Dirt Cheap 50-Cent Meals You Can Make Using a Crockpot

by Simplify

Living on a fixed budget should never mean skimping on meals for your family. Believe it or not, you can literally eat well every day with the 50-cent meals shared on popular Youtube channel, Flourishing Miranda.

Yes! Cheap and easy crockpot meals really do exist, and they can be just that affordable. According to content creator Miranda, cheap crockpot meals can be made for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and the two she’s sharing with you were actually inspired by Pinterest.

The first of the affordable crockpot meals she loves to cook at home is Egyptian lentils and rice. With this dish, not only can you serve several meals for 50 cents a serving, but they are also gluten-free and vegan, catering to different diet restrictions and food preferences.

With starch, protein, veggies, and seasonings, Egyptian lentils and rice is one of the more nutritious and flavorful 50-cent meals Miranda shares for lunch or dinner.

The second of the 50-cent meals Miranda swears by is her crockpot pumpkin bread. Made with ingredients like pure pumpkin, unsweetened applesauce, flour, cinnamon, and vanilla, this tasty breakfast bread makes your entire home smell just like fall should smell.

Cooking cheap meals using a crockpot

Plus, Miranda substitutes flaxseed for eggs—since she eats a plant-based diet—and makes her own glaze to drizzle on the top of the bread out of only two ingredients: oat milk and powdered sugar.

Miranda does recommend putting a bread tin or parchment paper into the crockpot before the mix in order to make it mess-free, and a paper towel on top of the mix while cooking to absorb the extra moisture.

50-cent meals

Miranda is a master at creating 50-cent meals your entire family will love. Start stretching your dollar even further while still appealing to your taste buds and satisfying your hunger by checking out these recipes today.

For more budget recipes, discover this Walmart haul and guide to budget meals for the family or these $1 crockpot meals for fall.

To see more videos, check out the Flourishing Miranda YouTube channel.

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