Recipes to feed the fam on such a tight budget?
So, while at college I learned to eat very vegan mostly because of the health benefits (and for a little animal love). But I also was able to spend a LOT less because I was buying more local produce and eating mostly veggies etc etc.
So, when I came home for the summer, my family (me, mom, step dad, two younger cousins 5 and 7) is going through some SERIOUS financial stress. Using my shopping and cooking habits from college, I was able to cut the grocery bill by 50 bucks! But I want to be sure everyone gets plenty of nutrients and variety. I am still kind of new with the concept of where to get vitamins from. (Example: I have an iron deficiency and I replaced meat with TONS of spinach and it works)
Recipe example: I replaced oatmeal with different kinds of rice mixed with berries and I make lots of veggie gumbos (they are filling and feed for days)
Wow I typed too much. Long story short. Recipes please? They don't HAVE to be vegan or vegetarian. It's just that veggies last longer in our house
- 7 years agoFavorite Answer
First of all, oatmeal is WAY better for you than rice, so please do not replace. Oats are dirt cheap so I don't even know why you would do that and oats have more nutrients than rice, more protein and fiber. Cheap nutritious meals (I'm a poor vegetarian bodybuilder, so I know).
Beans and rice
H20- always free!! Use Brita
Spaghetti with black bean sauce
Oats mixed with berries and nuts
baked tortilla with salsa
Pasta and peas
potato salad with scallions
Veggie fried rice