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.¬†
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.¬†
2¬†Spaghetti in Meat Sauce
What kind of pasta dish will adults and kids alike enjoy? Spaghetti in meat sauce, of course!¬†
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.¬†
The key to a quick dessert? Choose a recipe that doesn't require any cooking or baking!¬†
Total Estimated Cost: P699.75