Curry used to be one of those foods that intimidated me because I had no idea what it was! Let me break it down for you. It's sautéed vegetables with coconut milk, cumin, turmeric, and coriander. Seriously that's it. Even curry paste is optional to create your favorite curry but feel free to add it if you like spicy food! Once you have the base, you can mix in anything you want - like chickpeas and eggplant to create my favorite curry: $2.25 and 45 Minute Eggplant Curry. Your perfect curry is less than $3 and an hour away!
It's true that not many things in life are free, but eating a diet full of delicious vegetables does give you access to free vegetable stock. Oh and I forget to mention, it will be hands down the most incredible vegetable stock you've ever tasted in your life. Why? Because not only it is made from your favorite vegetables, it's served with the good feeling of knowing you did something to combat food waste today.
The purpose of this post is to free you from the belief that you need some expensive course or pre-packaged meal kit to learn how to cook! I'll get right to it - for delicious roasted vegetables, all you need is some fresh vegetables, an oven and a little oil and salt. And 30 minutes. That's it. You heard it here first - there is no one right, perfect way to roast vegetables. Because every vegetable is different. Everyone has different taste buds and people prefer different textures. Which is why cooking is awesome - it's not about getting it right. It's all about what works for you and the ingredients you have. What's important is that with this template you start with some fresh root vegetables from the grocery store and 30 minutes later you have an undeniably healthy dinner or side dish!
Did you know making your own almond butter is as simple as buying almonds and owning a food processor? Seriously that's it. No additional palm oils or preservatives required. Plus when you make a cup of your own for $2 in only 5 minutes, you can really make it your own. For me, that's Honey Espresso or Chai flavored almond butter. Sound delicious? Trust me it is!
Looking for a meal that leaves you feeling powerful, refreshed and ready to take on anything? Then this recipe is for you. This recipe is an awesome combination of two recipes on my blog - $0.15 Overnight Crockpot Black Beans and $2 and 40 Minute Vegetable Soup. Both incredibly delicious on their own and combined they create something magical! With the cost savings and health benefits, you've got nothing to lose and a delicious meal prep go-to recipe to gain!
Did you know that you're only $2.50 away from a seasonal dish that will bring you an incredible amount of joy? Well, you are! This recipe utilizes the entire acorn squash - all the way down to roasting the seeds! - and tops it all off with sautéd vegetables. Furthermore, you'll be left with no dishes in the sink and a sense of accomplishment that can only come from making something yourself!
Looking to surprise your taste buds with a delicious and unique flavor combination? Then you have to make this $0.50 and 90 Minute Zucchini Olive Oil Bread. This savory bread is fully capable of standing on its own and gets even better when enjoyed with a glass of tea! As you dig into your second slice keep in mind that this bread only uses 100% whole wheat flour and has absolutely zero added sugar. Time to get excited about that third slice!
Granola is one of my favorite foods not only to make but also to share. This is my go-to granola recipe that contains only pure ingredients with no added processed sugar for the cost of $0.50 a serving. Make sure to scroll down and check out both the Chocolate Peppermint and Coconut Honey versions!
I can't think of a better way to kick off the new year than with this $0.50 and 70 Minute Whole Wheat Apple Banana Bread made with no added sugar. Bananas and apples are plenty sweet on their own so any extra unhealthy processed sugar is just unnecessary. Plus, there is a cup of nuts packed up inside. It doesn't get any better than that. Start off your new year right by indulging in this healthy treat!
DISCLAIMER: This recipe is pretty much the opposite of everything this blog and I stand for when it comes to healthy eating. But it's Christmas time and everyone is posting cookie recipes full of added sugar. This recipe's first two ingredients: added sugar. We all have a list of guilty pleasures and this recipe is at the top of mine. Please enjoy responsibility!