How to feed two adults for 33$ a week

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I am in the middle of completing my master degree, I am in between jobs and I am up to my eyeballs in student debt. This makes me appreciate being frugal. One way to really save money is to eat at home! Are you looking to save money on dinner without losing taste? I have complied a weeks worth of dinners for only $33 for 2 people.

  • ¬†Wednesday – Enchaladas
    Ingredients: corn tortillas, cheese, onion, green chili
    Side: beans
    Prep time: 25 min
  • Thursday – Corn Bread Salad
    Ingredients: corn bread, corn, tomato, green beans
    Side: salad
    Prep time: 30 min
  • Friday – Fajitas
    Ingredients: tortillas, bell pepper, onion, sour cream
    Side: beans
    Prep time: 20 min
  • Saturday – Salmon
    Ingredients: salmon, lime
    Side: rice & veggie
    Prep time: 30 min
  • Sunday – Tacos
    Ingredients: taco shells, cheese, onion, beans
    Prep time: 20 min
  • Monday – Boca Burgers
    Ingredients: Veggie burger, Buns, lettuce
    Side: home made potato fries
    Prep time: 30 min
  • Tuesday – Pasta
    Ingredients: pasta, red sauce, garlic,
    Side: salad
    Prep time: 20 min


source: eatingwell.com

Shopping list:

  1. block of cheese ($4)
  2. Beans (four cans ($3)
  3. potato ($1)
  4. Boca Burgers ($3)
  5. Buns ($1)
  6. onions ($3)
  7. bell pepper ($2)
  8. corn in a can ($1)
  9. corn bread ($1)
  10. tomato ($1)
  11. grean beans ($1)
  12. pasta ($1)
  13. red sauce ($1)
  14. taco shells ($1)
  15. Salmon ($4)
  16. Rice ($1)
  17. Veggie ($1)
  18. Romain lettuce ($3)

Total: $33

A Pros tip to saving money===

What we have been doing is eating dinner earlier on weekends then going out for a beer and an appetizer after! When we eat dinner at before 6:30 and then go to a restaurant, we are full and our wallets are not as empty.

and when we split the bill its only about 7 bucks a person, for 2 beers and an appetizer and it feels like we ate out!

stretch that quality time together, its like 2 dates! one at home with a home cooked meal, and another at a restaurant!

Do you guys have an other dinner saving tips?

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