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Can anyone recommend a good cookbook that has healthy, low budget recipes?

I want to start cooking healthy, tasty dinners but I'm also on a tight budget. Thank you ladies!

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Feb. 14, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I used to have this one called "the best four ingrediaent recipes" It was a good one because the recipes were simple easy to make and yet healthy. Plus not having to buy 15 ingredients for one meal was nice.

    Answer by justluvinmyson at 2:30 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • every body has different tastes- thats why we have so many choices. If you can afford to check out the book store and buy one you can start at your local library. I find it best to learn all of the basics of food preperartion instead of relying on a can and a plan.

    Answer by chefjen at 2:34 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • I highly recommend - all her meals are very healthy, and feed 4 for under $5 per meal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • see budget meals category


    Answer by ecodani at 9:34 PM on Feb. 14, 2010

  • Go to your local library. Saving Dinner the Vegetarian Way is a good one. A bean or lentil cookbook would be good, too. Here are some of our favorites; send me a message offlist if you would like any recipes.

    No hurry curry
    sweet and sour cabbage rolls
    taco salad
    minestrone soup, salad
    General Tsao’s tofu
    stuffed peppers
    chili and cornbread
    sweet potato and black bean burritos
    Halloween black and orange quesadillas
    black bean soup, quesadillas, avocado salad
    not crab cakes, tofu fish sticks, baked sweet potato “fries”
    dairy-free nachos
    tamale bean pie
    Mexican bean and pasta bake
    white chili
    Stovetop lentil sloppy joes
    Tofu and spinach curry
    Lentil soup
    stew with dumplings
    lentil tacos
    Pot pie
    zucchini enchiladas
    Mediterranean Vegetable stew with poached eggs
    homemade pizza
    squashed macaroni

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:32 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • cont.

    blueberry oatmeal pancakes
    slowcooker lentil sloppy joes
    Southwest Falafel

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:32 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

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