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Assemble a Family Dinner For Under $10? Yes. And Here Are 5 Suggestions To Make It Healthier

Winter squash is easy to prepare and a good source of vitamins A and K

Winter squash is budget-friendly in season, easy to prepare and a good source of vitamins A and K

by donR May 5, 2016

Cooking wholesome meals on a limited budget can be challenging.  By “wholesome” we mean the meal satisfies the nutritional needs of family members. The $10 meal price is calculated by keeping  the cost of the main ingredients under $8 and simply add $2 for the pantry items like flour, condiments, planned-overs, and spices.

So, if at the end of the month, you have spent, on average, $10 per main meal and have eaten a rainbow of whole foods, you deserve a “Gold Star” and are welcome to share your ideas with the rest of our audience! Continue reading

$10 Family Meal Challenge #5: One-Skillet Meals

a whole meal can be made in a skillet.

a whole meal can be made in a skillet.

One skillet meals can be very budget-friendly, especially when planned-overs are used. However, you may find it difficult to find a recipe that fits.  Here are some tips and tricks that may give you skillet meal ideas and avoid a trip to the grocer. Continue reading