No need to splurge a ton of money to indulge in delicious food. These foods might look fancy but don't be deceived - they are actually easy on the budget! Make sure to check them out if you want to eat well without splurging.
Depending on the season, you can find artichokes really cheap - and then all you need to add is a bit of butter or vinaigrette. It's a cheap, delicious treat you can have as an appetizer, a snack, or as part of a buffet. Max out on flavor by topping it with Tajin seasoning, and dipping the leaves in whipped lemon butter.
Buttered Popcorn with Extras
Buttered popcorn in itself is a delicious treat, but you can make it even better with some extras. Add a bit of nutritional yeast and your favorite seasoned salt, or go big with shredded Parmesan cheese and a touch of truffle oil. It's a great way to level up popcorn for a delicious treat!
There's nothing quite like a pan of paella on the Barcelona seaside, but even if that's out of the question for now, you can still enjoy this dish! This homemade version takes simple ingredients and a touch of saffron and creates a homestyle version that won't break the bank - but does taste amazing!
Truffle risotto might sound fancy, and it is! But while real truffles are worth their weight in gold, truffle oil is much, much, cheaper. Add fresh mushrooms and risotto, and you have a dinner worthy of any fancy restaurant.
Whether you make it at home, or get it at the store - hummus is a real treat, and not too expensive. While I do prefer my homemade version there's nothing like the convenience of the storebought kind for a quick snack.
If you ask me, edamame beans are the royals of beans. Steam or roast them and eat them just as they are, or dip them in a nice sauce - or just plain soy sauce. Or try any of the flavor-packed versions out there that take this simple bean and make it the star of its own flavorful snack.
There's nothing quite as comforting as a pan full of lasagna. Make it at home for a delicious, affordable, dinner that will give you leftovers for the whole week.
There's no fancier breakfast than a perfectly baked croissant! So simple, and so elegant - no wonder it's a Paris staple. If the bakery version is too expensive, there are many great bake-off versions out there, and I always keep a bag on hand in the freezer for my weekend breakfast needs.
I could eat donuts for days, and there's nothing better than hitting up a new donut spot and trying all their flavors. For an affordable weekend treat, get together with a few friends and buy a couple of new flavors to try, and have a donut tasting! They will still cost you, but you can bring them home and save on coffee, and you'll get to try multiple flavors while just paying for one.
No street food can ever beat a good Elote - and you can make it at home as well, which will cost you next to nothing. Stock up on your favorite Elote spices and you can make it any time desire strikes.
Fancy Ice Cream
While you could of course go for the cheap ice cream, the fancier versions taste so much better - and as long as you don't plan on finishing a whole tub in one sitting, it's also quite affordable.
Fruit salads can be made in so many ways and you can use your favorite toppings to take it up a notch. I love mixing classic and exotic fruits and topping with whipped cream and crushed chocolate. It's a treat so good, I don't mind staying in!
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