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Recipe ideas for feeding a family on the cheap


Did you notice Wednesday's Hy-Vee ad?  It said dinner for 4, less than $4.  The ad pictured Hy-Vee brand pasta, pasta sauce, garlic bread and packaged garden salad.  The total of these four products was $3.95.

This is great.  So it got me wondering.  What is the least amount you spent on a meal for your family?  I'm talking about a meal you prepared, not off a fast food dollar menu.

I posted a pasta and broccoli recipe recently that was simple and cheap and still nutritious.

It will be fun to see how creative your meals get on the cheap.


Katara 5 years, 11 months ago

We had chicken sausage ($2.99/pkg), salad ($.88/pkg) & petite green beans ($.69/pkg) for dinner tonight. So it was $4.56 + tax for dinner tonight. I do have leftovers so it probably is a bit less money-wise.

I'd have to really think about the cheapest meal. I usually average between $4-5.00/dinner for 4.

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