Our under P100 annual budget ulam series continues to be two of the most widely read posts here in our little blog. And since we are still in the first quarter of the year, I figured, why not come up with a 2017 edition this early? If you haven’t read the first two, click here for the 2015 edition, and here for the 2016 version.
Anyway, there are many recipes that I have recently learned about while browsing the internet and I would like to share them with you my fellow homemakers. A viand under P100 does not have to feel like “tinipid” because as you will be able to read later, it can be yummy and nutritious at the same time.
So here’s this year’s version of —
Filipino Budget Ulam Ideas below 100 Pesos:
1. Tokwa and Bokchoy – This is super affordable yet delicious and filling. You can actually substitute tokwa with tofu, and bokchoy with either kangkong, spinach or even pechay. Anyway for the procedure fry about four squares of tokwa evenly. Then slice into cubes. Saute onion and garlic, then the tokwa. Add in the diced bokchoy or pechay or kangkong. After which add some oyster sauce (eyeball it or add 1-2 tbsp). Then add in a cornstarch with water mixture. I dissolve a tablespoon of cornstarch in 1/4 cup of water. Let it simmer. Check the taste and season as needed with soy sauce. Optional: Drizzle a bit of sesame oil.
2. Binagoongang Talong — Warning — this will make you eat a lot of rice! Anyway, talong and bagoong are too good to be cheap so you can still buy a bit of panggisang pork for sahog. I usually choose a slice of liempo and ask the butcher to slice it for sauteeing, instead of buying the readily sliced “pork saute” since the ready-made version is just so fatty. Here’s a link to this delicious ulam.
You may also want to read:
- Eight Filipino Recipes under P100.00 — 2016 Edition
- Seven Filipino Reciped Under P100 — 2015 Edition
- Ulam Baon Ideas for Kids Part 1
- Lunch Baon Ideas for Kids Part 2
- Seven ways to save on grocery shopping
- Filipino Lumpia Recipes under P100.00
- Ways to save on your Electric Bills
- Filipino Dessert Recipes under P100.00
- Happy Breakfasts that will cheer up your mornings
- Fried Rice Recipes under P100.00
- Filipino Veggie Dishes under P100.00
- Meatless Meals for the family
- Past Weekly Meal Plans
3. Tuna nuggets. This is a simple kiddie recipe i came across with in internet parenting forums. My kids absolutely love tuna but wouldnt it be nice if theyd eat it differently sometimes? Check out this super affordable recipe that makes use of a can of tuna, several individual packs of skyflakes, and then some seasonings and oil. Bonus is this can also be a great baon food for your grade schooler. Here’s a link to a video instructional guide.
4. Vegetarian Okoy – This recipe is not just under P100, it can even be included in your child’s Tamang Kain recipe (of course minus all of the seasonings). You can interchange the veggies actually, come just use togue, others kalabasa and carrots, some just plain malunggay and kalabasa. Experiment and enjoy. Check out the ingredients and cooking procedure here.
5. Baguio Beans with Giniling – This is super yummy especially when your greens are super fresh. Just saute onions, garlic, tomatoes and then about ¼ kilo of pork or beef giniling (whatever you have in your freezer actually). Add I the Baguio beans, and then a little bit of water. Season with a bit of soy sauce or oyster sauce depending on your preference. Simmer until the beans are cooked, and then serve.
6. Tinolang Tahong – Depending on the size of the mussels, it would sell for about P45-60.00 per kilo. The only other sahog you will need for this are onions, ginger, and possibly malunggay and dahon ng sili from the neighborhood (some add lemongrass though) J This recipe is perfect for moms who just gave birth or are breastfeeding (click here for more pinoy breastfeeding recipes). Here’s how to cook tinolang halaan.
7. Sisig na Puso ng Saging – Want a healthier and cheaper version of Sisig? Check this recipe out from Mely’s Kitchen. This will also be great for the coming holy week.
So there you have it, I will be updating this post as soon as I come across with healthier and more affordable budget ulam recipes for our families. Meantime, if you wish to scour great dessert recipes, you may want to check out Good Housekeeping’s Dessert Cook Book featuring Brownie Recipes — buy it here
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Looking forward to hearing from you. A Happy Homemaker is a Happy Pinay Mommy!
Leaving you with this video clip of more budget-friendly recipes: