Healthy Meals, Happy Budget – Rotini with Asparagus and Tomatoes

August 17, 2011 

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This dish has my name all over it! It has tons of my favorite things – asparagus, tomatoes, feta & fresh basil. Try as I might I can’t get anyone in my house to appreciate asparagus! This is one of those dishes that I can make early in the week and eat all throughout the week for lunch…without having to share–tee hee!!

Head over and check it out!

Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Oatmeal Pancakes & Oatmeal Risotto

August 10, 2011 

oatmeal pancakes 300x226 Healthy Meals Happy Budget   Oatmeal Pancakes & Oatmeal RisottoThis week Kira over at Coupon Chaos Mama has a double doozie for us this week. This week she gives us two recipes – a breakfast recipe and a dinner recipe. The fun part is that both are made with oatmeal!

I am a big fan of cooking with oats. I use oats in various baked goods but I also use oats in savory dishes like meatballs. It is a perfect binder and the best thing is that it is super healthy.

Be sure and head over to check out this week’s Healthy Meals Happy Budget recipes:

 

Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Brown Bag Lunch Ideas

August 3, 2011 

brown bag lunch Healthy Meals Happy Budget   Brown Bag Lunch IdeasKira over at Coupon Chaos Momma has a treat for us this week as her Healthy Meals Happy Budget recipe. She is offering up a full week of ideas for great brown bag lunches!

With school starting soon for many (tomorrow for my boys) it is time to start thinking about what to send with the kids. It can be very easy to fall into a routine of PB&J every day. Check out Kira’s idea for great lunches that will make you and the kids happy!

Kira also has a great giveaway for reusable snack packs that will help you create healthy lunches to send with the kids. Head over and check it out!

Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole

July 27, 2011 

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I make a very similar casserole that I call spaghetti casserole. My 3 year old absolutely loves it and I honestly think he eats the same size portion as my husband when I make it! This is a great recipe that is simple, delicious and very budget friendly. If you had to go out and buy everything you would only spend $3.52 per serving. I know you guys will have the majority of the recipes so you will be able to make it for much less. Head over and check it out!

Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

July 13, 2011 

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Head over and check out her recipe for Roast Chicken and Sweet Potatoes. I do a very similar recipe and my guys love it. I actually skip a step and throw everything in the pan and roast my veggies with my chicken. Kira estimates that you can make this recipe for about $3.88 per person.

I also love her idea of cooking an extra chicken so that you will have dinner in a pinch for another day! I have said it many times before…cooking once to eat twice is economical and oh so convenient!

Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Tuna Veggie Casserole

July 6, 2011 

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Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Turkey Sausage Twice Baked Potatoes

June 29, 2011 

twice baked 1 300x196 Healthy Meals Happy Budget   Turkey Sausage Twice Baked PotatoesKira over at Coupon Chaos Mama has a fantastic Healthy Meals Happy Budget recipe for us today - Turkey Sausage Twice Baked Potatoes.

I can tell you guys right now that if my husband saw this recipe he would beg me to make it for dinner tonight! He is quite a fan of twice baked potatoes and I will admit I pretty much never make them! I can count on one hand how many times I have made these for us in all the years we have been married!

I love that Kira made healthier choices for this recipe and I think I will treat my hubbie to this one next week. You guys have to go check it out. It is a simple recipe and you can make a ton for around $4.37 per person –with lots of leftovers!

While you visit Kira, you might want to enter her $50 grocery gift card giveaway…looks like it ends tonight!

Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Turkey Burgers with Avocado Salsa

June 22, 2011 

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I love doing turkey burgers on the grill. Here at my house we eat a lot of turkey…is is economical and healthier than beef. Add some avocado and I am one happy gal! My little tip to increase the health benefit a bit more…use oats instead of bread crumbs! It is a great alternative and a very inexpensive option as well!!

Kira give you a great meal for around $4.75 per person! That is a great deal for a great meal.

Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Parmesan Salmon Fish Sticks

June 15, 2011 

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I love all these great recipes that I get to feature on my site! I make home made fish sticks and they are always a hit at my house.  BUT, I have always used cod. I never thought to use salmon!  Thanks to Kira, I now have a great new recipe to make for all my guys!

Salmon is a super healthy choice and this meal is also budget friendly!  If you had to buy everything you would pay around $5.55 per serving. I know most of you guys will be able to make it for much less.

Healthy Meals Happy Budget – Steak Salad

June 8, 2011 

steak salad 300x200 Healthy Meals Happy Budget   Steak SaladKira over at Coupon Chaos Mama has our weekly Healthy Meals Happy Budget post. This week she has a great dish that I love to eat at a local steakhouse – Steak Salad!

Kira tells you how to use lean cuts of beef then marinade for a delicious entree salad or even to use for taco night!

The great thing about doing entree salads is that you can put out a bunch of options then let each member of your family build their own salad. Here at my house we all like different things so having options means that everyone gets what they want!

My idea of a good steak salad includes spinach, feta and avocado tossed in a vinaigrette–YUM! At $4.75 per person this is a great option and much cheaper than you could get it at a restaurant!

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