I’m trying a slightly different format for this Recipe Roundup, since it seems like many of you prefer mostly dinner recipes (and that’s really where I have the most diversity in our meal planning anyway.) All of the following are recipes that we’ve personally made and eaten in the past couple weeks, so I can confidently vouch for their low cost ingredients, ease in preparing and overall taste. If you’ve got a great recipe you’d like to see featured in the roundup, please feel free to contact me here!
1. Banana “Pancakes”: These really do take 5 minutes. I don’t even bother with the blender: just mash them up with a fork and you’re good to go. Great substitute if you’re craving pancakes but you don’t want all the carbs.
2. Flourless Zucchini Apple Muffins: I’ve made a couple batches of these at the beginning of the week for Chase to eat at breakfast. He absolutely loves them and they’re full of good stuff with no refined sugar.
1. Thai Peanut Chicken Salad: One of my new favorites. So delicious and makes enough for a full week’s worth of lunches for one person.
2. Healthy Homemade Chicken Salad: This one is my recipe and it’s super easy to make. Great in a sandwich or over greens like I did here.
1. Parmesan Zucchini + Corn: As I’ve said before, I struggle with side dishes, but this has been my go-to side lately. It takes so little time to make and it’s really delicious. Usually makes enough for us to have it two nights.
2. Creamy Tomato Basil Soup: Very low cost and vegetarian. Great for a meatless meal if you’re trying to cut down on your grocery bill. Goes great with a grilled cheese or panini. Made with Greek yogurt so the “creamy”part isn’t super calorie-laden.
3. Crispy Dijon Smashed Potatoes: This is a new favorite in our house. We had these this week with rotisserie chicken and a salad. The dijon sauce would also make a killer marinade for chicken, which I plan to try ASAP.
4. Cheesy Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole: This recipe makes a TON and tastes like it has all the creamy deliciousness of a cream of chicken or mushroom soup without any of the canned stuff. My son absolutely devours this stuff and we love it too. I’ve also made it vegetarian before by nixing the meat and bulking up the veggies.
5. Southwestern Sweet Potatoes: Surprisingly filling, low cost and incredibly easy to make. Also vegetarian.
What are you eating this week? Leave me your favorite new recipes in the comments!