Cooking This Sunday's Family Lunch on a Budget? Follow This Meal Plan!

You can make a special lunch with simple ingredients for under P700!

Planning a special lunch for your family this Sunday? You can do it on a budget! It is possible to make special dishes with simple, easy-to-find ingredients. Our tip? Pick out recipes that use similar ingredients: the extra cream used to make your baked veggie casserole can be used to whip up an easy no-bake dessert, or the tomatoes tossed into your pasta and can be used to make a quick side dish. 


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Are dinner dates out getting too pricey? These dishes cost as little as P54 per serving!


Try our recipes and meal plan below! You can whip up a main dish, a veggie dish, and quick side dish, and a dessert for only P700. We included a cost breakdown to give you an estimate of your expenses for this entire meal. Each cost breakdown was adjusted for 4 servings per dish. Happy cooking! 



1 Grilled Eggplant Casserole

Can't get the kids to eat their veggies? Sprinkle cheese on top and bake until golden! While this veggie dish bakes, you can proceed to prep and cook your main dish and side dish. Let the oven do the work for you. 


Cost: P218.00

This tasty vegetable recipe only uses five main ingredients!



2 Spaghetti in Meat Sauce

What kind of pasta dish will adults and kids alike enjoy? Spaghetti in meat sauce, of course! 


Cost: P271.25

This pasta dish is always kid-approved!


3 Tomato-Basil Toast

This side dish takes absolutely no effort to make. All you have to do is toast your bread and pile on a few toppings. 



Cost: P97.00

Make an easy appetizer with tomato and basil on toast.


4 Mango Fool

The key to a quick dessert? Choose a recipe that doesn't require any cooking or baking! 

Cost: P113.50


A great last-minute dessert! Use the sweetest mangoes for a delicious mango fool.


Total Estimated Cost: P699.75



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