So, in order to trim our monthly grocery budget...we decided to go meatless 2 nights a week. Those 2 nights would be meals under $5 - which is a pretty big savings overall considering at least 8 meals a month could feed a family of 5 for under $5 a meal. One night we are having beans and rice - as I have posted before - yellow rice and some seasoned pinto beans - or any combination you can imagine - and then the other meatless night being a vegetarian Ramen Noodle stir fry..yes, I said Ramen!
We just boil 4 packs of noodles and stir fry a bag of frozen mixed veggies (deluxe stir fry) and top with some soy sauce. It has become one of our favorite meals and my boys actually love it!! Give it a try - quick, cheap, and easy!