Protein-Based Recipes

Veggie Chili on the Cheap


  Check out this super simple veggie chili recipe that comes in at just $0.52 per serving.

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10-Minute Black Bean Taco


 Looking for a meatless meal? These black bean tacos are a tasty and filling meal where you won’t miss the meat. 

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Split Pea Soup


Simmering this soup for hours keeps your kitchen warm on a cold winter day.  

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Easy Quiche


This simple quiche is a great, versatile way to feed a crowd.  

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Granola Bars


Who doesn’t love granola bars? Check out this super simple recipe with a classic flavor combination. 

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Half Veggie Burgers


Want to make your ground meat go further? This recipe makes 8 hearty burgers with only 1 pound of ground meat. 

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Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf


Meatloaf is a dinnertime classic. Check out this flavorful version. 

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5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Energy Bites


These simple energy bites are easy to make and pack a lot of nutrition into each bite. 

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Huevos Rancheros with Fresh Salsa


This tasty breakfast is super filling and easy to make.

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Grain-Based Recipes

Cold Asian Noodles


This is a simple, tasty dish that you can easily modify for what you have on hand.  

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4-Ingredient Chicken Rice Casserole


This recipe is a family favorite with only 4 ingredients and takes 5 minutes of prep time. 

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Bulk Breakfast Burritos


With this simple recipe, you can make your own breakfast burritos for less than $0.75 each.

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Dairy-Based Recipes

5-Ingredient Broccoli Cheese Soup


Try this easy-to-make, tasty soup.

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Cottage Cheese Pancakes


These pancakes are delicious and high in protein!

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Grilled Cheese Sandwich


This recipe includes step-by-step instructions for making a classic comfort food.

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Fruit-Based Recipes

Sarah's Applesauce


Homemade applesauce is a tasty comfort food that is simple to make. 

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Mandarin Orange Salad


This delicious salad takes only 5 minutes of prep and has only 4 ingredients! 

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Baked Apples


Sweet, simple, and healthy! You can’t go wrong with this dish!

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Vegetable-Based Recipes

Roasted Butternut Squash


Roasted butternut squash makes a colorful and tasty side dish with any meal. 

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Tomato & Cabbage Soup


This vegetable soup is great anytime of the year. Make it your way by adding your favorite seasoning.

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Corn Succotash


This crowd-pleasing dish is a wonderful source of meatless protein and fiber. 

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Cooking Resources

Eat Well on $4/Day: Good and Cheap

Enjoy the format of scrolling through an entire cookbook? Here’s a cookbook you can download free with creative recipes, beautiful pictures, and all the meals were priced to eat well on $4 a day.  

(Also available in Spanish: Aliméntate Bien a 4$ al Día: Bueno y Barato)

Author: Leanne Brown  


Eat Well on $4/Day: Good and Cheap (pdf)


Aliméntate Bien a 4$ al Día: Bueno y Barato (pdf)


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