Pennywise Platter Thursday 3/28

It’s time to share your frugal and nourishing tips and recipes! Where do you shop for quality food at a lower price? What recipe saves a penny? How do you balance a budget with nourishing food? Share here.

Please read through the three simple rules for those participating. This helps keep the quality of our carnival. Please read them through before linking and thanks again for your continued participation.

1) No linking to giveaways or promotions for affiliates or sponsors. One thing that I’ve noticed increasingly on Pennywise Platter is that I am getting more and more promotional pieces for affiliates or sponsors and a lot of giveaways. I’ve decided to keep Pennywise less “commercial” and more in tune with the spirit of the carnival by not allowing these links anymore. There was nothing wrong with those of you who linked to them, I just think that it will protect the integrity of our carnival better without them. Plus, it makes our links valuable in the future as well. A link to a giveaway three months old isn’t going to be worth browsing in three months time, but a link to a recipe for a frugal soup would be. I will be deleting any giveaway links or promotional links.

2) Keep the ingredients “nourishing”, such as whole grains, meats, vegetables, legumes, unrefined salt and sugars, chicken, etc. I am not going to be an ingredient police every week, but if there is a link to a post that is obviously not filling any of the criteria for healthy (for example, a white flour, white sugar birthday cake), I will delete that link. However, feel free to post vegetarian, vegan, raw, low-carb ,paleo, vegan, etc.

3) Link back to the carnival This is common carnival courtesy. And more then that, it helps build the community of the carnival as you are sending your readers to others participating. And please, as a blogger, check out other’s posts and leave a comment as well! I know that we would all love to hear from each other.

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I love beautiful and simple food that is nourishing to the body and the soul. I wrote Fresh: Nourishing Salads for All Seasons and Ladled: Nourishing Soups for All Seasons as another outlet of sharing this love of mine. I also love sharing practical tips on how to make a real food diet work on a real life budget. Find me online elsewhere by clicking on the icons below!

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  1. says

    I left a recipe for Wild Paleo Minty Macaroons. They use Brazil nuts, coconut shreds, coconut oil and stevia among other yummy whole food dessert ingredients. Also my chocolate dipped millet crispy treats are very cheap, puffed millet cereal (Organic Arrowhead Mills) is just $2/bag at my local health food store! Mister Linky’s Magical Widget confused me by asking me for “my name”! So there’s two links on there 😉 Thanks for hosting!
    -Kayleigh Jean

  2. says

    I left a recipe for Lemon Rosemary Lamb! I love Lamb on Easter (although I don’t Always make it!) It just has spiritual significance. Happy Easter!
    *Sorry that the picture is of my blog cover photo (Kale Chips)! It is the only picture it would let me use, sorry about that! 🙂

  3. says

    One of my favorite. fast and easy family dinners utilizes my crockpot or you can cook it on the stove if you forget to get the crockpot going in the morning. This meal is high in fiber and all the kids gobble it up!

    Tex Mex Chicken
    1 pound frozen chicken tenderloins or breasts
    1 package of frozen corn
    1 small jar of your favorite organic salsa
    1 can of lentils (pre-cooked and organic)
    1 can of pinto or chili beans (organic)
    1 small container or box of cream cheese (organic)

    Dump it all into a crockpot, except for the cream cheese. Set crock pot to low and cook 6-8 hours depending on chicken. When finished cooking, shred chicken in pot and add cream cheese. This dish is so versatile you can add to the top of brown rice or put into corn tortillas for soft tacos. I have also used this for a hearty dip during my kids slumber parties.

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