Why spend so much money ordering food when you can prepare simple and healthy meals at home? A lot of people believe cooking at home is quite expensive and prefer to order take-out, but sincerely, that’s not the case.
There are some very nice culinary recipes that you can make on a budget. All you need is a good inspiration and you will start to enjoy amazing and delicious budget-friendly meals.
Good food is very essential to human’s health and it is one of the requirements to live healthily. Also, it’s important to say you don’t even need to spend so much, as all you need is to plan your meal and ensure they are budget-friendly.
Listed below are 4 amazing culinary recipes you can try without breaking the bank.
Rice mixed in veggies and soy sauce
Rice is a very common meal and it is one food that can be found in almost every home. It is not just affordable to prepare, but also simple and nutritious. All you need are a few cups of rice, depending on the quantity you want, your veggies, canned frozen veggies, and that’s all you need to do the magic, your soy sauce and meal are ready. With about $5, your family is in for a healthy meal.
Sticky baked chicken
Sometimes, all you need might be a lovely and tasty chicken, and you are certainly tempted to go place an order for one. But, not so fast, save some money while you still enjoy your chicken with this amazing recipe. Marinate your chicken with honey soy, salt, and pepper for about 2 hours. Remove from the marinade and bake until it is all sticky and well cooked, remove from the oven, garnish with parsley leaves and serve hot. Boom!!!
Canned black beans and rice
This meal is cheap no doubt, but everyone loves it. With 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 big chopped onion, 2 cloves of minced garlic, about 1 or 2 cups of rice, vegetable broth, cayenne pepper, ground cumin, and canned black beans, your meal is ready. How do you prepare it? It’s simple! Heat your oil in a pan, add your onions and garlic, simmer for a few minutes, add your rice to the pan, sauté for another 2 minutes, then add your broth and let it cook for about 20 minutes. Add your beans, and other ingredients, let it cook a while, remove and serve hot. So, aside from the fact that the meal is affordable, it is also easy to prepare.
Spaghetti and marinara sauce made at home
It’s not a big deal to prepare your marinara sauce at home. All you need are 1 can of tomatoes, 1 medium-sized well-diced onion, and 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic. Pour your tomatoes in a pot, sauté for a few minutes, add your onions, garlic, salt, and pepper to taste, sauté for about 5 minutes and remove. Cook your spaghetti according to the instructions on the pack, remove and serve with your sauce. This meal takes about $2 to prepare.
Eating on a budget doesn’t mean you should eat unhealthy meals, these recipes listed above are budget-friendly and very healthy as well. So, when next you think of having a meal on a budget, consider eating healthy as well.