The Best food on a tight budget.

Published: September 18, 2014

If your anything like me, you sometimes have to pick carefully what you eat, because it might be a while before you can afford prime rib for the family again. Here is a list of the 10 best foods for a tight budget.

  1. Meatloaf

    Leftover ground beef, an egg, a couple slices of bread and a drop of milk. This meal will fill you up and leftovers warm up nicely for lunch the next day.

  2. The Classic Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

    One of America's favorite comfort combo's. A 60 cent can of soup, a slice of cheese and two slices of bread makes you warm and cozy and fills you up!

  3. Hot Dogs in Mac'n'Cheese

    One of my favorites growing up, 1 box of Mac, 2 hotdogs gave me dinner and lunch the next day. Packed with protein and carbs it gives you plenty of energy for your day.

  4. Tuna Casserole

    A can of tuna and a box of Mac'n'cheese, toss it in the oven and you've got a casserole. Packed with omega fatty acids, carbs and protein, this was always a great lunch or dinner.

  5. Celery and peanut butter

    Not many would count this as a meal of its own, but celery and peanut butter got me through many a day on low income. Rich in fats and protein, couple the lightly salted celery and peanut butter with some milk and you're good to go for the day.

  6. Salisbury Steak

    That's right, the frozen dinner Salisbury Steak and all it's brown gravy goodness, coupled with some instant mashed potatoes Salisbury Steak was the highlight of my week as a kid.

  7. Pizza

    Home alone? Friends over but nothing in the house? 10 dollars to feed yourself for 2 days, or 14 to feed 3 people for the night. The Americanized pizza is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face.

  8. Pasta

    "What, pasta, that's it?" Yep, pasta, you can put anything on it and make it taste good: Butter, tomato sauce, cheese and so much more.

  9. Cold Cut Sandwiches

    Ham, bologna, turkey, comes in a package, put it between bread and enjoy.

  10. RAMEN

    The ultimate budget meal. Ramen noodles the japanese sensation that's sweeping the nation. Commonly known as the College student's food, ramen is good on it's own or with anything else in it. Fresh meat or vegetables in the broth and you have a 3 minute stew.

There are plenty of things you can eat in this world, but what's important is what you can eat with almost nothing in your wallet. Meatloaf to ramen, or any combonation of anything in this list, and you're sure to survive until the next paycheck!