Meals on a budget with ingredients already in your kitchen

Meals on a budget with ingredients already in your kitchen

Make three-course meals on a budget, from appetizer to main course and even dessert

Good news: Your shopping list doesn’t have to break your weekly budget anymore. As it turns out, preparing meals on a budget for your family is indeed, possible. Just follow this easy formula: use the Latino ingredients you already have in your kitchen to cook delicious dishes your family will love, like this tasty menu.


Take the typical rice and beans to new heights. Mix them with red peppers and other veggies to make Rice and Black-Eyed Pea Salad. Then, add that familiar Latino flavor by mixing in Knorr® Chicken Flavor Bouillon, cilantro, and fresh lemon juice.

Main course

Chicken is one of those go-to ingredients when preparing meals on a budget. When you don’t know what to cook, chicken saves the day. For instance, if you have thighs or legs at home, try making a savory Chicken Stew seasoned with Knorr® Tomato Bouillon with Chicken flavor. You can create flavorful main dishes with this recipe and those handy ingredients you always have in your kitchen.


Dinner is never complete without dessert, don’t you think? Satisfy your sweet tooth with some Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Cookies that are super easy to make. Made with Country Crock® Original, all you need are every-day common ingredients you already have, including oatmeal, sugar, peanut butter, and flour. Without having to buy anything extra, you’ll end your meal on a sweet note, with a happy family, and within budget.