One huge misconception about frugal living is that by taking a frugal approach to grocery shopping you consequently cannot eat well.
Food is expensive with fresh produce and meat likely the most costly of the items that make their way into your cart. At the outset of our journey, I vowed that I wouldn’t compromise the quality of the food we eat because what you eat is so important for living a healthy lifestyle. Not surprisingly, we had to get creative when it came to preparing meals because our grocery budget had to last us all week including, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. No exceptions. On average, we’re currently spending under 100$ per week to feed our family of 3.
Below are 20 of our frugal family favorites. We’ve made each of these recipes and really enjoy them and I hope you do too if you decide to try them!
World’s Best Taco Soup from I heart Naptime
Savory Bacon Zucchini Frittata from The Nourishing Gourmet
Lentil & Sweet Potato Shepards Pie from One Ingredient Chef
Cobb salad with Blue Cheese Dressing from 100 Days of Real Food
Sausage, Potato & Pepper Skillet from 5$ Dinners
Coconut Chicken Soup from Frugal Living NW
Sweet Ham & Swiss Sliders from Double the Batch
Loaded Vegetable Soup from Cozy Country Living
Salsa Chicken in the Slow Cooker from The Happy Housewife
Meatball Parmesan Casserole from Shugary Sweets
Swiss Chard Tomato Quiche from Real Food Real Deals
Slow Cooked Whiskey Molasses Shredded Beef from Frugal Minded Mom
Broccoli Cheese Soup from Don’t Sweat the Recipe
Fish Tacos in a Bowl from Frugal, Debt Free Life
Bean and Cheese Burritos from Pink Parsley
Salmon Patties from The Spruce
Quick Chicken Pot Pie from My Recipes
Hamburger Stroganoff from Food.com
Walnut Breadcrumb Pasta from My Recipes
Have any favorite frugal recipes to share?
Giving credit where credit is due!