Tomorrow is Pennywise Platter Thursday! Today I am going to be sharing five frugal meal ideas.
Cold Pasta Salad (pictured above)
With the sun shining, it’s nice to have some do ahead dishes that can be served cold. Cook up some pasta, saute some veggies and make a simple dressing like my everyday dressing, and your work is done! Coat the cooked pasta and veggies with the dressing and chill. All you need to do is toss a little extra dressing over the pasta before serving and you are set to go. For the above dinner, I used homemade soaked noodles made out of kamut flour and added some white beans as well. It was delicious
Chili and Cornbread
Hearty, family friendly, easy to make, and frugal too! In this post, my friend Stephanie shares her favorites recipes.
Curried Sprouted Lentils with Ginger Cilantro Garlic Sauce
To get more nutrition from your dollar, sprout your lentils! This recipe has been a hit with rave reviews. The sauce makes it come alive. Check it out.
Garam Masala Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk
A family favorite! This soup is filling, flavorful and so creamy. It’s nice that it’s super cheap to make too.
Italian Rice Salad
Super easy and super yummy, another family standby that is a budget cutter as well.
There you have it! Five frugal and healthy meal ideas. What about you? Have anything to share? Share with us tomorrow on Pennywise Platter Thursday!
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The sprouted lentil sounds wonderful. So does the lentil soup. And the rice salad. Yum! All recipes that I look forward to trying.
I just made the pasta salad with your everyday dressing. It turned out delicious, both my husband and I loved it. I used vegetables – pole beans, pepper and carrots – from our garden too! I used Trader Joe’s brown rice pasta as I’m not up to trying the soaked pasta recipe at this point. It was good but tends to become firm again when cold. I though I overcooked it a little to compensate but apparently not enough. Does anyone have any suggestions for this or suggestions of other nutritious pastas available for purchase that might work well here? Thanks!
Pasta is one thing that never goes wrong with my family. Such a great pasta. The entire family loved it. Thank you for sharing this.