5 Budget Friendly Recipe Ideas

Easy Budget Friendly Recipe Ideas

Kid-Friendly Lunchtime Inspiration Under $20

As if finding new and interesting recipes that the kiddos will enjoy day in and out wasn’t challenging enough, doing so on a budget can be even trickier. 


The good news is that Wonder® bread has some great recipe inspiration that doesn’t have to break the piggy bank every week!  Not only can you feel good about sending the kids to school with some great sandwich ideas with these Wonder® lunchtime wins but also plan ahead with recipe ideas for any time of the day from breakfast, lunch, dinner and yes, even snack time!

1.    Apricot, Cheddar and Chicken Sandwich 

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Wonder bread Apricot and Cheddar Sandwich


First, this is a great time-saver but second, it’s a great sandwich idea to send along in the lunchbox or have at home if the kids are still learning virtually.  


Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
Ingredients 
•    2 slices of Wonder® Non-GMO Project Verified White THIN Sandwich bread
•    ½ chicken breast, cooked and shredded or 4 slices of chicken deli meat 
•    2 slices of cheddar cheese 
•    2 tbsp. apricot preserves or 1 fresh apricot, sliced 
•    1 tbsp. mayonnaise 
•    Handful of lettuce 

Get the full recipe here 

2.    Avocado Egg Salad

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Wonder bread Avocado and Egg Salad Sandwich


This is great kid-friendly lunchtime recipe idea as well as something you can munch on while working from home or back in the lunchroom at work.  The great thing with this one is that you can make the egg salad the night before and quickly assemble everyone’s sandwiches in the morning before adding in your fresh avocado.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
Ingredients
•    8 slices of 100% Whole Wheat Bread
•    1 medium avocado, pitted and peeled
•    4 tbsp. mayonnaise
•    1 1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
•    2 tbsp. red onion, chopped
•    6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and chopped
•    3 tbsp. of chopped celery
•    1 tbsp. finely chopped chives, parsley or dill
•    Salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste 
•    Lettuce 

Get the full recipe here

3.    Cheeseburger Bun Tacos

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Wonder bread Cheeseburger Taco


Bring a little wonder to the dinner table with this fun way to serve up tacos all under $20. This easy recipe to add to your dinner plans features Wonder® White Hamburger Buns in place of your traditional hard taco shell or tortilla and is easy to add substitutions to like ground turkey or chicken in place of the ground beef.  Another easy trick is to add in some chopped vegetables underneath the meat and the kids may not even notice!


Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
•    6 Wonder® White Hamburger Buns
•    ½ lb. ground beef
•    ½ tsp. onion powder
•    1 tsp salt
•    Freshly ground black pepper to taste
•    6 slices cheddar
•    1 cup shredded lettuce
•    1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
•    ½ cup chopped bread and butter pickles

Get the full recipe here 

4.    One Pan Egg and Bacon Cups

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Wonder bread Breakfast Cups


Serving up eggs, bacon, and a whole lotta love was never as budget friendly as with this recipe idea to add to your Sunday morning breakfast.
Customize each one with a letter, smiley face or heart using ketchup and leave the kids in wonder over how you made this one come together!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
•    6 Wonder® English Muffins 
•    12 slices ready-cooked bacon
•    1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
•    12 large eggs
•    4 tbsp. of melted butter 
•    Non-stick cooking spray 
•    Salt & cracked black pepper to taste

Find the full recipe for this breakfast meal idea here 

5.    Back in Class-Sushi-Inspired Sandwich Bites

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Wonder bread Sushi Sandwich Bites

This one may look like a million bucks but it’s a surprisingly cost effective lunchbox win no matter how old your kiddo is.   Change up the fillings to match up to what your picky eaters prefer most and don’t forget to create some extras for yourself!

Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
•    8 slices Wonder® White THIN Sandwich Bread
•    1 tbsp. margarine spread
•    ½ small avocado, thinly sliced
•    ½ red bell pepper
•    1 iceberg lettuce leaf, finely sliced
 
Tuna and Celery Filling:
•    180g can flaked tuna, drained
•    ½ celery stalk, finely chopped
•    2 tbsp. mayonnaise
 
Chicken and Corn filling:
•    ½ cup cooked chicken, finely chopped
•    15g can creamed corn
•    1 tbsp. chives, finely chopped

Get the full recipe here

If you’re looking for even more quick and easy meal inspirations check out these kid friendly food ideas that you can complete in 20 minutes or less here.

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Wonder bread Meals Under $20

 

 

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