Do you have any tried and true healthy recipes?

United States
September 12, 2007 10:56am CST
I am looking form made from (at least mostly) scratch recipes. Food prices are on the rise, but my income is not. I feed my two children and myself, as well as my nephew. Our food budget seems to be only lasting about three weeks out of the month, when it used to last four or five weeks. My income is less during the winter, so I am trying to plan some healthy, cheap menus to get us through. I am wondering if anyone has some recipes that they would be willing to share.
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@soccermom (3200)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Spaghetti suace! LOL That's the first thing I thought of. I make homemade spaghetti sauce in big batched and it comes in sooo handy. We feed a family of 5 and I totally relate to what you are saying. One night I'll make spaghetti and meatballs, freeze the left over sauce and I have it for lasagna, baked mostaciolli with sausage, linguine with vegetables, etc... It's alot cheaper than buying the jarred stuff, better for you and convenient.
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• United States
23 Sep 07
Thank you. Do you mind sharing your recipe for the sauce, or is it a family secret? We have never made homemade pasta sauce, but have heard that it is much better than the store bought stuff.
• United States
30 Sep 07
Sheperd's Pie. Potatoes are inexpensive and you can buy the cheapest meat (ground beef) and veggies like carrots, mushrooms and something green for the kids like broccoli! :) You can cook the meat and veggies together to make it a one pot deal so you have less work. The kids can mash the potatoes for you. Then you put it all together in a baking dish with the mashed potatoes on top, bake in the oven for 20 minutes and dinner is ready.
• United States
30 Sep 07
We do this, actually, as healthily as possible. We brown the meet on a lower heat with extra virgin olive oil, and we rince it when done. We have also cut our meat down by almost have and use more vegetables. We boil the potatoes and mash with no milk or butter. We put the meat on the bottom, then the vegetables with 1/2 cup of vegetable liquid. Then we smooth the potatoes on top. We then serve with a little sour cream.