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19 Tasty Lunches You Can Make for Under $2

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Jacqueline PaumierGuest Blogger
August 04, 2016 · 4.3k Views

Let’s face it, in today’s economy it’s not always so easy to shell out the extra cash for expensive ingredients. Luckily, there are lots of ways to create delicious meals your whole family can enjoy without breaking the bank. In fact, we’ve put together a list of our favorite recipes that will cost you only $2 per serving or less. Try them out for a lunch option that’s easier on the wallet.

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1. Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

Image Source: Food Network

Recipe from Recipe of Today.

2. Caribbean Chicken

Recipe from Eat Good For Life.

3. White Chicken Chili

Recipe from Lil’ Luna.

3. Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls

Recipe from Damn Delicious.

4. Spicy Tuna Puttanesca

Recipe from The Lemon Bowl.

5. Shrimp Po Boys with Creamy Cajun Sauce

Recipe from Favorite Family Recipes.

6. Cilantro Lime Tilapia

Recipe from Food, Faith, Fitness.

7. Creamy Shrimp Enchiladas

Recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything.


  1. Spinach and Tomato Quesadilla with Pesto


The Garden Grazer by Kaitlin

8. Creamy Herbed Polenta with Mushrooms

Recipe from Williams Sonoma Blog.

9. Grilled Tomato-Basil Pizzettes

Recipe from My Recipes.

10. Pesto Alfredo Tortellini

Recipe from Will Cook For Smiles.

11. Sausage, Pepper, and Onion Pizza Hoagies

Recipe from Domestic Super Hero.

12. Skillet Cowboy Rice Casserole

Recipe from Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen.

13. Kielbasa and Sauerkraut

Recipe from Sugar, Spice, and Family Life.

14. Lentil Stuffed Red Cabbage Rolls

Recipe from Stacey Homemaker.

15. Farfalle with Carbonara and Spring Peas

Recipe from Jamie Oliver.

16. Meatloaf Cupcakes

Recipe from Cincy Shoppers.

17. Chicken Fajita Sliders

Recipe from Tornadough Alli.

18. Italian Sausage Beef Ragu



Recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.

19. Mexican Street Corn Tostadas

Recipe from Turnip the Oven.


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Jacqueline is a modern day gypsy, who has lived in several countries and has traveled to over 20. A sucker for all things pleasing to the senses; her world revolves around food (any and all food), foreign indie films, and salsa music. The first to jump off a waterfall and the last to say no to sushi, she has been described as a bit of an “extremist”. In her perfect world, no one ever spells “cool” as “kool” and Ryan Gosling has more tattoos. She enjoys spending her free time in her New Orleans home with her Cubano guitarist husband and 1-year-old son.

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