pennywiseplatter3It’s time! What nourishing tips, ideas, and recipes do you have to share with us today? How do you balance healthy food with being frugal at the same time?

Last week, I really enjoyed Peggy’s idea. It’s so simple, but believe me, it’s really good. I know because we’ve done something like it for a long time.  It’s also great for hot weather. I won’t give it away, but check it out! Thanks Peggy!

This week I share five simple and very frugal meal ideas. What about you? Do you have five stand by dinners that are both frugal and nourishing?  I love something that is easy to throw together, cheap and nourishing too. I hope my ideas are helpful and would love to gather some more from you!

Read the rules here, and format your contribution like the following (don’t forget to include a link back to this carnival in your post!)

Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Five Healthy and Frugal Meals (http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2009/07/five-frugal-and-healthy-meals.html) Today I share five meals that are healthy, easy and frugal. They also happen to be family standby’s so you know they’ve been “family approved”. Check them out!

Pennywise Platter  Carnival

Kimi @ The Nourishing Gourmet Five Healthy and Frugal Meals

Today I share five meals that are healthy, easy and frugal. They also happen to be family standby’s so you know they’ve been “family approved”. Check them out!

Carrie @ Organic and Thrifty. Today I’m sharing a delicous, low-carb, nutrient dense variation on the family favorite: spaghetti with meat sauce. The spaghetti is replaced by homemade, angel-hair zucchini “noodles”. The whole dish, including grass-fed beef is under $5! Please check it out.

Nurturing Wisdom: Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms is a dish full of contrasts. It’s beefy, yet meatless; crunchy, yet velvety smooth; and sweet, yet savory.

This delicious dish is quick and economical as well as versatile. It can be served as the main dish with a side of vegetables or a grain, or on a whole grain bun, or cut up and placed in a salad.

Katie @ Kitchen Stewardship
Want to save money on fruits and vegetables? I offer a short primer on making the most of your grocery store’s reduced produce section, and a form letter asking your store to participate if they don’t have one.

Shannon @ Nourishing Days
My contribution is part 3 in my 4 part series on fermented foods for beginners: Lacto-Fermented Vegetables for beginners


Cara at Health Home and Happiness
Falafel with tahini sauce comes in well under $5 for our family of 3 big eaters. My husband, who normally doesn’t do meatless meals, loves this also.

Jenny @ Nourished Kitchen This week I outlined a series of Healthy Treats for Kids. Each treat is inexpensive, wholesome and appealing to both children and grown-ups alike including almond-stuffed figs, honey custard, sweet potato chips and even a healthy version of strawberry milkshakes.

emily- www.mplsrealfoodlover I am sharing my ideas (and pictures) of packing a frugal and delicious lunch for my husband, read it > here

Amanda @ the Rebuild blog This week I offer a simple power drink made of broth and vegetable juice. It uses food that many of us would have thrown away and, guys, I feel great when I drink it: Bone broth powerhouse drink (with a video from mom).

Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS Pennywise: Stretching Cheese with a Fine Grater
I’ve been racking my brain trying to find things to share in your Pennywise Platter Thursdays! Until this morning, I couldn’t figure out what to share, so I thought I’d have to pass participating this week. But then, I thought of my fine cheese grater from Norpro, which helps me stretch expensive, good quality cheese for twice as many meals.

Ren @ Edible Aria (not your average) Liver and Onions

Sometimes described as metallic or overly strong tasting, mushy or tough or simply uninteresting, beef liver has gotten a bad rap over the years. It doesn’t have to be that way.. pastured beef liver fried with bacon, just-dug onions, brown mushrooms and fresh sage leaves brings this inexpensive, nutritional powerhouse back to the dinner table. Even the kids will dig it!

Millie @ Thinking Outloud Cream of Vegetable Soup
A light and creamy soup perfect for a summer supper. Economical and Easy too.

Diane-TheWHOLEGang What a busy day it’s been. This is a quick dish on the grill that costs very little. I eat some now and save some for different dishes later in the week. It’s great in a fritatta.

Amanda @ Coping with Frugality
Homemade Tamales with Salsa made from the garden!!

Michelle @ Find Your Balance
Pennywise Pizza
Today I’m sharing an easy way to use up leftovers and food that would otherwise go to waste – pizza! Making a delicious whole wheat dough is easier than it sounds. On mine, I combined golden beets, feta and pesto!
And now, it’s your turn! What do you have to share today
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  1. says

    Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms is a dish full of contrasts. It’s beefy, yet meatless; crunchy, yet velvety smooth; and sweet, yet savory.

    This delicious dish is quick and economical as well as versatile. It can be served as the main dish with a side of vegetables or a grain, or on a whole grain bun, or cut up and placed in a salad.

  2. says

    Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS
    Pennywise: Stretching Cheese with a Fine Grater
    http://gnowfglins.com/2009/07/23/pennywise-stretching-cheese-with-a-fine-grater/
    I’ve been racking my brain trying to find things to share in your Pennywise Platter Thursdays! Until this morning, I couldn’t figure out what to share, so I thought I’d have to pass participating this week. But then, I thought of my fine cheese grater from Norpro, which helps me stretch expensive, good quality cheese for twice as many meals.

  3. says

    Ren @ Edible Aria

    (not your average) Liver and Onions

    Sometimes described as metallic or overly strong tasting, mushy or tough or simply uninteresting, beef liver has gotten a bad rap over the years. It doesn’t have to be that way.. pastured beef liver fried with bacon, just-dug onions, brown mushrooms and fresh sage leaves brings this inexpensive, nutritional powerhouse back to the dinner table. Even the kids will dig it!

  4. Jennifer says

    Leftovers Quesadillas! I’ve been trying to use up some leftover chicken and broccoli this week and nothing has come to mind until tonight. Slice up the chicken and some cheese of choice, chop the broccoli (or other cooked vegetable of choice) and cook it in a nice big frying pan size tortilla. Serve with salsa and sour cream, of course!

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  2. […] Last week, there were so many wonderful entries, it’s hard to figure out who to highlight! I guess I will highlight two of my favorites, though it’s tempting to mention many more. I loved Carrie’s recipe for grain free spaghetti noodles, because it’s fast, frugal, yummy, and nutritious! I also greatly appreciated Edible Aria’s post on so very frugal and so very nutritious not your average liver and onions (and he actually makes it look so lovely and delicious! A hard thing to do!). […]

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