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8 Meals You Can Make for $5 or Less


Figuring out how to eat on a budget can be difficult, but with the cost of everything these days, it’s a worthy pursuit. While we like to order takeout from time to time, cooking is a great way to save some cash, as well as avoid all the extra calories we inevitably consume when eating restaurant-prepared food. 

With that in mind, we compiled a few meal-prep-friendly recipes that are easy to make and taste delicious. Not only that, but each meal (which yields a few servings) costs less than $5! Some of these recipes are a bit indulgent, and others are totally healthy. Feel free to mix it up so you don’t get bored, which will make eating on the cheap even easier! Check out our cheap and easy dinner recipes below.

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