It also helps to choose recipes with some of the same ingredients. For example, I chose two recipes that use mozzarella so that I can save money by just buying one type of cheese.
Since there are just two of us, I usually make recipes that will have leftovers to take for lunch the next day! That way, we save a lot of cash on lunches because each meal I make really feeds us for two meals. Cheese is probably the most expensive ingredient I end up spending money on... but I just can't live without it!
Zucchini Ricotta Gnocchi
Sweet Potato and Kale Pizza
One of my tried-and-true favorites. Sweet potatoes are cheap, my mom grows kale, and the pizza dough is so simple! What could be better?
I LOVE tuna and it is awesome because cans of tuna are just so cheap!
Healthy Fettuccine Alfredo with Cauliflower Sauce and Peas
I've never made this before but it looks so tasty! I'm eager to try the cauliflower sauce!
My hubs is going to love these! We already have most of the ingredients so I really will just need to buy ham for this recipe.
BLT Chopped Salad
Goat cheese is expensive, but it is just so good. When I splurge on it, I put it on pretty much every meal I make, so it will be well used. Avocados are typically on sale this time of year and we have a stash of bacon in the fridge already... Yum!
Carne Asada Tacos
I don't have a recipe for this one but I like to throw peppers, onions and carne asada into the skillet with a little olive oil for a tasty taco filling. Sprinkle a little lettuce and leftover cheeses onto 'em and you have an easy little meal.
What's on your meal plan for this week?