chickpea/bean salads "pizzas" made on a tortilla/pita bread with lots of tomato, only a little bit of mozzarella and then lots of veggies on top (I particularly like spinach as it goes crispy under the grill). Sometimes if I have it, sprinkle a tiny bit of feta as well before grilling A frittata/spanish omelette - can slice it up like a quiche but much quicker to make - and nice cold the next day for lunch cous cous/quinoa salad
12/29/12 8:34 A
you'll probably also find great suggestions if you search for "pantry" "cheap" "beans" in the boards. There have been lots of threads discussing "bulk" cooking and purchasing
I love making things in bulk and dividing them into portions to freeze and reheat at a later time. Getting things on sale will accommodate that, and when the price goes up; I'll have a freezer full.
Make your own sandwiches. All need you need is lettuce, spinach or any kind of greens you can eat raw, some kind of meat, I like chicken slices or back bacon (cheaper and less fatty than streaky bacon) and some margarine, you might like to add a slice of cheese if you like.
Or if you're feeling fancy, you can add sliced mushrooms to your sandwich.
Fitness Minutes: (8,197)
12/29/12 6:46 A
For breakfast I like either hard boiled egg or oatmeal and a glass of milk. They are both filling and keep me full out on my route.
My husband eats this 3/4 times a week. One can Steak and Potato Chunky soup with lots of added chicken and a half can sliced mushrooms and a half can sliced carrots. He likes one slice of rye bread with it.
Kinda...Not just that, but if I wasn't cooking for my kids' father as well, I think I could totally do meatless, at least 95% of the year. I LIKE meat. Don't get me wrong, but it's cheaper to eat vegetarian, which is why for me, my mother, and my kids, I'm doing vegetarian 3 nights a week-Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Tonight it was black bean soup made with vegetable broth, and cheese rice. Throw some Frank's Red hot and 1/4 cup of plain non-fat Greek yogurt? OMG, yum.
Fitness Minutes: (78,393)
12/28/12 5:36 P
Fitness Minutes: (38,810)
5,092 12/28/12 5:28 P
Vegan chili Black bean veggie burgers Butternut squash mac and cheese Butternut squash soup (when butternut squash is in season. I got mine for 33 cents a pound, bought 18 pounds of it and froze it) Oatmeal banana pancakes Quiche Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana "Ice Cream"
Fitness Minutes: (25,689)
12/28/12 5:18 P
Veggie Subway sandwich. Or Ham/Turkey Subway sandwich.
Fitness Minutes: (16,740)
12/28/12 5:16 P
Ok don.t laugh....in australia mc donalds offer a garden salad which includes lettuce rocket cucumber and cherry tomatoes all for $2......i always have a 100 grams canned tuna cost 90cents......they also supply a sachet of salad dressing which i never use. So there u have it quick lunch in between travelling between jobs lol with the advantage that the salad is crisp rather then soggy
Fitness Minutes: (78,393)
12/28/12 5:09 P
if you have a wholesale club membership (or know somebody who does) you can find healthy stuff in bulk (brown rice, quinoa, fresh veggies that you can freeze yourself, large packages of frozen vegetables, etc.)
I love brown rice/bulghur/quinoa with steamed vegetables.
watch the grocery store sale papers and buy chicken or other lean meats when they are on special. Portion out and freeze or cook all of it and freeze to use later. And be sure to save the broth you cooked the meat in!
super easy to make your own 'fried' rice: scramble an egg; cook some frozen mixed veggies; add both to cooked brown rice
Edited by: OBIESMOM2 at: 12/28/2012 (17:10)
12/28/12 4:43 P
I like red beans and rice A dish I call hamburger scramble which is hamburger, sautéed veggies ( whatever I have) and canned tomatoes. Add some pasta, rice etc and that's it An omelet with leftover meats and veggies Tuna salad. I get multi packs of tuna at Costco Chef salad Chinese cuisine with lots of veggies and a little meat over brown rice Most anything with eggs or beans I've also learned to reduce my portion sizes on meat especially
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.