15 Hearty and Cheap Winter Family Meals Your Kids Will Love

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Brrr – it’s really starting to get chilly out there. I’ve had the slow cooker out for the past week which I love because it’s such an easy way to cook, and it makes my freezing kitchen feel cosy.

BUT I’m starting to run out of hearty meal ideas for my hungry tribe.

With a husband who works an uber-physical job and 2 growing kids, I need filling yet budget-friendly meal ideas.

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So when I put a call out to some of my blogging buddies to share their best budget-friendly winter warmer recipes to warm the cockles for us poor sods in the antipodes, I was overwhelmed with some fantastic winter recipe ideas.

I’m excited to bring you these 15 delicious, winter-warmer meal ideas.

Some are vegetarian which is great for staying on-budget. I definitely recommend eating more vegetarian meals if you can.

All of these recipes are delicious, easy to make and kid-friendly.

(Quick note: lots of these recipes use the imperial measurements. For conversion to metric go here.)

15 Cheap Winter Meals The Whole Family Will Devour

15 Hearty and Cheap Winter Family Meals Your Kids Will Love

Finding family meals that are budget-friendly but delicious is a constant challenge. These winter meal ideas won't disappoint.


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About Emma Healey

Emma is a recognised family finance and budgeting expert and founder of Mum's Money. Her advice has been featured in Stuff, NZHerald, Readers Digest, Yahoo Finance, Lifehacker, The Simple Dollar, MSN Money and more.