Made using frozen blueberries, the Blueberry Oatmeal is a great one to make when you're on a budget. Buying fresh berries can get SUPER expensive, so it's nice to get that berry flavour without breaking the budget!
Peanut Butter On Toast
Made from simple, easy ingredients that you very likely already buy or already own! SUPER budget friendly, and who doesn't love peanut butter?!
Dips & Veggies
These dips can be made in bulk which makes them really easy on the pocket since you don't have to buy tiny quantities and you can make one dip to last you the whole week! And they are ESPECIALLY great because the Roast Capsicum Dip and Spicy Butter Bean Dip can be FROZEN, making it EVEN EASIER to make in bulk!
Oh my goodness do I LOVE a good pumpkin soup. SO GOOD because they are packed with so many VEGGIES!! Plus the other ingredients are things you'll likely already have in your pantry AND you can make these in bulk, freeze in individual portions, and then just take them out when you need them! How amazing is that!!
Mocha Bliss Balls
If you haven't tried the Mocha Bliss Balls yet then you are seriously missing out! These are SO yum, and they only cost $4.60 AUD for the ENTIRE BATCH!! Plus they freeze SO well.. again making it really easy to buy in bulk, make in bulk, and then keep in the freezer for whenever you're ready for them! If you're not already a BARE Lean user, this recipe is available FOR FREE inside our 7 day BARE Lean Trial! Click here to sign up!
Caprese Pasta Salad
This is a really really easy dish to make with simple, fresh ingredients! And the ingredients for the dressing you very likely will already have in your pantry! The recipe uses cherry tomatoes, but if they're expensive where you are, you can always use regular tomatoes instead. EXTRA SAVER: If you have a little herb garden at home, home grown basil makes this dish even more cost savvy!
Roast Vegetable & Grain Salad
This salad is packed with ALL the goodies, and the best part is that they are basically ALL vegetables! Recipes with mostly vegetables are AMAZING because you can weigh them at the store and just buy what you need for your meal. You can also cook and freeze the vegetables for this recipe and keep them in the freezer, ready for you to defrost when you want to make it again! Quinoa really expensive where you are? That's okay! You can swap in whatever grain you already have at home or for a grain that's cheaper where you are!
Pork Salad & Pita Chips
This is a REALLY easy recipe to whip up and really kind to the pocket as well! This recipe is mostly just veg and meat! And if pork is too expensive where you are, you can absolutely swap for another meat! I just love making this because I can really easily marinate the meat and then pop them in the freezer in their portions.. making it SUPER practical to not have to buy meat in smaller quantities when they're at their most expensive!
Meatballs In Spanakorizo
The Meatballs In Spanakorizo... oh my. This dish is all kinds of heart-warming GOODNESS. And even better for YOU because it goes such a long way!! You can swap the meat around to suit your budget if beef mince is a more pricier option. But after you buy the meat, it's mostly just pantry staples and veggies! How easy is that!!
Tuna Bean Salad
This Tuna Bean Salad is seriously one of my FAVOURITES because it is so damn easy to whip up, and really easy on the pocket as well! Canned beans are really cheap to buy, and tinned tuna can be purchased in handy 5 packs which makes this recipe even more cost efficient! You can also swap the grain for one you already have in your pantry or one that's cheaper for you! Super versatile and easy to whip up on a budget.