(DailyThrive.com) – The work day is coming to a close and you have one thing on your mind — clocking out and heading home. But what about dinner? You still want to keep your budget in check, but you also want some sweet eats. Make the best of both worlds with these five tasty dinners for under $5.
They sound scrumptious, don’t they? From delectable BLTs to a yummy sausage stir fry, Here is how to get these dinners planned for this week.
- Map out all ingredients. The key here is saving. Map out all the ingredients you’ll need for each meal. Look for stores that are running sales on meats or switch up a meal with a cost-effective alternative. Buy in bulk if you can and freeze some meats and ingredients for later.
- Adjust accordingly for your family. Keep in mind that these dinners are perfect for families of three or four. So, the complete dollar amount may fluctuate slightly if you feed a larger group. Want to be really budget savvy? Make a little more and stash leftovers away for tomorrow’s lunch.
- Save time and meal prep! Keeping weeknight meals within your food budget is a great financial move. Why not take some time on the weekend to plan, prepare, cook and store these meals for the week. It saves time and makes for a convenient way to grab a home cooked meal when everyone is at the table.
Sitting down to a hot, home cooked meal each night of the work week evokes comfort for everyone. The good news is, it doesn’t break the budget and brings variety to the dinner table. Don’t be afraid to change things up a bit. You and your family will thank you!
~Here’s to Your Success!
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