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A little while ago, my friend Jennifer Griffin from A Home with Purpose put together a roundup of budget friendly THM recipes, and in looking through my archives to give her recipes to include, I realized that I have quite a few budget friendly recipes of my own! Since we can always use more ways to save money, here’s a roundup of a lot of my own budget friendly recipes. You can find a link to Jen’s roundup (as well as a lot of other helpful links) at the bottom of this post.
Greek Yogurt Video Tutorial – make your own like I do and save money (it tastes better, too)!
Budget Friendly Cornbread – real corn taste using two cheap flours
Homemade Bread – make your own bread instead of buying sprouted bread at $5 a loaf. This recipe doesn’t even use sprouted wheat flour, which can be expensive.
5 New Ways to Eat Your Eggs – if you have your own chickens, eggs are cheap protein! Making them the same way can get old very quickly, so here are some new ideas to spice up your breakfast.
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal – this is an easy, make-ahead breakfast
Easy Granola – make your own yummy, crunchy granola using leftover oatmeal and brown rice!
Scrumptious Overnight Oatmeal 5 Ways – oatmeal is cheap, but you need variety!
5 Ingredient White Cake – this single-serve cake can be made with Walmart ingredients!
5 Ingredient Chocolate Cake – so easy, so yummy!
Banana Bars – this yummy E dessert uses those bananas that need used up!
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting – this yummy cake uses oat flour as its only flour, making it very budget friendly.
Creamy Peach Pudding – puddings are often quite inexpensive to make.
Creamy Vanilla “Tapioca” – a surprising ingredient replaces traditional tapioca in this creamy dessert.
Dump and Stir Bread Pudding – this easy bread pudding uses up stale bread (or bread from that batch that flopped).
Gooey Brownie for One – oat flour for the win, again!
Ice Cold Fruit Smoothie – this refreshing smoothie uses cottage cheese instead of protein powder for protein.
Cran Orange Smoothie – again, cottage cheese for protein
Iced Vanilla Chai – a great alternative to a coffee shop ($$$)
Iced Coffee – definitely cheaper than Starbucks!
Mock “Frosted Lemonade” – cheaper than Chick-fil-A!
Mock Peanut Butter Cookie Dough “Blizzard” – cheaper than DQ!
Baked Chicken Thighs – an inexpensive cut of meat
Chicken Barley Veggie Soup – there are lots of fillers in this hearty soup!
Crockpot Marinated Pork Loin – another inexpensive meat
Crockpot Mexican Beans – you can’t get much cheaper than beans…
Ham & Bean Soup – all the flavors of your favorite soup, but it’s not even a crossover for Trim Healthy Mamas!
Sausage Gravy – sausage is a fairly inexpensive meat, and who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?
Rice & Beans – ’nuff said, and it’s good stuff! This recipe includes seasoned rice with flavorful beans to top it off.
Basic Ice Cream – make your own!
Sweet & Sour Refrigerator Pickled Okra – if you live in the South and grow okra you know that it’s one of the most prolific veggies around! Here’s a great way to eat it.
Lactofermented Sauerkraut – this is a great way to get probiotics into your diet, and it’s very cheap and flavorful!
Creamy Cucumber Salad – cukes are another prolific veggie in our garden, and this simple salad is one of our favorite ways to use them!
Fried Breaded Zucchini – we grow zucchini in our garden as well, and this recipe makes them yummy by frying them after breading in golden flaxmeal
Jiggly Cranberry Orange Salad – another yummy gelatin salad!
Chocolate-Covered PB&J Protein Mess – a great snack using easy-to-find ingredients
Easy 3 Ingredient Apple Dip – I usually find Greek yogurt at a bargain grocery store or make my own, so this easy dip is a cheap snack when paired with apples.
Other links you might enjoy:
- Starting THM
- My Complete Recipe Index (in pictures)
- My List of THM Staples (and where to find them for the best price)
- THM sample menu made with recipes that use only ingredients that can be found at Walmart
- THM sample menu for the college kid (think cheap and easy)
- Budget Friendly THM Recipes (roundup from A Home with Purpose)
- Budget Friendly THM Recipes – Part Two (roundup from A Home with Purpose)
You can find all these recipes (and many more) in my cookbook, Necessary Food.