Last year, I put together a round up of 15 Frugal Meals for a Small Budget. It has been such a hit, that I decided it was time to do it again…KID STYLE! If you have kids, you know how frustrating dinner time can be. It seems like the meals I spend lots of money and time on, my kids push away in disgust followed by,
“I don’t like this!”
To which I reply, “You haven’t even tried it yet!”
followed by, “It looks gross!”
and ended with, “Too bad. Eat it or go hungry!”
As much as I love having these “conversations” with my precious minions, and as much as I love finding hidden snacks and wrappers behind couches and beds from the little rebels who I “thought” were learning their lesson by going without dinner, sometimes a compromise is in order.
Why not save yourself some money (and time!) and make something easy AND kid friendly! I’m all for putting away the Martha Stewart apron and just keeping it simple! Ready or not, here they come! 15 Frugal meals for kids!
Let’s start it out with a Double the Batch favorite:
Seriously! There is a reason why these are popular. They are amazingly easy and delicious! Make them for gatherings, dinners that your kid will love. My friends and I had these when we had a mommy lunch at home. We feed kids and let them play while we chat! Quick, easy, and SOO GOOD!
#2 – Crock Pot Ravioli Casserole by Becoming Betty
Bowtie pasta and hamburger with a red sauce is a sure win with your kids! Delicious!
#3 – Grilled Cheese Roll-Ups by Spend with Pennies
Grilled cheese is always a great fall back on when your kids are needing something good and delicious!
#4 – Threaded Spaghetti Hot Dog Bites by Very Culinary
If this doesn’t scream kid friendly I don’t know what would! HA HA
#5 – 2 Ingredient Pizza Dough by Mother’s Niche
Super easy and fun to make as a family! We would shape the dough into ghosts for Halloween!
#6 – Fruity Pancake Tacos by Betty Crocker
Breakfast for dinner is always a nice treat and easy to make!
#7 – Walking Tacos by Come Together Kids
This is fun to make while camping too. Kids eat this up fast!
#8 – French Bread Pizzas by The Pioneer Woman
Oh, we made these all the time growing up! We got to put whatever we wanted on our own. So fun!
#9 – French Toast Roll Ups by Cincy Shopper
Once again….Deliciousness! Breakfast for dinner!
#10 – Baked Sloppy Joe Cups by Ready Set Eat
Sloppy Joes are delicious and these are the perfect size for kids!
#11 – Butterfly Quesadillas by Creative Kid Snacks
Perfect for Mexican night! Add some fresh squeezed lime to these! You will love it!
#12 – Alphabet Soup by Nashing with the Nolands
Great idea to make alphabet noodles and throw them in a soup! Super fun.
#13 – Crispy Chicken Snack Wraps by Love Bakes Good Cakes
#14 – 7 Layer Dip Cups by Baking Beauty
Any kind of chip dip is delicious! Especially when they can double dip in their own cup all they want!
#15 – Pizza Crescent Rolls from Delish
This meal is fast and something your kids will for sure eat! Add some veggies like a bag of carrots, or some peas and your set!
May your kids never go hungry again! Happy Eating!
Wanna pin these for later? I got you covered!
This post has been updated from when it was first published in Feb 2015. Thanks for stopping by!