What are some recipes that are cheap AND healthy?
A lot of recipes that I find online that are budget friendly use mainly highly processed, high sodium ingredients. For the next few months I'm just waiting for my baby to be born and taking care of the cat and my house, so I have extra time to cook for myself and my husband. However, eating less processed foods that are healthier is important to me.
Visit yummly.com they have a bunch of easy healthy recipes for meat eaters and vegetarians.
Focusing more on whole foods can be a challenge. If you want to eat fried chicken it is healthier to make it yourself than to get a box from the chicken joint.
I suggest going to the grocery store at the start of the week (Sunday/Monday)
1. but your meat- chicken, ground turkey, etc. Freeze and take out the night before to thaw for the next day.
2. Get fresh veggies if you plan to cook them within the first two days, otherwise get frozen.
3. Buy fresh and frozen fruit. Fruit is a healthy snack and won't spoil your healthy dinner. Frozen fruit is good go a breakfast smoothie if you don't have time to cook in the morning.
Now that you have the food, just piece it together, If you make baked chicken, you can bake a potato and steam frozen broccoli.
You can make a tender bean stew with a crock-pot on low. Cooks while you're away! When you get home make rice or cous cous (cooks faster than rice) and have a salad on the side.
And when you don't feel like cooking, eat leftovers or commit to make a healthy choice for take out.. or make a smoothie to keep it light and healthy. Hope this helps!
I post healthy recipes and recipes for two almost every day on my Pinterest boards at http://pinterest.com/terry_retter/ Many of these are from some of the best chefs in the US or from some of the best food bloggers. If ever you have questions on a recipe send a note and I will respond.
Look up recipes for hummus! Very nutritious, easy to make, versatile. and inexpensive.
Look and see what the poorest of the poor survive on, Being human, you can survive on it too. Corn, beans, rice, are staples throw in seasonal vegetables and fruits, make soups and you have your inexpensive food staples.
Quesadillas, omelettes, salads, are three good cheap and healthy recipes. Egg salads, chicken salad, etc. Check out my heart-healthy and leafy green hubs for ideas. Good luck with the baby!
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