Family meal ideas for under $5
Cheap family meals that are simply delicious? We’ve got you sorted with a range of tasty recipes, perfect for every family meal plan. It’s always fun to get creative in the kitchen! This time we’re not only getting creative, but we’re also keeping every meal under $5 per serving. Here are our favourite cheap easy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner that will leave your stomach and wallet full.
Family breakfast ideas
There’s no better way to start your day than with a delicious breakfast! Whether you’ve got a little extra time on the weekend, or are looking for something to sweeten up your weekday mornings, our two recipes are the perfect treat. Not only are they quick and easy family meals, but they’re also under $5 per serving!
Parmesan & Chive French Toast: French toast for breakfast is one of the best things in the world. This savoury Parmesan & Chive French Toast recipe is only $2.17 per serving! This savoury French toast features the Sunflower Flax Sourdough and you can up the flavour by serving it with an optional dip of Marinara sauce!
Apricot Delight French Toast: Looking for something sweet? Take the classic French Toast approach but with the Apricot Delight Log for a fruity explosion! This easy breakfast recipe will make your mornings a treat and better yet, one serving of this meal is as low as $2.59.
Easy lunch ideas
Whether you’re packing a lunch box for school and work, or whipping up something at home, these easy lunch ideas are sure to satisfy those lunchtime appetites. Quick and easy to make, these recipes are perfect for fuelling you for the rest of the afternoon.
Caprese Cape Seed Toast: This Cape Seed toast is a healthy and fresh way to keep your day going! One serving of this recipe is approximately $3.97 and comes with a lot of flavour. This recipe takes less than 15 mins and is the perfect quick lunch for a midday refresher. The fresh tomatoes and basil leaves along with the Cape Seed loaf, will give you just the right amount of energy to get you through the rest of your day!
Sushilicious: This fun vegetarian recipe is super affordable and easy to make. Think of it as Sushi but instead of rice you use a delicious, fresh-baked loaf of Higher Fibre! This recipe is super simple, and chances are you probably have all 3 ingredients in your kitchen already. This exciting recipe, which is perfect for picnics and kids’ lunches, is only $3.12 per serving and is packed with fibre from the Higher Fibre loaf!
Family dinner ideas
There’s no shortage of easy dinner recipes for your family that are quick, yet delicious. Whether you’re short on time, or running out of time to make a hearty meal, we’ve picked two recipes that make for the perfect meal ideas for your family, or even impromptu dinner guests. Both are made using one of our delicious loaves, meaning they’re just as filling as they are tasty!
Tuna Melt: Save time at dinner time as this recipe will be ready in less than 15 minutes. As you wind down your evening, this recipe will surely leave you full and satisfied! The trick to this Tuna Melt is to use our Higher Fibre Loaf and incorporate chives and smoked cheese so every bite is filled with flavour! The best part of this meal is the price as it will only cost you about $4.40 per serve!
Chicken Parm Grilled Cheese: Think of a classic grilled cheese… now add shaved chicken and put this on our authentically rich Sourdough Loaf along with some marinara sauce. Sounds yummy doesn’t it! You’ve got yourself a chicken parm in sandwich form! This recipe will take you less than 15 minutes to make and comes in at only $3.87 per serving.
Bonus Dessert Idea
With breakfast, lunch and dinner out of the way, it’s time for the real main event – dessert! This recipe is one of our favourites and is perfect for those cooler Fall evenings.
Hot Cross Bun Bread & Butter Pudding: Is the day even complete without dessert? This delicious Bread & Butter Pudding comes in at around $2.12 per serving making it the perfect way to cap off your day! This tasty dessert is mouth-watering and features our fluffy Traditional Fruit Hot Cross Buns!
If you need to pick up any Family Faves loaves, you can order online or visit your local bakery. Looking for more family recipes? Check out more of our recipes, using some of your favorite COBS products. Let us know what you think of these recipes on social and tag us in any recipes you try! We’d love to see!