Quick easy budget recipes are usually popularly with families and individuals that are either too busy for the conventional meals or having issues with funds. However, having a simple recipe can be very helpful regardless of the time or financial resources available.
Thankfully, there are quite a number of quick meals recipe that are not only fast to prepare, but would also cost little to make with just a few ingredients needed to make a complete and healthy meal. Below are some meals that would cost you little time and money to prepare. It is worth noting that some of these recipes are actually cheaper than stated in the write-up and the recipes range from good quick dinners to breakfast recipes that would take as little as five minutes to prepare.
Sticky Rice, Vegetables, With Soy Sauce
This meal is quite easy to prepare and would rank among some of the fastest and easiest recipe easy dinner meals ever as it can be prepared in few minutes with very few ingredients. The ingredients include canned or frozen vegies, soy sauce, and uncooked rice. The quantity of the each ingredient would depend on the number of people to be served. However, with an average total cost of less than five dollars, you should be able to serve six people.
The steps involved are steaming the rice, heating the canned vegetables in a microwave, and mixing the vegetables with the rice and the soy sauce. You could as well call it concoction rice.
Black Beans And Rice
This recipe is not only cheap, it ranks as one of the most-loved meals and this could be attributed to the ease of making the meal and the affordability of the recipe.
Ingredients include olive oil, chopped onion, minced garlic cloves, uncooked rice, vegetable broth, drained canned black beans, cayenne pepper, and ground cumin. Making the meal will cost less than five dollars, taking about half an hour to prepare.
Egg And Black Bean Burritos
Basically, the recipe requires three ingredients – a can of black beans, eight packs of tortilla, and eggs. Like the previous recipes, this one will cost just about five dollars to serve 6 people.
This meal is not only cheap and easy to prepare, it is also nutritious and would make for a good breakfast.
Grilled Cheese And Tomato Soup
While the recipe might sound a bit difficult compare to the previously mentioned ones, it is actually one of the easiest and fastest meals to prepare not forgetting the nutritional value of the recipe. It is a popular lunch recipe but some people really do not have a specific timing for it.
The ingredients include a loaf of bread, sliced cheese, and creamy tomato soup. Preparation starts with buttering four slices of bread and laying them on hot griddle or frying pan depending on what you decide to use. A slice of cheese is then added and topped with another slice of buttered bread and heated until the sandwich turns golden brown and the cheese is melted.
Spaghetti With Homemade Marinara
The recipe sounds pretty easy and straightforward except for the marinara sauce which is also easy to make. Ingredients needed include tomatoes, chopped onions, pinch of garlic, pack of spaghetti, and a loaf of bread.
Making the marinara sauce would require you to sauce the tomatoes, the chopped onion, and a pinch of garlic together for about 15 minutes after which salt and pepper are added to taste. The sauce is poured over the cooked spaghetti or any pasta you choose and the meal is ready to eat.
Oatmeal And Banana
We all know how nutritious oatmeal is and adding a fruit to it makes it even more delicious, nutritious and energy-packed. All you need is your oat and sliced banana or any other fruit you choose to use.
The recipes mentioned above are just some of the many easy recipes that can be made in the comfort of your home without having you spend too much money on feeding. Other very easy yet nutritious and healthy recipes that can be made at home include lentil stew, chili, chickpeas and pasta, scrambled eggs and toast, pot roast with vegies, and peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Any of the recipes mentioned above can be tried for an affordable and quick meal that will most definitely treat the taste buds of your family and loved ones.