I need cheap, easy, and healthy meals to make for my family.?
Topic: I need cheap, easy, and healthy meals to make for my family.?
June 19, 2019 / By Adelle Question:
My new years resolution is to cook every meal at home, but I also want it to be healthy, since I want my family to be healthy, and I want to lose 30 lbs. So please share your cheap, easy and healthy recipes. Oh I'm not to picky about cost but I don't really want to spend $30 a meal. and easy meaning, I don't mind cutting veggies or things like that, but I don't want some fancy cooking technique. I am in school and dont havea whole lot of extra time between that and work. Please and thank you.
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Teddy | 4 days ago
try some egyptian cooking its so easy to make and it dont take long and also its healthy in away u would like it and it doesnt cost much check
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Originally Answered: cheap meals to make the family?
Avoid eating out--with 6 dollars at a fast food restaurant you can make a healthier more satisfying meal from scratch with leftovers for another meal.
Some of the websites suggested are really good.
Pasta and sauce is pretty cheap. A box of pasta--1-2 dollars. A jar of sauce--1 to 2 dollars. So a meal for your family for 4 dollars.
You can also make some pasta, then in a frying pan cook the pasta in some oil (olive oil is best) l and garlic . Then serve topped with fresh tomatoes and parmesan cheese. You can also tossed in leftover chicken, meatball meat, etc. This is a great way to use up leftovers.
If you buy a whole chicken, and cook with rice or potatoes and a veggie that will probably cost about 12-15 dollars and you can easily get 2-3 meals out of it.
With the leftover chicken you can use in the above garlic pasta recipe, or make a chicken caccitore (various ways of making it...simple way is to saute chopped onion and powdered or fresh garlic in a skillet with some olive oil, add the leftover chicken and a can of crushed tomatoes with Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese. Serve over pasta.
When the chicken is almost gone, save the extra chicken and boil the bones to make a broth. You can then make gravy, or save the chicken broth and chicken and make a homemade chicken noodle soup.
Grilled cheese and soup is cheap and easy. A loaf of bread for 4 meals or more--about 2 bucks. Some American cheese for a couple dollars more, and a can of soup you can get for about a dollar, usually they have sales. Easily several meals of grilled cheese and soup for 10 dollars or under.
You can provide some variety with the grilled cheese...add a little
pasta sauce or a slice of tomato and/or some chopped onion
Turkey burger is cheaper than hamburger. You can use either and make a meatloaf (really good if you top with a glaze of ketchup, brown sugar, and a little dijon) or homemade meatballs.
Hope that helps, good luck, I know how you feel. I'm on a tight budget here too...
Well I don't know if this is healthy for you but I'll still give it to you.
Tater Tot Casserole-so quick, easy & yummy.
Oven @ 350 degrees
Brown 1 lb of beef, onion, celery & garlic powder together then drain
After that mix in 1 can of cream of mushroom soup in with the beef mixture
Then put all the mixture on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan
Tater tots on top of that
Then top it off with cheese
Bake covered for 30 minutes or so then uncovered for about 15 minutes. About that time I just check it to make sure it's golden on the tots & the cheese is melted.
Hope you like it & it suits your family.
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This recipe is super easy and cheap!
Ingredients: cooked shredded chicken, 1 can green chili sauce, sour cream, shredded chz, taco size corn tortillas
Preparation: cook and shred chicken, in a bowl mix together all above ingredients, place in tortillas and roll them up, add remaining sauce and chz to the top, bake for 10 to 15 mins at 350. enjoy!
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For a start, you need to widen the range of foods, not just meats, you eat, in order to cut costs and take advantage of any bargains, etc. Try this recipe. It uses the minimum of cheap ingredients. I tried it out with the cheapest pork steaks I could find, and the bones just fell out. It even makes its own apple sauce, and the appley/oniony juices make the most delicious matching gravy - and nothing is wasted. PORK IN CIDER Serves 2 INGREDIENTS 250ml of cider 1 apple 1 onion 2 pork chops or steaks METHOD Pour the cider into a measuring jug. Peel and core the apple, cut it into thick slices and put them into the cider to stop them going brown. Peel the onion and chop it into tiny pieces. Put the onion in the bottom of an ovenproof dish with a lid. Put the meat on top. Add the cider. Arrange the apple slices on top of the pork. Put the lid on the dish. Cook in a preheated oven at 150°C, 300°F, gas mark 2 for about 2 hours. Check the liquid level from time to time and top it up if it starts to dry out. ADDITIONS & ALTERNATIVES Stir 2 heaped teaspoons of gravy granules into the onion and cider left in the dish to make the most delicious gravy. TIPS Any cheap cider (that doesn’t have the word “white” in the name) will do. The long, slow cooking in the alcohol tenderises even the cheapest meat.
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Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last couple years, I'm sure you've heard of the Paleo Diet. Read here https://tr.im/hNcgg
I hate to even call it a diet, because it's really just the real way that humans have eaten for almost 1.9 Million years, as opposed to the modern-day processed food diet full of grains, sugars, and processed vegetable oils.
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Originally Answered: I'm tired of eating fast food. What are some good healthy meals that are easy and cheap to make at home?
Get a crockpot - you can probably find one for a few bucks at a thrift shop, and even new they only cost about $20.
Buy some red beans and an onion, maybe a bulb of garlic, and a package of tortillas. Put two cups of beans in the pot, fill the pot with water overnight (DO NOT turn it on) and in the morning drain off the water and add just enough water to cover the beans, plus about an inch. Put in a little salt - you have to figure how much out yourself. Start on the cautious side, you can always add more. Turn the pot on low and go off to school. If you have salsa, onion, and lettuce around, so much the better.
If you come home at lunchtime, chop up the onion and garlic and add them. (If you're stuck for time, you can do this earlier.) Leave the beans on.
At dinnertime, if you eat meat (I don't), brown some hamburger or sausage in a pan and put it in warm the tortillas, and wrap 'em around the beans, add whatever extras you have on hand.
Vegetarian, this costs about 30 cents per burrito. With meat, 50 to 80. And homemade beans are better than anything you ever got at Taco Bell. Complete protein (grain + legume) plus lots of fiber and B vitamins and iron.
And -- ignore the people who are telling you to buy frozen meals and products like shake&bake. Those are overpriced, overpackaged, and just as loaded with salt and fat as fast-food products.