It’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
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?