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10 Budget-Friendly Family Dinners

These 10 budget-friendly family dinners will satisfy even the biggest appetite. In fact, with all of these meals included in your rotation, there’s no reason to ever bust the budget.

Some of the 10 budget-friendly family dinners including Tater Tot casserole, sausage and peppers, and cheesy zucchini ham bake

Back when I decided to stay home after our first daughter was born, I knew I had to watch every dollar I spent.

However, I didn’t want to scrimp on nutrition or quality. After all, we needed to stay healthy as our family grew.

So I found ways to put delicious, budget-friendly meals on the table that everyone liked. Although I shopped sales and loaded up on BOGO deals, you don’t even have to do that.

All of the ingredients in these 10 budget-friendly family dinners are reasonably priced, even when they’re not on sale. However, when they do go on sale, you’ll save even more. So stock up!

You can also save money by including inexpensive salads. Try different types to keep your family from becoming bored.

Salads for All 10 Budget-Friendly Family Dinners

If you like starting meals with a salad, you’ll love this tomato cucumber corn salad.

Another salad we enjoy is this creamy macaroni salad.

According to the National Institutes of Health, eating a salad before a meal can ward off hunger and help reduce calorie intake.

Whether you choose to follow a budget for family dinners out of necessity or to save money for something special, it’s never a bad idea to save money.

Think about it. Families rarely have an endless supply of money. So watching pennies helps save dollars in the long run.

You can actually make a game out of it and enlist the help of the family. Have a goal for a fun family vacation or save for a newer house or car.

Another thing to save for is a new gaming system that the whole family can enjoy.

4 of the dinners listed, including the Tater Tot casserole, sausage and peppers, mock Swiss steak, and cheesy zucchini ham bake

Dessert for a Happy Ending

After your family finishes eating this dinner, reward them even more by offering some delicious dessert. We love these yummy pecan brownie cookies or these scrumptious peanut butter cookies.

10 Budget-Friendly Family Dinners

The family dinner doesn't have to bust the budget. Add some of these inexpensive meals to your dinner rotation, and you'll have a little extra money at the end of the month.

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Julie @ Back To My Southern Roots

Saturday 14th of September 2019

Thanks for sharing! Wonderful recipes.