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. 

Red Lentil Dal with Carrot Salad and Coriander Flatbreads

Red Lentil Dal with Carrot Salad and Coriander Flatbreads

This is basically an all-out assault on the bulk bins, as well as our modern take on the rice-and-beans dinner. Spices, dried lentils, and rice are cheap ingredients, especially when you buy in these small quantities. Chiles are also a thrifty flavor booster; you should be able to score the two here for a nickel. Your vegetable peeler will get you nice carrot ribbons. And you'll use your leftover pizza dough to make the flatbread.

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