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$5 Dinner Ideas-Easy and Healthy


I stumbled upon this blog: Link and loved it. First of all, gotta give props to a parent who, in the midst of a Hurricane Ike induced power outage, still blogged regularly AND stuck to her meal plan!

She's a master at inexpensive family meals, and most are pretty simple, and look tasty. No, it's not fine dining, but she always gets a good balance of protein, carbs and veggies on the plate.

Shared by Kiki76 on 10/1/08

Over the summer I've been taking what is cheap and in season and freezing it. A little extra effort but I'm hoping it will stretch my dollars this winter.

  • By coleman
  • on 10/2/08 11:02 AM EST

I used to be so proud of my ability to make dinner for like $5 or $10 when I first moved into my own apartment. It wasn't gourmet, but it was nourishing. I'd get a small chicken, a box of rice, a bunch of carrots, some lettuce, cucumber and tomato and have a complete meal.

I also used to eat a lot of pasta with vegetables. I'd saute onions, zucchini, carrots, mushrooms, peas... and then toss it all with spaghetti, olive oil and cheese... delicious and cheap!

  • By bstarr
  • on 10/1/08 3:47 PM EST