30 Frugal Meal Ideas For When You’re Broke



Affiliate links may have been used in this post. To read our full disclaimer, click here.

FREE offers are often time-sensitive. Although they are FREE at the time of posting, please be sure to verify the offer is still free before claiming or purchasing it. (We are not responsible for price changes.) Thank you!

You know they’re out there, but nothing is coming to mind. I’m talking about cheap meals. I keep a list of all the dishes I make, because it’s not uncommon for me to draw a complete blank when I ask myself, “What should I make for dinner?” The same goes for a “…cheap, easy dinner.”

Here are 30 Frugal Meal Ideas For When You’re Broke. Most of these ideas are also great for when you’re pinched for time!

Frugal-Meal-IdeasClick here to continue reading over at gracefullittlehoneybee.com!

Written by Carrie

Carrie

Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She is also the Operations Manager for Build Your Bundle – a once a year HUGE homeschooling sale. She has been homeschooling for ten years, has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.

Opt In Image
Join our growing list of over 100,000 homeschoolers who LOVE free stuff!

Sign up to receive emails that include deals, sales, and free offers for homeschoolers.

We value your privacy and promise never to send you spam. You can unsubscribe at anytime. 

View our Privacy Policy for more information on how we process your data.

NOTE: If you are already a subscriber, you can find subscriber perks and downloads links in our Monday & Wednesday newsletters.

Similar Posts You Might Like:


Need An Affordable Approach to Learning?
Save time, money and stress with our award-winning online homeschool curriculum!

How to Have a Clean Home When You’re Short On Time

I don't know a single homeschool mom that is just sitting around with oodles of extra time on her hands. All of us are looking for ways to gain greater returns on less investment. Well, some things we shouldn't skimp on like our relationships with our children and our marriages. Other…

Productivity Tips for Work at Home Moms

This honestly couldn't have come at a better time. Grab a coffee and read about some habits and routines helpful for anyone who currently works from home or is considering it in the future. This mom works from home with 6 children and homeschools. So, I am taking some tips from her…

FREE Printable Gluten Free Pantry Labels

Do you have a gluten-free home or have someone in your home that eats gluten-free? It's important to keep gluten and gluten-free flours separate, and it's always nice to dress things up when we can. These labels do just that! They will help you keep your flours well-organized and nicely marked.…

25 Name Brand vs. Generic Face-Offs: Best & Worst

I am an avid store-brand shopper, but I know that some moms are brand-loyal. One friend will only use Cascade dishwasher detergent because that's the brand that was recommended in her dishwasher's user guide. But, what if I could show you that some of your favorite brands can be found less…

10 Ways Thrifty People Shop For Groceries

How many different ways are there to save on groceries? There are the typical ones like cutting coupons, but here is one list that has some terrific, off-beat ways to save on groceries. Number five is a great option if your family uses the products pretty quickly. I have used…

17 Make-Ahead Freezer Meals That Are Life-Changing

We're all busy, and there's no time or season that doesn't come with a packed schedule. Summer, fall, winter, spring...each one has it's own celebrations and deadlines. Make your life a little easier with these 17 freezer meals that will ease you and your family through the busy life of…

Super Simple DIY Slip and Slide

Try this awesome giant DIY slip and slide at your home for the summer.  It is guaranteed to be a hit for both kids and adults. Sometimes, I think we could use some kid fun, especially after a long hard year full of chaos. I think this DIY slip and…

1920s Kitchen Tips: 11 Timeless Tricks We Should Still Use Today

With the invention of so many different convenience foods, it's easy to prepare a meal without actually cooking. There are still lots of moms that enjoy the pleasure of preparing home-cooked meal, but it's important to note that we aren't cooking from scratch just because we don't have anything better to…

How to Do Zone Cleaning with FREE Printable

Keeping our homes tidy is one thing. Keeping them clean is quite another. Honestly, between all the homeschooling, laundry, and driving back and forth between music lessons and play dates, sometimes it's hard to stay on top of the cleaning. Make it easy on yourself by dividing your home up into…

How to Turn a Whole Pork Loin Into 9 Full Meals

It's not unusual for families to be on a tight budget. This usually equates to inexpensive meals with lots of pasta and rice, but it doesn't have to be all fillers! Learn how to turn a whole pork loin into nine full meals! I often pick one up at Sam's…

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL NEW POSTS

Notebooking Pages Free Resources