I know that you said fresh veggies are so expensive, but if you look at the processed and prepackaged foods, fresh fruits and veggies are actually cheaper in the long run. Many small towns in Alberta have farmer's markets running from May long weekend through September. I know there is a big one in Calgary, and I am sure there will be one in Edmonton somewhere. I buy many of my veggies at Sobey's (but watch, some Sobey's stores have fruit that is sticky with pesticides - Walmart too.) I find the Co-ops have decent produce at not a bad price too.
I like to do stirfrys with sweet peppers, onions, carrots, celery, and cauliflower. Toss in a small amount of sauce for flavor (Don't follow the instructions on the jars that tell you to use half a jar, a couple of tablespoons will add flavor without drowning the veggies.)
I also make many homemade soups. That way, I can cut down on the salt. A favorite of mine is a zucchini and ham soup seasoned with nutmeg (I add carrots and potatoes too.) The veggies are cooked and pureed before small bites of ham are added into the soup. That gives it a "cream" consistency without any cream. If you want the recipe, drop me line and I'll send it to you.
I'm not very fond of most bread, but occassionally, I do an open-faced sandwich, that way I get some bread but am not overwhelmed by it. As it was said earlier, wraps and pita bread are great alternatives.
You already prep some of your meals for easy meals. I spend a day or two every couple of weeks cutting up veggies, cooking and freezing my meals. Homemade TV dinners can be great for those days when your family doesn't agree.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love, and of self-control.
II Timothy 1:7
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