Cheap and Easy Meals - Save Money On Groceries

Everyone wants to save money on groceries, but few want to spend weeks eating nothing but beans and rice. You can cut your grocery bill without cutting your variety by doing some frugal grocery shopping. One of the quickest way to save money on groceries is by cutting out the meat. It's amazing how many meat free meals you can find that your whole family can enjoy. Frugal grocery shopping is on of the best ways to save money on groceries.

Here are some suggestions:
1. Quiche can make a great dinner, especially when paired with a cup of fruit or applesauce. This is a dish made with just four eggs, some milk or cream, and whatever additions you may want to make.

2. Easy, cheesy lasagna can be made and on the table in under 30 minutes. Pour two cans of lasagna (found in the aisle with the canned ravioli) into a casserole dish. Top with a 12 oz container of ricotta cheese, two eggs, a tablespoon of sugar, and a teaspoon each of onion and garlic powder (mixed together before spreading). Sprinkle on a cup of shredded white cheese. Over all of this pour two more cans of the lasagna. Cook in a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes.

3. Breakfast - it's what's for dinner. Not many moms have the time to put a large, hot breakfast on the table for the family. Save time and money by preparing pancakes and eggs, or French toast with a fruit topping for your family.

4. Noodle and egg soup is a warm and satisfying meal for a cold day. Start with two cans of condensed chicken noodle soup. Add four cups of water and bring to a boil. Add two cups of egg noodles (preferably the short, thin soup variety). In a separate container, mix three eggs with a tablespoon of water. Slowly pour the mixture into the boiling soup so that the eggs cook up in strings. Serve with a grilled cheese for the perfect meal.

5. Manicotti is an easy meal that looks like you spent hours cooking. Mix together a 12 oz container of ricotta cheese, two eggs, a tablespoon of sugar, and a teaspoon each of garlic and onion powder (you can also add any precooked veggies you might have, like spinach, mushrooms, or roasted red bell peppers - finely chopped). Spoon the mixture into uncooked manicotti shells, and then place the stuffed shells in a casserole dish that has a thin layer of spaghetti sauce already in the bottom. Cover the shells with the remaining spaghetti sauce, top the whole dish with shredded mozzarella cheese and cover it with aluminum foil. Bake in a 375 degree oven until the shells are tender (about 35 minutes).

You can save money on groceries by staying away from the meat department. Keep your variety by making meatless versions of your favorite meals, and you will probably never even notice that the meat is gone. Frugal grocery shopping is on of the best ways to save money on groceries.

 

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