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Quality Recipes Utilizing Inexpensive Ingredients

Last Modified: 11/27/07
First Published: 10/23/07
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If you are looking to cook cheap, yet nutritious meals, then there are plenty of good dishes you can make that don't cost a lot of money. If you have the opportunity to plan your meals ahead and if you have some storage to keep frozen food in, then you're even better off. A little planning and some cost effective shopping will allow you to save money and still eat very well.

Here are some affordable recipes from a few categories from the list over cheap ingredients. Most of these recipes cost under $2 per portion and some cost as low as $0.80 per portion.


Indian Quinoa Salad with Toasted Golden Chickpeas and Pomegranate Seeds

Steel Cut Oats - Healthier Version of Oatmeal

Cheese Grits

Pinto Bean and Barley Stew


Vegetarian Spinach and Tomato Lasagna

Italian Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara


Beans and lentils lentils

Easy Lentil Stew with brown rice

French Creamy Lentil Soup

Creamy Spicy Indian Lentils with Spinach and Ginger

Vegetarian Spicy Chickpeas Stew

North African Red Lentil Soup

Smooth Garbanzo Bean Soup

Smooth Black Bean Soup


Crispy Hash Browns with a Fried Egg

Potato Pancakes - Polish Platskis - Latkes

Potato and Leek Soup


Beer Braised Cabbage

Shredded Cabbage Salad (Pizza Salad)

Sweet and Sour Cabbage Soup

carrot_soupOnions, Carrots & Celery

Carrot & Avocodo Salad

Classic Carrot Soup with Ginger and Orange

Curried Celery Soup with Apple



Meat Loaf

Traditional Swedish Meatballs (Svenska Köttbullar)

Cuban Hamburgers with Ham, Pickles and Swiss Cheese

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork in Crock Pot

Pan Fried Pork Medallions In a Butter Mustard Sauce



Wine Balsamic Chicken

The Best Chicken Curry Salad

BBQ Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

Italian Chicken Cacciatore


Country Sausage and Potato Stew

A Sausage Variation on Chicken Dumpling Soup

Easy Lentil Stew with brown rice


How to Cook an Egg - Soft or Hard Boiled

How To Make a Perfect Omelet

Light and Tasty Egg Salad

The Simple Fried Egg Sandwich





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