Now that I have a toddler AND a newborn, I am officially a BUSY mom. What other kind of mom could leave the house only to realize in public that her daughter has two right shoes on?
That’s me. A busy, constantly hungry, tandem-nursing real food mom . . . on a budget. My proverbial plate is full, but that won’t feed my family:) That’s why this week I am focusing on easy, cost conscious recipes that don’t skimp on flavor!
A perfect complement to the changing seasons, this decadent soup is an “elixir filled with healthy vitamins, gelatin, protein and bone enriching minerals like calcium and magnesium . . . Onions are rich in sulfur and allicin which help maintain a healthy immune system. It’s origins are in the french countryside, where peasants had little and did their best to draw the nutrients out of everything they cooked,” says recipe creator Alex from A Moderate Life.
But enough about how good it is for you, the important thing to know about this dish it that it is mouth-wateringly delicious, inexpensive and easy to make. How much more perfect can a dish be?
Check out A Moderate Life for the recipe!
I live in the land of Tex-Mex. Beans are our specialty. Baked, boiled, refried . . . just leave it to us because we’re experts. When prepared properly, meals based on beans can be satisfying and frugal. Although prep for this dish is really quick, you’ll need to get started the night before with this refried bean recipe (if you prefer them whole omit the last step with the potato masher). From there, use leftovers or whatever you have on hand to:
A) Create a yummy masterpiece
B) Clean out your fridge
C) Save money by using ingredients you already have instead of buying more
For the rest of the recipe, check out Nourishing Days.
Inexpensive, nourishing and packed with protein, omelettes are just too good to limit to breakfast! If you don’t know how to make one here are some great instructions. A cast iron skillet is a great non-stick alternative to teflon.
Filling ideas are: pastured bacon, cheese, onion, spinach, mushrooms, diced tomatoes,
Topping ideas: salsa, sour cream, cheese, onion, chives
Bon appetite, ya’ll!