We are on a pretty strict budget. Here are some of my go to cheap items everybody likes...
Refried bean tacos...much less expensive without the meat, salsa adds flavor, better for you with fat free refried beans
Eggs night...cheap, cheap, cheap, I'll make them pancakes to go with it, I have eggs and whole grain bread. Or make a quiche, there are many healthy recipes and it is a cheap meal.
Whole grain spaghetti night....my kids haven't noticed the difference, especially since I it a ton of cheese on theirs.
Baked Potato Bars... You can have lots of choices for toppings and choose healthier ones for yourself.
Fajita bars: sauté chicken in fajita mix or just add some cumin and then have lots of veggies, cheese, sour cream, black beans for people to make their own choices of what to put in it.
Anything with black beans...my family loves black bean and salsa soup, recipe on sparkpeople, or black bean burgers. Beans are cheap, healthy, and provide a lot of protein.
We are not vegetarians, but a lot of these ideas are. We only have meat 2-3 nights a week because of the expense, but the kids are starting not to miss it!
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