Contest-Friendly Weekly Topic Inspiration: Budget-Friendly Recipes

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  1. Simone Smith profile image92
    Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

    As our Cookbook Contest winds down, I have noticed that there aren’t so many budget-friendly entries- that is, recipes that are specifically designed to be budget-friendly and explain how they can save people money. This means that category of the contest is less competitive, and THAT, my friends, is an opportunity.

    Budget-conscious recipes in general do quite well, so even if you don’t feel like participating in the contest, you have much to gain from joining in on this week’s Weekly Topic Inspiration challenge.

    I’ve done some of the legwork for you and found some search-friendly titles you can use*:
    Budget-Friendly Meals
    Easy Cheap Recipes
    Cheap and Easy Meals
    Easy Cheap Meals
    Cheap Healthy Meals
    Cheap Meal Recipes
    Cheap Family Meals
    Healthy Cheap Recipes
    Cheap Meal Ideas
    Cheap Desserts

    *Keep in mind that our judges are looking for search-friendly titles, so if you’re entering your Hub in the contest, these can give you a leg up!

    If you would like to enter your budget-conscious recipe Hub in our Cookbook Contest in addition to WTI, be sure to visit our official contest page and review the rules and entry requirements. Also know that to qualify, entries must be AT LEAST 500 WORDS LONG and all images must be either original or legally used and properly attributed.

    If you'd like to join in on this week's topic by writing a Hub, follow these steps:

    1)    Stop by this week's Weekly Topic Inspiration Question.
    2)    Click the green button "answer this question".
    3)    Click the gray button below the box (leave that empty) that says "make a Hub about it."
    4)    Give your Hub a very specific title, like Easy Summer Gardening Projects for Kids or Challenging Summer Activities for Teens
    5)    Create good quality original content that hasn't been covered before.
    6)    After you publish your Weekly Topic Inspiration Hub, come back to this forum thread and post a link to your Hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why.

    For more information on the Weekly Topic Inspiration program, check out the Learning Center guide.

  2. ktrapp profile image96
    ktrappposted 6 years ago

    As it turns out, my latest recipe hub is very budget-friendly and very delicious! How does $2.50 per gourmet pizza sound?

    Budget Friendly Meals: Pizza Margherita - Homemade Pizza on Gas Grill


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6808193_f248.jpg

    1. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      WHAAA? Just $2.50??? That sounds amazing- and that pizza looks SO DELICIOUS! Ktrapp, you are my hero.

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

      A brand new air-conditioner, new insulation, and big pitchers of lavender lemonade will see me and my family through 115-degree summer days.  What more can a girl want???

      http://arlenevpoma.hubpages.com/hub/Lavender-Lemonade
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/6810352_f248.jpg

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hahaa, it really is all about the simple things. And lavender lemonade sounds lovely!

        1. EuroCafeAuLait profile image83
          EuroCafeAuLaitposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I agree!

      2. ktrapp profile image96
        ktrappposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Sounds like a good summer plan - maybe you should just build a pool to go with that lemonade, air conditioner and insulation smile

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      kelleywardposted 6 years ago

      Here's my latest recipe Budget-Friendly Meals: Baked Spaghetti Squash with Spinach Tomato Sauce. http://kelleyward.hubpages.com/_3u47dtk … tti-Squash
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6813229_f248.jpg

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Just clicked on it and it said it was unpublished.  sad   ???   Sounded good.

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          kelleywardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Denise! I realized later that day that I posted a link but forgot to publish it. Ha ha it's published now. Thanks for letting me know.

          1. Denise Handlon profile image89
            Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            smile

    4. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 6 years ago

      I finally remembered to start a relevant Hub by answering the question and qualify for the WTI! big_smile

      Cheap and Easy Lunch for 3: Quick Make Rollmops on Buns with Salad

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Good one! smile

      2. ktrapp profile image96
        ktrappposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        So Gordon - I'm guessing you don't have Gorton's frozen fish in Scotland (and even if you did, why would you eat it???), but every time I see your name, avatar and fish recipes I think of the Gorton's fisherman logo/jingle.


        http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6829543_f248.jpg

        Anyway, I always find myself reading through your fish recipes even though I don't eat fish smile I enjoy the authenticity of your hubs and recipes.

        1. Gordon Hamilton profile image96
          Gordon Hamiltonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Wow - thanks very much for this, ktrapp. You're right - we don't have this over here and I've never heard of them but I suppose it's fairly apt for me! smile I'm going to have to share this with my fishing friends - being careful to emphasise of course that I haven't been around since 1849!

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      Arlene V. Pomaposted 6 years ago

      LOL!  What I should have done all along, k, was save money eating your gourmet pizza with loads of homegrown basil and tomatoes!  I would have saved loads of money so I could have at least paid for the air conditioner in cold, hard cash.  OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!

    6. Pamela N Red profile image87
      Pamela N Redposted 6 years ago

      The Best Adzuki Beans And Brown Rice Recipe:

      http://pamelanred.hubpages.com/hub/The- … ice-Recipe

    7. How to - Answers profile image94
      How to - Answersposted 6 years ago
      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        smile

    8. jasmith1 profile image83
      jasmith1posted 6 years ago

      Healthy, cheap and easy smoothie recipe. http://jasmith1.hubpages.com/hub/Health … hie-Recipe

      I love smoothies and find them a great way to enjoy a healthy treat. I have discovered a way to make a smoothie for approx 30 pence a day / per person, which I share in this hub. Enjoy!

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6819553_f248.jpg

      1. Denise Handlon profile image89
        Denise Handlonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I think this is a great idea to supplement a meal occasionally.  smile

    9. viking305 profile image94
      viking305posted 6 years ago

      My quick and easy recipes for potatoes

      http://viking305.hubpages.com/_zutla8pb … ow-to-cook

      http://s4.hubimg.com/u/6822907_f248.jpg

    10. Mrs. Menagerie profile image93
      Mrs. Menagerieposted 6 years ago

      Whew...I finally got one published before the Weekly Topic week ends...barely, but I did it!

      http://mrsmenagerie.hubpages.com/hub/He … sage-Gumbo

      1. whaturmissing profile image81
        whaturmissingposted 6 years ago

        Make your own fruit flavoured vitamin water.  Save money and be healthy.

        http://whaturmissing.hubpages.com/hub/H … amin-Water

      2. GoodLady profile image95
        GoodLadyposted 6 years ago

        http://goodlady.hubpages.com/video/Heal … pestosauce

        sorry I didn't put this hub here earlier.  It's called
        Healthy Cheaper Recipes: Linguine with Garden Fresh Pesto Sauce

        I posted it an hour or so ago on the other site!

        Hope not too late.
        Enjoy.
        It's all about enjoying seasonal inexpensive tasty food!  Heaven sent.

      3. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 6 years ago

        Hi everyone! Your recipes are awesome- and I'm so glad you got those in as contest entries!

        For those who are tired of writing about food, I've made this week's theme decidedly un-edible. Stop by the new thread and share your tips and advice on buying and using cell phones!

       
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