Budget Meal Plan: $50, 5 Meals, 4 People

Our own Robin Bashinsky cooked up a week's worth of tasty dinners for four—for a total of just $50. Download his grocery list here. 

Spinach and Onion Pizza

Spinach and Onion Pizza

You'll use the tomatoes reserved from the pork dinner here. Purchase one pound of pizza dough and use most of it here; the rest becomes grilled flabreads for the dal dinner.

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