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Healthy but cheap food ideas?

Posted by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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I'm going weekly shopping and we have a tight budget but I want to do high in vitamin and mineral meals. I don't eat the best but being as I'm days away from 6 months pregnant I want to load my diet with healthy stuff so I have a good diet and lot's of energy for the birth.

What are your best, healthiest (vitamin and mineral not weight loss) meal ideas?

by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 26, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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Roast chicken, baked sweet potatoes, steamed (frozen) broccoli

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 26, 2013 at 9:10 AM

use some of that ^^roast chicken^^ to add to chef salads loaded with veggies

chicken13
by Silver Member on May. 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM
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Load up on fruits and vegetables.  The deeper the color, the better they are for you...

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 26, 2013 at 9:11 AM

veggie frittatas stretch out a few eggs to feed several.  eggs, veggies of your choice, you can add cheese and ham/sausage if you like

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM

tuna/tomato/avocado salad:  1 can tuna, 1 fresh tomato - diced, 1 avocado - diced.   Mix together and eat as is with salad dressing or toss with salad greens and top with favorite dressing.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 26, 2013 at 9:17 AM

cabbage is cheap, and I often get a couple of meals out of one head.  You can make coleslaw, fruity coleslaw, make a ham hock and cabbage stew (cabbage, carrots, diced potatoes), stir fry it with meat and a little broth (it doesn't have a very strong flavor), or shred it and sub it for spaghetti, cooking the cabbage right in with the spaghetti sauce.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 26, 2013 at 9:18 AM

tuna patties with steamed (frozen) veggies or a side salad make a great lunch.

matreshka
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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meals with eggs and others with beans are very healthy and cheap.

matreshka
by on May. 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM

Tofu can be substituted for any other protein and is cheaper.

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 26, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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baked parmesan tilapia, coleslaw, butternut squash

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