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    Default Danielle's Under 5$ meals

    I won't be so presumptuous to think that this could be a sticky, but I intend to post cheap healthy recipes in this thread.

    Please feel free to add your own.

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    Butternut Squash Soup:

    Total Cost: $1.15, fed 2 adults and 2 small kids lunch. Served with crackers or bread.

    1 teaspoon olive oil ($0.10?)
    1 clove garlic, minced ($<0.10)
    1/2 cup chopped onion($0.20)
    1 tsp dry sage ($<0.10)
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
    3 cups fat-free chicken broth ($0.25, used liquid oxo+water)
    1 1/2 lbs butternut squash cubed (0.50 on sale at market!)

    Directions
    Add oil, garlic and onion to large stockpot over medium heat.
    Saute for 3-4 minutes.
    Add sage, salt, pepper, broth and squash.
    Bring to a boil.
    Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes (or until squash has a tender consistency).
    Use stick blender to lightly puree, leaving some chunks, or puree half of the soup in a food processor or blender and return to pot.

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    Bump! It seems like a lot of us are broke right now.

    I try to do everything with beans instead of meat. I make a vegetarian chili recipe that makes way more than we need, and freeze the extra, or sometimes will puree the leftovers and use it as dip for tortilla chips that I bake out of expired tortillas. I should learn how to make my own tortillas maybe...

    Other people have posted a couple things that are easy and cheap and yummy.
    http://forum.londonmoms.ca/29936-isa...cutlets-delish
    http://forum.londonmoms.ca/29936-isa...cutlets-delish

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    Veg chili

    Can of tomatoes
    Can of tomato paste
    Can of black beans
    Can of white kidney beans
    (or any other kinds of beans that you like)
    Onion
    Ontario garlic
    Thyme
    Chili powder
    Salt

    Mix all together and cook over low heat.

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    Ham Quiche: Under $3 for one 9“ pie
    1 deep dish pie shell ($1.99 for a 2 pack often on sale)
    5-6 eggs
    1/4-1/3 cup of milk
    1 can of ham (or turkey)($1.00 on sale often)

    Mix everything together, pour into pie crust and bake 40 minutes at 350. Simple and yummy. Cheese and veggies optional. I usually add mushrooms and peppers to half of it.

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