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SOCAL_LEE SparkPoints: (40,077)
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8/27/12 10:55 P

We do all kinds of bean soups, also lentils and rice. Eggs are a good, cheap protein source if your family likes omelets, frittatas, or poached or scrambled eggs.

Even cheaper than the "whomp can" and with far fewer preservatives is to make your own pizza dough. 3 cups flour, 1 tbsp. instant yeast, 1 tbsp olive oil, and 3/4-1 cup warm water; stir together; cover and leave in a warmish place for an hour, then roll out. Yum!

STLCARDSFANS05 Posts: 919
8/21/12 8:26 A

i keep whomp cans of bread (pillsbury italian loaf or pillsbury pizza crust) in the fridge. unroll them, stuff them with lean mean, reduced fat cheese and veggies. roll them back up and have stromboli. make a salad on the side and ta-dah...dinner

EELLISON2 SparkPoints: (1,022)
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8/20/12 10:41 A

My favorite thing to do is get a whole chicken (my grocery store has some pretty awesome sales usually) and I roast it in the oven with some olive oil and spices. We have that for supper with veggies. Then I take the leftover chicken and make my own chicken salad. I take the leftover bones and such and make my own chicken broth. It's a few meals in one.

IOWA_MOM SparkPoints: (698)
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6/15/12 12:21 A

Around my town Papa Murphy's (take and bake pizza) has a friday special for a thin curst pepperoni pizza for $4 on Friday nights. My son loves it and the thin crust makes it better for me. Since you bake it at home you could add a variety of veggies to bulk it up!

LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,889
6/14/12 9:03 P

Beans, rice, chicken, lean ground beef, fruit, salads.. add those to your menus.

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ALTRAOICHE Posts: 66
6/14/12 9:54 A

What are your favorite cheap family meals? We are strapped for cash right now and I am running out of options. Lately we have had:

1. Ground lean turkey 1000 ways
2. Whole Wheat spaghetti with veggies
3. Breakfast for dinner (whole wheat toast, eggs, turkey sausage)
4. Crock pot everything

Getting bored. Ideas?

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