Plan your weekly meals with these family-friendly, afordable recipes that will have your family asking for seconds.
Get an entire week's worth of recipes and ingredients in one place with our super easy meal planning guide. On the menu this
week: budget friendly marinated steak, an affordable pasta bake and a creative ice cream dessert.
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Cost per serving: $3.06
You can save time and money by using frozen shrimp. Look for price specials at supermarkets and warehouse stores on large bags of shrimp that has already been peeled and deveined.
Recipe: Corn Chowder with Shrimp
Cost per serving: $1.82
This Thai inspired dish is mild but if you like your noodles spicy, include crushed red pepper in the sauce.
Recipe: Cold Seasame Noodles
Cost per serving: $1.23
Offer a tossed salad or a green vegetable and crusty whole-grain rolls on the side to make this a balanced, healthy meal.
Recipe: Spinach, Onion and Potato Frittata
Cost per serving: $1.52
Use whole-wheat pasta to give the dish more fiber and other nutrients. If you’re afraid your kids will balk, use a blended pasta variety such as Ronzoni Healthy Harvest.
Recipe: Baked Pasta with Peas, Cheese and Ham
Cost per serving: $3.12
The steaks only need about 15 minutes in our zesty citrus marinade for great flavor. For more citrus taste, marinate the meat in the fridge up to five hours in advance.
Recipe: Citrus-Marinated Skirt Steak
Cost per serving: $1.63
For an even richer sundae, swap in chocolate ice cream or chocolate chocolate chip. Or make the sundaes as the recipe indicates, but drizzle on chocolate syrup along with the berry sauce.
Recipe: Double Strawberry–Chocolate Chip Sundaes