10 Recipes for the 10 Cheapest & Healthiest Foods to Buy

A while back we posted the 10 cheap and healthy foods to buy. And now we’ve got some tasty recipes with those 10 foods as the main ingredient. We also made sure none of these recipes contained any ingredients that would break the bank. So if you’re looking to mix things up a bit, give them a try!

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Basic Banana Smoothie

Ripe bananas, some flavored or plain milk and yogurt and you’ve got all you need for a thick, delicious smoothie. Great for breakfast or part of lunch.

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Red Beans and Rice

Simple and quick (especially if you have some leftover rice), this recipe calls for red kidney beans but black beans will work too. Add your own spices to kick things up. I also put leftovers in soups. !

Freshly “Canned” Tomato Sauce

If you love that chunky, fresh tomato sauce, you’ll love this recipe for the canned tomato version. Over pasta, rice, noodles, meats, veggies…it’s versatile, quick and an inexpensive way to add some elegance to meals.

Roasted Carrots

After you’ve tried this, you may never go back to boiled or microwaved again! Mash leftovers to put in tomato sauce or meat loaf if you want the kids to eat more veggies unnoticed. Or
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Rice, Cheddar & Spinach Pie

This is a complete meal thanks to the cheese and eggs which add a shot of protein. I usually skip the eggs which makes the “pie” a bit crumbly but as my mother used to say, it all ends up in the same place (your stomach). Mix leftovers with canned soups or broths for yet another meal.

Lentil Soup

Most people who don’t like beans will like lentil soup. Their small size means you don’t have to chew – but you still get all the fiber and nutrition. I like to add some red pepper flakes for a little spiciness.

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal with Chocolate

Whoa, does this look good! This would make a great dessert, breakfast or brunch dish or even a dinner side. You can skip the chocolate if you want a less sweet taste.

Apple, Peanut Butter, and Granola Sandwich

Now here’s something different for the kid’s lunchbox – or your own lunch. Substitute cooked oatmeal with cinnamon and maybe some chopped almonds for the granola if you don’t have that around.

Peas and Parmesan

I always found that if you put cheese on veggies, anyone would eat them. So try this filling pea side dish. Once again, use leftovers in soups or sprinkle on salads.

Spicy Sweet Potato Chips

As a snack or meal side dish, these sweet potato chips are always a hit. In fact, this is the only way I can eat good for me sweet potatoes. Skip the chili powder or try other spices to your liking.

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by on July 21st, 2014