Frequently using egg recipes is a great way to stretch your family’s grocery budget. Plus, they’re healthy and easy to make.
Reducing our grocery expenses is the easiest way for me to make an impact on our family’s budget. As a stay-at-home mom, I don’t have many opportunities to bring in actual dollars, but I can learn how to stretch our grocery budget at the same time that I’m making great, healthy meals.
Whether you’re using eggs for breakfast, for lunch, or for dinner … you can make a very inexpensive meal.
Eggs are usually very reasonably priced and are one of the best Frugal Pantry Staples. I can buy a dozen eggs for anywhere from $.99 to $2.00. I definitely try to get closer to that $.99 mark, which makes them only $.08 each. When I see this price I stock up, too, because eggs can last in your fridge safely for 4-5 weeks after their pack date, according to incredibleegg.org.
This makes it so I can easily feed my family for under $5.00 after I’ve rounded out our meal with a few additional ingredients.
Check out this video I created to show my hard boiled egg peeling trick.
And, if you think eggs are only for breakfast, you’re way off. Eggs can be eaten at any time of day without even touching the standard breakfast fare. But, seriously … who has a problem with breakfast for dinner? My kids do cartwheels when they hear that they’re getting breakfast for dinner.
Eggs are a great way to start having more Meat-Free Meals. The options below have so much flavor that when you pick one of these meals, your kids or hubby won’t even notice that they’re eating less meat. There are just so many options out there!
- Easy Chile Rellenos
- Hard Boiled Egg Casserole
- Italian Baked Eggs
- French Toast
- Dutch Pancakes
- Mexican Style Poached Eggs
- Rice with Poached Eggs
- Creamed Eggs on Toast
- Pizza Frittata
- Paleo Eggs in Hell
- Pasta Carbonara
These are just a few ideas to get you started. You can also check out my Egg Dishes board on Pinterest for some more ideas and recipes.
Shhhh, don’t tell anyone … because I love you so much, I’m going to throw in just one more recipe for DESSERT!
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Do you have any great egg recipes to share? Let me know if you do, and also if you try out some of the recipes above, tell me what you think.