Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Healthy meals on a budget.

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM
  • 6 Replies

my food bill budget has finally been increased. I have 350 a month to buy groceries. I'm also trying to make healthier meal options s that dh and myself can start to lose weight. What are some of your favorite healthy recipes. 

by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-6):
seksen
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:17 PM
I really don't have any but I don't cook processed foods very often at all. Maybe once or twice a month. Otherwise everything is home made... Good luck mama
Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
poeticrose09
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:20 PM


What are some of your favorite recipes. I dont mind cooking from scratch. 

Quoting seksen:

I really don't have any but I don't cook processed foods very often at all. Maybe once or twice a month. Otherwise everything is home made... Good luck mama



angevil53
by on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM
If you're trying to lose weight try a raw diet. Very little cooking and you can do some fish occasionally. But veggie stir frys are good. Make your own pizza dough and do some veggie pizzas etc.
Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
seksen
by Platinum Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:23 PM
I like making chicken enchiladas or roasts with veggies.. I also love stir fry and fried rice.. I look up a lot of things on pinterest.. Sometimes it's a bad idea lol because everything looks so yummy!! But I check a lot of recipes online for healthy cooking.


Quoting poeticrose09:


What are some of your favorite recipes. I dont mind cooking from scratch. 


Quoting seksen:

I really don't have any but I don't cook processed foods very often at all. Maybe once or twice a month. Otherwise everything is home made... Good luck mama





Posted on the NEW CafeMom Mobile
AllofFive19
by Emerald Member on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Here are two recipes:

Baked Pesto Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

½ cup basil pesto

2 plum tomatoes

Shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400. Cover cookie sheet with foil.

2. Put pesto and chicken in bowl. Toss until chicken is covered.

3. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

4. Place slices of tomato on top of chicken and sprinkle with cheese.

5. Bake another 3-5 minutes.

6. Serve with a box of angel hair pasta and herbs and French bread.


South of the Border Skillet

1 cup onion, chopped 1 Tbs. oil 2 tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1/4 tsp. salt 1 can kidney beans, drained 1 1/2 cups cooked brown rice 1 cup shredded cheddar 3/4 cup milk 2 eggs, beaten

Saute the onion in oil.

Stir in the spices and salt. Cook for a minute.

Add the beans, rice, cheese, milk and then eggs. Mix to combine.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the center is set.

I used an iron skillet to bake mine. If you don’t have an oven proof skillet, you can transfer the casserole to a baking dish.

Serve with salsa.






Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Apr. 3, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Bump!

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)