10 Meals $10.00 or Less
Culinary perfect is something that every culture can relate to. We all love a tasty treat that hits the spot, and doesn’t put such a huge dent in your wallet. Nowadyas there are plenty of options of cheap food you should choose from. There are value meals, 5 dollar deals, breakfast specials and much more. None of those can match a home cooked meal. Sometimes a grocery trip can run up a pretty large bill. When you want a homecooked meal, and want to keep some extra money, try one of these ten tasty meals!
#10 Spaghetti Carbonara
This dish sounds very fancy, but there really isn’t much to it. You need some spaghetti noodles, eggs, bacon, and some parmesan cheese. I like to add a touch of basil but that is entirely up to you. The average cost for a meal like this is around 10 dollars, but when items go on sale you can feed up to four people with just around 8 dollars.
#9 Homemade Mac and Cheese
This one is a classic favorite. Most people sadly enough have never made mac and cheese by themselves. Don’t assume that all mac and cheese is meant to taste like craft. Get yourself some elbow noodles, and then find yourself a nice cheddar cheese along with some cream. Bake with high heat, and even add some bread crumbs for a crunchy top layer. You can make this meal for only around 8 bucks!
#8 Cheeseburgers for Four
This one is a no brainer. Everyone loves a good cheeseburger. All you need is one point of ground beef, a little cheese and top with the condiments you already have. Don’t forget the buns! No one wants to have a bread burger. This makes 4 quarter pound cheeseburgers for around 7 dollars.
This meal has classically been known as a peasant dish and suddenly gained popularity with a Disney Classic. This meal is simple, healthy, and hearty. Grab your favorite veggies including onions, eggplant, zucchini, tomatoes, nasal, and a little tomato sauce. Depending on your quantity, and whether you shop at Whole Foods, you can whip this meal up for around 6 dollars.
#6 Bacon and Eggs
Bacon and eggs is an american favorite. Inexpensive, surprisingly health, and the perfect meal when waking up. You can choose your favorite style of eggs, and go from there. Even a little buttered toast won’t be that much more expensive. Bacon and eggs will run you around 7 dollars.
Chili is a great meal that fills you up and tastes great. This meal is easy on the wallet and easy on the cook. Add some ground beef, beans, tomato sauce, and spice it up with a little cheese on top if you have it. A solid chili meal will cost you 8 dollars.
#4 Pizza Bagels
Pizza bagels are a great appetizer, but don’t count them out as a meal either. All you need is some bagels, pizza sauce, mozzarella, and some pepperoni. Very cheap, and very tasty. Eight bucks max!
#3 Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup
This meal is easy to make and easy to bring smiles to hungry eaters. Very quick and inexpensive, you only need three ingredients. Bread, cheese, and a large can of tomato soup. This one might just bring you back to your childhood. You can fix this up for around 5 bucks!
#2 Roasted Chicken
A roast chicken is a delicious feast. The good news is you can buy a whole chicken for around 6.99, and all you need is an over or a rotisserie. Perfect to surround with your favorite vegetables and feed the family. A full meal roast chicken with vegetables can be purchased for right around 10 dollars.
#1 Fish and Chips
Fish and chips is a classic meal. The Irish made this dish particular popular and everyone seems to love it these days. A few good filets along with a few nice potatoes can make a great family meal. Fish can be a little bit pricey at times, but potatoes are cheap! You can make this meal for around 10 dollars.
This article was written by Jet Russell who blogs for StorageMart Chicago – a self storage company. In his spare time he enjoys guest blogging.