Friday, December 19, 2008

3 Family Meals under $10.00

I wanted to give families three healthy meals they could make over the holidays that each cost less than $10.00. I know a lot of us have company coming and can't afford to spend hundreds of extra dollars for food! These meals are for a family of four, but there will be left-over bread, eggs and chili. Registered Dietitian Hannah Lee from Methodist Medical Center came up with these options. I am thrilled with her suggestions. They are easy, affordable, healthy and my kids will actually eat them!

Meal #1

1. Lean ground beef-drain the fat before cooking (I use turkey)
2. Onion
3. 1/2 green pepper
4. 2 cans crushed tomatoes
5. 1 can tomato puree
6. 1 can kidney beans
7. 2 cans hot kidney beans

Corn Bread
1. 1 can corn

1. 2 cans of light pears

Meal #2

1. Whole wheat rotini
2. Marinara sauce
3. Mozzarella cheese

Fresh Green Beans
(or another vegetable that is on sale)

Garlic Bread
1. Whole wheat loaf
2. Butter
3. Garlic powder
4. Mozzarella cheese

(the unsweetened generic brand)

Meal #3

Egg Casserole
1. Eggs
2. Hash brown potatoes
3. Shredded cheddar cheese
4. 1/2 green pepper
5. Broccoli
(you can substitute egg whites for less cholesterol)

Fruit Salad
1. Oranges
2. Bananas

I hope this makes your week a little easier! We used all generic items when shopping. Hannah says there really isn't much of a difference with these particular products.

-NewsAnchorMom Jen

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Sharon said...

The egg casserole sounds good, I love breakfast for dinner and so do my kids :)

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