If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m a huge fan of starting off my day with a delicious breakfast! Thankfully breakfast does not need to be time consuming or expensive! It’s time to insert this $0.50 and 5 Minute Oat Breakfast Cake into your morning routine and make sure that no matter how much time you have in the morning, you always have time for breakfast!
Know Your Ingredients, Know Your Costs
Rice – the definition of a food I thought I should have known how to cook but didn’t. So I never made it. Because I was too afraid of being embarrassed by potentially screwing up a food that I thought everybody knows how to make. First of all, so not true – I’d argue most people struggle with rice – hence the microwave bag of rice industry. And this negative thought process used to apply to almost everything in the kitchen which led to a lot of rotisserie chicken with a microwaveable bag of rice meals. Sound familiar? For me, that was the go-to meal Year 1 out of college. It’s time to add rice to the growing list of your kitchen capabilities and trade up to $1.25 Crockpot Turmeric Shredded Chicken and $0.25 and 30 Minute Rice or Quinoa! Also, yes I know that rice and quinoa aren’t the same things – but lucky for you they can be cooked the exact same way! Two delicious, versatile recipes in one post! Lucky you!
I’m talking delicious, bulk recipes that require minimal touch time – only a little over an hour for a week’s worth of lunches and snacks – that will delight and sustain you from one lobster dinner to the next.
Meal prepping is all about finding quick ways to make large quantities of delicious food. Which makes this overnight black bean recipe the epitome of a great meal prep recipe! Just 5 minutes of touch time, some planning ahead (you are meal prepping after all…), and $0.15 worth of ingredients per serving and you’ll have created a healthy, versatile dish that pairs with just about any protein or vegetable you can think of!
Not many people are indifferent about lentils (just like Brussels Sprouts!) – either you love them or you avoid them. This straightforward recipe aims to create more lentil lovers by showing how to make delicious, $0.15 per serving lentils in less than an hour with minimal touch time! All these factors make lentils the perfect dish to have cooking away in the background while you meal prep!
Looking for a way to make strides towards your health and financial goals at the same time? Work-week meal prepping is a great place to start! Combine this healthy shredded chicken with frozen vegetables and olive oil and in 30 minutes you’ll have all your lunches for the next two weeks covered. Free your mind to think about more important problems than what you’re going to eat for lunch today!
What makes eggs better? Pesto. What makes beans better? Pesto. What makes salad better? Pesto. What makes my life better? Pesto (and my beautiful, loving girlfriend, of course!). I think you’re starting to see the theme here. Pesto makes everything better. And what makes better, even better? A jar of almond cashew pesto that only costs $6 and can be made in 10 minutes.