy breakfast is perfect for when you're in a hurry! Layer plain 2% Greek yogurt with berries and granola for a delicious protein-packed meal.
Use defrosted frozen berries to save on cost and make a simple granola from scratch. Use peanuts or sunflower seeds for a lower-cost nut and seed option.
7. Stir-Fry Veggies and Tofu
Stir-fries are a quick and easy way to create super cheap meals that are packed with nutrition. Simply sauté some veggies like carrots, bok choy, and broccoli over a bed of rice with cubed extra firm smoked tofu. Then add a simple soy sauce, ginger, and garlic combo.
8. Easy Vegetable Stew
Lentils are a great low-cost option packed with protein that will leave you full and satisfied. Try this hearty vegetable stew lasting 5-6 meals throughout the week!
9. Bean and Cheese Quesadillas
This easy and filling meal is perfect for when you're short on time. Fill a whole wheat tortilla with canned refried beans, shredded cheese, chopped onions and tomatoes and cook in a skillet until the cheese is melted.
10. Roasted Vegetables, Chicken and Rice
This easy and healthy meal is perfect for meal prep. Simply toss your favorite veggies, like carrots and broccoli, with some olive oil and spices, and roast in the oven alongside chicken breasts. Then steam some rice and you’re good to go!
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a quicker meal, grab a pre-roasted chicken from your local grocery store. You can even make it stretch to make 4-5 meals!
Super Cheap Meals and Food Allergies
Super cheap meals can be hard to come by these days, never mind if you have food allergies.
Here are some resources on finding allergen-free super cheap meals.
Gluten-Free Cheap Meals
Are you Celiac? If so, you know the struggles of finding affordable gluten-free foods. Here is a list of 10 easy cheap gluten-free meals to help you save on your grocery costs!
Vegan Super Cheap Meals
Allergic to dairy? Maybe you don’t consume animal products? Affordable food choices are important for everyone, so check out some plant-based, super cheap meals from Budget Bites for inspiration!
Nut-Free Super Cheap Meals
Check out Food Allery Canada for resources and low cost allergen-free swaps along with nut-free recipes.
So there you have it - 10 super cheap meals won't break the bank. These meals are perfect for anyone who wants to eat well without spending a fortune. So go ahead and get cooking - your taste buds and your wallet will thank you!