Dinner’s on a Budget. Gluten Free, Dairy Free. (One weeks worth of dinners $10 or less for each meal)
Staying within a reasonable weekly food budget is a challenge in itself. When you throw food allergies into the mix, it is overwhelming and everything seems to cost more. As time goes on you learn to weave through it all, but dinner is still always a challenge.
I hope that this list of recipes will help to keep you and your family on track financially.
The prices listed are the prices I find these ingredients for. You can read some of my shopping reviews such as Walmart, Winco, Trader Joes. These stores plus Costco are where I do the majority of my shopping. I did not include simple seasonings in the price, as all of these things were in my pantry.
All of these recipes are gluten and dairy free!
This spaghetti is simple and can be made with ANYTHING you have in your fridge. I love making it when I have 3-4 veggies in the fridge that are not enough to use as a side dish and need to be eaten up.
2) Potato Soup
This is my Son’s favorite meal. Potatoes are usually reasonably priced and so are the other veggies included in this recipe. It is filling, hearty and delicious! Serve it with a homemade baguette or a simple side salad.
3) Salsa Chicken
Salsa Chicken. This is a lazy nights dream. I use my Instant Pot for this and its so easy. You can slow cook it too. Stuff it in corn tortillas for tacos, gf flour tortillas for burritos or on top of chips for nachos.
4) Herb Roasted Pork Chops
These pork chops are done, start to finish in 15 minutes. They are juicy and full of flavor. This is a family favorite and my readers have loved this recipe. I like to make any rice to go with it and my oven roasted carrots.
You either like goulash or you don’t. Mine is a clean and healthy spin on the one you grew up eating. My kids actually like this and they are super picky. I like it with a simple side salad as it is filling in itself.
7) Slow Cooked Carnitas
Pics to come! These are excellent for tacos, burritos, nachos or my favorite, salad. I love a bed of lettuce with this on top and some avocado.