FROM A PROFESSIONAL CHEF TO YOU: The tricks that anyone should know when they buy food.
My 11yo niece wants to learn to cook so we made these together: Vietnamese Summer Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
LPT: When you pick up your children from school, bring some healthy food with you like carrots or cucumber. The kids are usually starved and will eat anything.
Watermelon and Whole Fruit Popsicle
Personal milestone: I ate a whole package of mixed greens before it went bad.
I grew up poor now I am comfortably middle class but still love some struggle meals. What were some of your favorites?
First time making Turkey Pot Pie from scratch. Made with homemade stock from turkey bones and veggie scraps and homemade pie crust. It was damn delicious. I am proud of myself today.
Crispy Chickpeas! My favorite study snack and a great, healthy substitute for chips if you're looking for a little crunch
Scallion Hua Juan! They're Chinese steamed flower buns - quite soft but still have a slight bite, savoury and flavoured with chopped scallions
Making your own salad dressing is usually cheaper and healthier than the bottled versions, so I put together a helpful how-to so people can learn the basics of making your own dressings. All 13 base recipes are in the comments!
My boyfriend used to drink juice, then I introduced him to fruity herbal iced tea! ($0.75-1.00 depending on brand and sale for 2L of tea)
It’s okay if you’re journey evolves!I started with smoothie bags and melted peanut butter on chicken but I kept the same goals. Breakfast, lunch and snacks, all week, twenty dollars or less.
Roast broccoli, cauliflower, and butternut squash with spicy BBQ chicken: lunches around $2.50 each
Please, please dig through the back of your fridge and cupboards before opening any of your newly purchased self-stable food.
Discussion: Time is expensive and it should be a factor in your cheap/healthy food decisions.
Keep all your vegetable scraps in the freezer and turn them into delicious veggie broth! It costs next to nothing and can be used in so many soups and dishes.
I wrote a small cook book for easy, delicious, cost-conscious recipes for the quarantine! Recipes range from super simple to somewhat fancy.
If you're bored of eating Western style eggs, try cooking it Thai style instead!
My guide to feeding yourself when your mental health is garbage
Gingery Chicken and Rice Noodle Soup with Crispy Garlic
Chicken thighs are highly underrated
My "Eat Cheap And Healthy" savior.
Lightened up Fettuccine Alfredo & Blackened Cajun Chicken (Recipe!)
Jambalaya and Red Beans & Rice are almost unfair with the amount of flavor/volume/satisfaction returned on effort/cost invested. Both amazing. Links in comments.
Flour tortilla recipe anyone can make
I asked for help to make it through the week with groceries. You told me that I should make a big pot of chili. I did, and even the boyfriend who hates beans said it was “amazing.” I am here to share my recipe with you!
Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles
Ummmm... How do you eat healthy when you can only afford to pay 60 per week for two people and you don’t have access to a kitchen?
Healthier Baked Orange Chicken Recipe
My husband just asked why I have a “ziplock of garbage” in the freezer
How poaching 4 eggs at a time turned out for me. I usually can't poach one egg correctly.
I've been marinating zucchini slices and using it on pizza instead of pepperoni or salami
Recently took someone's suggestion on this subreddit and cooked lentils into quinoa. Feeling spontaneous, I also added two eggs, topped them with nutmeg, and pan fried various vegetables. I feel proud of myself as a noob cook! 😊
Cheap and simple chicken mushroom stew with baked broccoli and baguette. 20 Euro for 6 persons and a realy nice meal 😍
Game changer for the past half year has been making fresh (semolina, eggless) pasta. Here in orecchiette shape with broccoli.
On your suggestions and encouragement, I (a very picky and unhealthy eater) made a big first step: I made vegetable puree soup! And ate it!
Tip: despite the name, you do not have to make overnight oats the night before. Rolled oats only need about 10 minutes of soak time before they’re good to go.
Protip: Cucumber slices in a bowl with balsamic vinegar with sesame seeds makes a good snack
Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps
I don't know where to post this, but at 18, I'm finally going to put my recipes in my own custom cookbooks! I've always wanted to do it, so I'm very excited!
Life hack: Put the inedible bottom part of romaine in a shallow pool of water & place in the sun — unlimited lettuce!
Gingery chicken and rice noodle soup with crispy garlic - recipe by u/NerdsWithKnives
100% Plant-Based Mexican Chorizo | high protein, cheap, and versatile for everything
Guys. The food pantry is amazing.
Red bean paste buns (chinese steamed buns) - pre made/dim sum ones are very sweet and the paste is cooked in oil, the homemade paste we make traditionally doesn't use oil + the sweetness level can be adjusted to your own preference!
My first time making bread!! So proud 😍 With walnuts and carrots and I had to try and make little pumpkin shapes - it worked 🎃
Savory oatmeal is a game changer.
Mediterranean spread - arugula caprese, homemade hummus, Persian cukes with feta, kalamata olives, and za'atar, and flatbread
Frozen grapes are the perfect cheap and very healthy cold snack alternative to popsicles and ice cream!
Blueberry Yogurt Cheesecake 🍰 (287 for the whole thing!)
Is a rice cooker a good investment?
Rice Bowls with Vietnamese-Style Meatballs and Carrot and Daikon Pickles
Wikipedia has a COOKBOOK!
Meal prep ultra! So I went over on the thanksgiving budget which happens. Luckily I only had to buy an extra 10 dollars in groceries to make my meal prep!
Chickpea Salad Sandwich Filling Recipe (this basically got me through college)
I'm so tired of the commodity of 30 minute recipes. You can eat delicious food with tasty, cheap ingredients if you just give them time to cook!
In tired of drinking only water and the occasional beer, what are some healthy drinks without tons of sugar, even Gatorade and body armor seems like too much.
Sage & Browned Butter Ravioli
What are some quick, savory breakfasts, that aren’t eggs, that would help me kick my bagel and cream cheese addiction?