As we work together to stay happy and healthy during this time of social distancing and efforts to avoid illness, we find ourselves searching for things to do. Try cooking one of these easy and inexpensive meals!
Mediterranean Pasta Salad
1 box penne or other pasta: $1.19
Can of diced tomatoes: 99 cents
Can of chickpeas: 99 cents
Sliced olives: 99 cents
1/4 cup Italian dressing: 50 cents
Total cost: $4.66 6 Servings
Great for any occasion, this yummy mix pleases the palate while providing a healthy variety of essentials such as grains, vegetables, and protein.
Directions Simply boil your pasta, and throw all your ingredients on top! Of course, you can add more if you'd like, such as cucumbers and meat.
Grilled Chicken and Sweet Potato Fries
6 chicken breasts: $8
4 sweet potatoes: $2
Barbecue sauce: $1
Total cost: $11.00 6 Servings
Start by washing four sweet potatoes then cutting them into half-inch thick circles.
Put them in a bowl, drizzle them with olive oil until they’re covered all over, then lay them flat on a baking sheet.
Sprinkle the potatoes with your favorite cajun seasoning then bake them at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.
In the meantime, fire up the grill and cook six chicken breasts until they’re no longer pink in the middle.
Serve both with barbecue sauce.
Enjoy this yummy dish with baked chicken, grilled chicken, or pan fried!
Pot Roast with Vegetables
Rump roast: $10
6 potatoes: $2
Small bag carrots: $2
Total cost: $14 10 Servings
This meal is perfect for fall, winter, or any time you are due for some meat and potatoes. It's also super easy, and it makes the house smell amazing!
Place a small rump roast in your crock pot and cover it with water.
Cook on high for three hours then add some chopped-up potatoes and peeled carrots, plus a bit of salt and pepper.
Cook for another three or four hours and serve.
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