Friday, October 21, 2011

Menu for the week

Rigatoni with pancetta, kale and ricotta/Salad
Home made whole wheat pizzas/Salad
Black bean soup/Corn bread
Chicken with morels/Mashed potatoes and rutabaga/Salad. I have been dying to eat chicken with morels for a while now...  Morels mushrooms are expensive but a little goes a long way. I tried this recipe for the first time last year when we were in France at this restaurant:
I will be trying this recipe(go here) and using morels I got in NYC reasonably priced.

Breakdown:

Aldi $25
Kroger $30
Costco $4

In my quest to continue eating more vegetables and save some money I have gather a list of veggies that you can buy for really cheap:

$1 Diet Find: Rutabaga

Health benefits include: high fiber, vitamin C, folate, calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium. Try replacing your favorite high-carb potato dish, (like mashed potatoes, potato hash, over fries) with rutabagas. The bottom line: Rutabagas are versatile, healthy and cost just $.37 per serving.

$1 Diet Find: Kale

Health benefits include: calcium, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C and K, manganese, fiber, folate, iron and potassium. Kale costs just $.75 per serving – it’s even cheaper if you plant it yourself. Kale is resistant to frost and thrives from summer through late autumn, practically growing itself. Click here for a kale chip recipe - My kids cannot get enough of them!

$1 Diet Find: Butternut Squash

Health benefits include: vitamins A, B1, B3, B6, C and E, folate, calcium, potassium and fiber. Butternut squash can be purchased for as little as $.39 per serving, and can be roasted as a delicious autumnal side dish or pureed into soup. Click here for my cream of butternut squash recipe.

Go here for more information about eating healthy on a budget

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