Not sure how you’re going to stretch your budget till pay-day? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Budget-friendly dinners need not be limited to beans on toast or noodles and tuna. Here are 5 budget-friendly dinner ideas you can try.

1. Go-to healthy beef and broccoli

beef and broccoli, multiply blog

Preparation time: 20 minutes for 4 servings.


1 tbsp olive oil, divided
1 1/2 lbs flank steak, very thinly sliced across the grain
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely chopped
4 green onions, thinly sliced
4 cups broccoli florets, about 2 small crowns
2 tbsp arrowroot starch
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup low-sodium soy sauce

See the instructions and the rest of the ingredients here.

2. Lentil chilli

lentil chilli, multiply blog

Preparation time: 55 minutes for 6 servings.


• Coconut oil
• 1 medium white or yellow onion
• 1 medium red pepper
• 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper (divided // plus more to taste)
• 1 small jalapeño
• 4 cloves garlic
• 3 Tbsp chilli powder blend
• Dry red lentils

See the rest of the ingredients and instructions here.

3. Garlic tomato chicken

Preparation time: 25 minutes for 8 servings.


4 large chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
Ground black pepper to taste
Avocado oil
Ripe tomatoes 4 large, cut into half-moon shapes
5 garlic cloves minced
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
Ground black pepper to taste
Basil or parsley finely chopped

Click here for the instructions and serving suggestions.

4. One-pot sausage bolognese

sausage bolognese, multiply blog

Preparation time: 45 minutes for 4 servings.


• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 560g sausages
• 575g pasta sauce
• 250g penne rigate
• 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
• 1/2 cup grated parmesan

Visit the Taste website for the instructions.

5. Tasty vegetable stir-fry

veg stirfry, multiply blog

Preparation time: 15 minutes for 6 servings.


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 red bell pepper sliced
1 yellow bell pepper sliced
1 cup sugar snap peas
1 cup carrots sliced
1 cup mushrooms sliced
2 cups broccoli
1 cup baby corn
1/2 cup water chestnuts
¼ cup of soy sauce

Click here for the rest of the ingredients and instructions.

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