For those families that sit down to make weekly meal plans every weekend, finding meals that are delicious and amenable to every member of the familial unit can be hard enough, but making those meals work on a budget can be even more trying. Thankfully, here at Deli Direct we can help those families that are cooking on a budget put together recipes that are both easy and surprisingly affordable.

The following are some of our favorite easy family meals on a budget:

Cheesy Omelets

At many grocery stores, shoppers can pick up a carton of a dozen eggs for under a dollar, while several of our big block cheeses here at Deli Direct can be had for just $3. Putting together an omelet using just these two ingredients (plus a little salt and pepper) is about as easy as cooking gets, and the really nice thing is that they can be further customized for everybody in the family. Dropping in some other affordable ingredients like diced ham, peppers, spinach, or onions doesn’t complicate the recipe at all. And let’s face it, who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner?

Spaghetti & Garlic Bread

A family classic, spaghetti is just about as easy and affordable as budget cooking gets. A box of spaghetti noodles costs right around a dollar, while a jar of spaghetti sauce typically is just $2. If you’re the type of person who likes to add a little ground beef to your sauce, it doesn’t cost much to buy a half-pound from the butcher. While frozen garlic bread is only a couple of bucks, too, and can bake in the oven while the noodles are softening. Quick, easy, and affordable!

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese

Another great use for the Deli Direct block cheeses is for a warm, crispy grilled cheese sandwich. A loaf of white bread and a little sliced block cheese don’t cost much, and making these sandwiches doesn’t come close to using up the entire supply. Plus, tomato soup in the can is incredibly affordable and cooking it is as easy as heating it up on the stove. Put these two items together, and you’ll have the type of affordable family meal that warms the soul.

French Bread Pizza

Everybody loves pizza, which explains why so many people are so quick to order out for one, especially on weekends. However, that can get very expensive, so we recommend going with a delicious alternative that costs a lot less than carry-out. A loaf of French bread is not pricy, nor is pizza sauce or cheese. Add in a few slices of our Super Stick Pepperoni or some veggies, and you’ll have made-to-order French bread pizza that everyone in your family will love.

Some people think that making budget-conscious meals is a matter of intricate couponing, but really you can feed your family some truly delicious dinners without having to go through all that trouble or spending all that much money. The best part is that Deli Direct can send at least some of these items right to your door. Delicious, affordable, and convenient? What could be better than that?


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