When it comes to meal planning I always try to incorporate a few meatless meals into our weekly plan. Meatless meals are not only great for the budget because meat can get expensive but it’s also a awesome and easy way to get in some extra veggies and pack some meals with extra nutrients and vitamins.
Meatless meals seem to get a bad wrap don’t they? Most people who are strictly meat and potato folks seem to feel that meatless meals can’t be satisfying enough or bulky enough to be served as a meal and so they shy away from switching things up in their meal plan.
I’m here to tell you folks that there are a ton of insanely delicious, easy to make and filling meatless meals out there that wont cost you a fortune to make and will happily feed your family both adults and kiddos alike!
A few frugal tips to make meatless meals even more budget friendly
- Always peruse your reduced to sell section of the grocery store first. You can score some awesome deals that can make these meals even cheaper to put together.
- Sub out fresh for frozen! In most cases (save perhaps a stir fry) you really can’t tell the difference
- If you’re missing an ingredient or two don’t sweat it! Don’t run out and buy ingredients you’ll only use once! Use what you have and make it work!
75 Meatless Meals for the Whole Family
Photo Cred: Budget Bytes – Vegetable Pot Pie Skillet
15| Pizza Roll – Ups
Photo Cred: Betty Crocker – Easy Meatless Lasagna
23| Lentil Loaf
Photo Cred: Making Thyme for Health – Mexican Zucchini Burrito Boats
32| Vegan Cumbo
Photo Cred: Wendy Polisi – Ultimate Veggie Mac n Cheese
Photo Cred: House of Nash Eats – Vegetarian Swiss Chard and Pinto Bean Burritos
45| Teriyaki Bowls
Photo Cred: Food Folks and Fun – Easy Broccoli Quiche
Photo Cred: The Recipe Critic – Tuscan Pasta Salad
Looking for even more frugal food ideas? Have a read of these TTBH posts!
Do you incorporate meatless meals into your meal plan?