Due to the economy, most of us are watching our budgets including our grocery list. Just this last weekend, I was absolutely shocked when I purchases a one pound box of wheat pasta for one dollar and two jars of organic spaghetti sauce for two dollars.
My husband was absolutely flabbergasted. After our Thanksgiving hangover, we were looking for an easy healthy meal and you can’t beat a three dollar meal for two.
Healthy eating recipes, especially healthy eating budget recipes, are one of many cooking trends right now. Almost all the celebrity chefs and network morning shows are featuring great healthy eating recipes.
One website that has truly mastered the art of cooking health on a budget is Eating Well. The Eating Well website features a plethora of eating healthy recipes.
The following link provides over 100 healthy eating recipes: http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/collections/cheap_eats.
Some of the recipes include:
• Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute
• Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons & Parsley Brown Butter
• Beef & Bean Chile Verde
• Lime-Honey Glazed Chicken
• Tijuana Torta
These recipes are extremely easy and are for those who like a lot of flavor.
Another great way to eat healthy and save money is to buy and make beans. A pot of beans can last you and your family a few days. Pinto beans, black beans and kidney beans are very easy to prepare. You can simply add onion, garlic, salt and pepper for extra flavor.
Not only are beans easy to prepare, they are also good for you. They are high in fiber, protein and low in calories. You can also substitute beans for meat. For example, try using beans as your main protein during your mean.
• Try a quesadilla with beans instead of meat
• Put some beans on top of your salad
• Try a vegetarian chili
• Or eat just a bowl of beans with brown rice
According to CBS News, "research has shown vegetarians to have a lower risk of cancer than carnivores or omnivores; we're not suggesting you go completely vegetarian, but replacing one-to-two typically meat/poultry-based meals per week with a vegetarian meal may reduce your risks!"