Have you ever felt guilty about buying convenience foods? We assume they're usually much more expensive than if we make the item ourselves. One convenience food that I tend to buy is frozen lasagna- on busy days it is definitely nice to just put it in the oven and use the prep time to do… Continue reading Is Homemade Lasagna Really Cheaper? | A Comparison
I didn't like tomatoes, broccoli, avocados, and a variety of other things as a kid, which is kind of ironic now that I'm a vegetarian and love all of them. I hope my daughter will enjoy a variety of foods as well, so it's been fun to come up with new mixes and see… Continue reading Need Some New Baby Food Ideas? Try Some Of These!
I usually throw away last week's meal plan (which I am rethinking since it's hard to come up with meal ideas sometimes), but I decided to keep last month's meal ideas in case you need some new ones! I typically eat leftovers or sandwiches for lunch and a frozen pizza once or twice a week for dinner, so… Continue reading A Month’s Worth Of Dinners
Flaxseed is widely touted as a health food- it contains fiber, and is a great source of Omega 3's, which is great if you are vegetarian or don't like fish. Flax seeds aren't cheap though- a tiny container of them from the grocery store can be $8.00. I always wondered if the seeds have any… Continue reading Why Flax Seeds Are A Waste Of Money
I had a bit of chocolate left over after making chocolate covered Nutter Butters, so I decided to make these salted chocolate apricots. They are delicious! And adding fruit to chocolate makes it healthier, right? All you need is chocolate chips, wax paper, coarse sea salt, and apricots. The directions are similar to the ones… Continue reading Salted Chocolate Apricots
Two of these are from Kilwin's, and two are homemade. Which is which? Ok, I made the ones on the right. But they tasted exactly the same, for less than half the cost. Because the ones on the left were $1.50 each, my husband and I only bought two when we were at Kilwin's recently.… Continue reading Chocolate Covered Nutter Butters
When my sisters and I were kids, we would peel the lids off of single-serve snack size yogurts (the kind that came in a 6-pack), stick a spoon in each, and freeze them overnight to make "popsicles." They were so good that I wondered if I could do the same with greek yogurt (since it… Continue reading Yogurt Popsicles
Usually most omnivore weddings don't have many vegetarian options. So I was pleasantly surprised to attend two weddings this summer with two delicious vegetarian entrees- one had baked mac & cheese, and the other had polenta & goat cheese stuffed peppers. The peppers were so good that I made a version of my own. I… Continue reading Polenta & Goat Cheese Peppers
I've had this recipe for ages so I'm not sure where it's from, but it's very easy to make and quite tasty so I wanted to share with you. It is "medium spicy" with the amount of spices called for in the recipe. It tastes great the second day, too. The ingredients are pretty basic/inexpensive… Continue reading One Pot Veggie Chili
This is a meal with two versions so that both vegetarians and meat-eaters will enjoy it. Click the title for the full recipe.
This is so easy to assemble but so tasty! Toast an everything bagel, then add mayo, sliced avocado sprinkled with salt/pepper, sun dried tomato, a sprinkle of pine nuts, and 2 slices of provolone cheese. Enjoy! If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it below:
A different twist on an ice cream sandwich that is easy to make for your next get together! I was watching Chopped on The Food Network and was inspired to see what dessert I could make with the ingredients I had on hand. I used a mix of toffee pretzels, a chocolate bar… Continue reading The Ultimate Ice Cream Sandwich
Quinoa is high in iron and protein without having a lot of carbs. This is one of my easy "using up what I have recipes" that turned out pretty tasty! You can eat it hot or cold, and add chicken and/or cheese for the non-veg. friends/family in your life. If you enjoyed… Continue reading Vegan Quinoa Salad
There's a plethora of lunch ideas on Pinterest (and the pictures! They're so pretty!) but here's the dilemma: I pack my husband's lunches, and he likes sandwiches for lunch. As in, only sandwiches, with some snack items. Which means that things could get boring very quickly. So I'm on a quest to find simple but interesting… Continue reading 10 Quick & Tasty Sandwich Ideas
I've always known that it's cheaper to eat at home than eat out, but I'd never figured out just how much cheaper it is. I did the math for this meal and was surprised: $5.14 total, or $1.72 per serving. When a dinner out for two (without appetizers, drinks, or dessert) can easily be $30… Continue reading Dinner For $1.72: Mixed Veggies With Pine Nut Couscous
Berries and salad greens were on sale this week, which was great for making this easy & colorful salad. It's perfect as a healthy side dish to bring to your 4th of July party or BBQ. If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it below:
Mix up your normal bagel-with-cream cheese routine by toasting an "everything" bagel and adding pecan cream cheese, sliced white cheddar, and apple slices. It makes a quick and easy breakfast- yum! If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it below:
This is a filling vegan meal high in protein, iron and fiber- it would also be great served over rice or quinoa. Click the featured image for the post and recipe! If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it below:
This curry variation is vegetarian tested, omnivore approved! It doesn't involve much chopping and dicing, and only two saucepans, which I like. It's a good way to use up frozen vegetables, too! The raisins add a nice touch of sweetness to balance out the medium spices of the curry sauce. If you enjoyed… Continue reading Vegetable Curry #2
Using pre-cooked chicken cuts the prep time for this to about 15 minutes, making it a good weeknight dinner choice. This was inspired by a salad in a restaurant that was $14.50 a plate- it definitely didn't cost $29.00 to make this version! Click the photo for the full recipe.