Who else is busy and frugal? Anyone? Each week, I look for some of the cheapest meals I possibly can to allow more room in the budget for other things. And last week we participated in a one-week Daniel Fast, so it had to be vegan, as well. This post isn’t even a recipe because it’s so simple, but I just wanted to showcase an example of just how frugal I can be sometimes.
A Daniel Fast basically consists of eating fruits, vegetables, and some grains. We ate a ton of brown rice and beans with our meals because it’s clean protein, which is definitely needed on a Daniel Fast. So because of that, I had quite a bit of rice left over that didn’t have a purpose yet. And I bought this bag of stir fry veggies at Meijer awhile back because it was on sale, so I just kind of combined the two.
To be honest, I think I’ve made stir fry maybe a handful of times in my life. It’s just not something we eat often! The week before, when we were eating off a ham all week, I was going to make Hawaiian fried rice and was disappointed I didn’t get a chance to make it. I still have all the ingredients, though, so I’ll probably make it really soon!
We paired our stir fry with some roasted red potatoes, and it made for a really good meal. I’ll definitely add some chicken next time I make it. I aim to make at least one really cheap meal like this a week; it’s mostly just plain rice and beans, like a burrito bowl because we always keep salsa, cheese, and jalapenos in this house. But we like simple! Simple makes things cheap, and gives me more money to spend on produce or any other stock-up items.
Do you have any really cheap go-to meals like these? I’m always looking for ideas!