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Any good, healthy, cheap, recipe ideas

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Asked by busybee265 at 2:05 PM on Nov. 3, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • whole wheat speggati or penne, ragu sauce, and some ground beef. cook the ground beef with non fat cooking spray & its own natural grease, cook the pasta, pour the sauce, mix it all together! yum.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 2:08 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • i don't know how healthy this is but......the kids love when i make the meatballs in mock wine sauce.....2 pounds of ground beef...1 12 oz. jar of chili sauce...1 12 oz jar cold water...1 10 oz. jar of grape jelly....salt pepper minced onion if u sounds strange but its a hit everytime i make it

    Answer by guitarmom101 at 2:11 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • healthy cumberland salad....cucumbers, red n green peppers, onion, black olives,mushrooms, tomato, shredded cheese...add meat like chef salad if u like...usually served with a balsamic vin......just had that for lunch:)

    Answer by guitarmom101 at 2:14 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Here are my menus for the last few weeks; send me a message offlist if you would like any recipes:Week of 11/1
    Sunday – chili
    Monday – peanut noodles
    Tuesday – stirfry
    Wednesday – lasagna
    Thursday – curry
    Friday – breakfast: oatmeal pancakes and fruit salad
    Saturday – out
    Week of 10/25
    Sunday – bean and vegetable sloppy joes
    Monday – Mexican lasagna
    Tuesday – southwest falafel
    Wednesday – stirfry
    Thursday – zucchini enchiladas
    Friday – stroganoff
    Saturday – black and orange quesadillas
    Week of 10/18
    Sunday – black bean soup, quesadillas, avocado salad
    Monday – lentil tacos
    Tuesday – mushroom stroganoff
    Wednesday – stirfry
    Thursday – peanut noodles
    Friday – Mediterranean stew
    Saturday – pot pie

    Answer by rkoloms at 2:22 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Turkey Chili

    1 tbsp olive oil
    1 onion, chopped
    1 red bell pepper, chopped
    1 tbsp minced garlic (2 – 3 cloves)
    1 lb ground turkey
    ½ tbsp salt
    2 tbsp chili powder
    1 tsp ground coriander
    1 tsp oregano
    1 14.5-oz can tiny diced tomatoes (I pureed this becauseI hate tomato chunks!)
    1 15-oz can tomato sauce
    1 15-oz can black beans (rinse and drain)
    1 15-oz can kidney beans

    Heat the oil in a large pot, such as a dutch oven. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic, and cook till onions are translucent. Add the ground turkey and break it up really good. Cook until the meat is no longer pink. Add salt, chili powder, coriander, and oregano and stir. Add tomatoes (like I said, I pureed mine), tomato sauce, and black beans (you rinsed and drained them, right???) Simmer as long as you want, an hour is best.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 2:51 PM on Nov. 3, 2009


    I have tons of healthy budget meals. You can search by ingredients or check out the budget meals category


    Answer by ecodani at 2:52 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • Newcastle Beef Stew

    2 lbs tritip, cut into 1 inch pieces
    Flour and oil for browning
    2 tbsp Worchestershire
    12 oz Newcastle
    3 cups water (or more)
    1 packet Au Jus gravy
    2 celery stalks, cut into thirds
    3 carrots
    3 red potatoes, cut into pieces
    Half bag of frozen shelled edamame
    1 zuchini
    1 medium yellow onion, chopped
    ¼ tsp black pepper
    1 tbsp minced garlic (3 cloves)
    1 tbsp Hungarian paprika
    3 beef bullion cubes.. ..

    Coat beef pieces in flour, and add to oiled pot to brown the beef. When beef is just about browned, add the Worchestershire. Add beer, Au Jus gravy packet, and 2 cups water. Add potatoes, celery, carrots, edamame, garlic, onion, and zucchini. If the stew looks too thick, add more water a little at a time to desired consistency. Add pepper, paprika, and bullion.

    Simmer for a while. The zucchini may break up, so if you want, add it later.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 2:52 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

  • The above stew I made all by myself. As you can see, it is mostly water and vegetables, and seasoning. The tritip we got on sale, and my husband cut it. It was cheaper than the prepackaged stew meat, and a lot more tender.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 2:54 PM on Nov. 3, 2009

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