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We can eat healthy on a budjet

We have some simple recipes that are good and wont break the bank!



portabella mushrooms stuffed with smoked salmon and prosciutto.


basic cheapo stuffing

a fillet of smoked salmon coarsely chopped

a couple slices of prosciutto coarsely chopped

mix all together

shave a mild cheese of your choice over the top and bake 350 for 5-10 min (basically heating and melting the cheese.


mixed salad with mandarin oranges and raspberry vinaigrette.

Really simple but the taste is amazing. get basic mixed lettuce mandarin oranges and raspberry vinaigrette. that simple.







Meatloaf
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup finely chopped carrot
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup ketchup, divided
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, extra lean (raw)
1 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 large eggs
Cooking spray

Mashed Potatoes
4 cups cubed peeled Yukon gold potato (about 2 pounds)
1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk
1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Garnish
3 tablespoons chopped chives
4 pieces of bacon cooked and them chopped

View the Complete Recipe here:
http://firstlookthencook.com/2011/11/02/meatloaf-cupcakes/

Ingredients


1 lb. ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 (28-oz.) can chopped tomatoes, with juice
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces wide egg noodles
Cooking spray
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese

Directions

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium heat, stirring to break up the lumps, until all of the pink is gone from the meat. Get an adult to help you drain off the fat. Add the onion and the green pepper, and cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, with juice, and the Worcestershire sauce, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to low. Simmer the mixture for about 15 minutes.

2. Fill medium pot half full of water. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring the water to a boil. Stir in the noodles and boil for about 8 minutes, until tender. Get an adult to help you drain the noodles, Return the noodles to the pot. Pour the tomato mixture over the noodles and stir until blended.

3. Put the noodle mixture into a baking dish that you have sprayed with cooking spray. Top with cheese. Bake for about 15 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Enjoy it has a family meal, then refrigerate the leftovers.

4. Take leftovers to school in a small microwave-safe container with a tight-fitting lid. Before heating, unsnap the lid to allow steam to escape. Heat casserole in the microwave oven for about 90 seconds.





Penne in a garden pesto:


  

Ingredients

 

2 cups packed fresh basil leaves

2 cloves garlic

1/4 cup pine nuts

2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, (you can use an olive oil blend it's cheaper)

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1/2 cup freshly grated Parm cheese (use store bought grated cheese it's cheaper)

 

Directions

 

basically put it in a processor and chop it all up then mix it if you don't have a processor, coursly chop every thing mix in the olive oil take the pine nuts put in zip lock bag and pound/crush then add to the mix add salt and pepper to taste it's a great summer healthy meal



LOW CARB LOADED CAULIFLOWER ...

Ingredients:
1 large head of Cauliflower cut into bite size pieces (approx 6 cups)
6-8 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled (Cook ed in oven at 400° for 20 mins)
6 Tbs chopped Chives
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup Sour Cream
2 cups Colby Jack Cheese ( may use cheddar)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425°
In a large pot boil water and cook Cauliflower for 8 - 10 minutes, drain and let cool.
In a large bowl combine sour cream, mayo, 1/2 of crumbled bacon, 3tbs chives, 1 cups of cheese, and cauliflower and mix well... place in baking dish and cover with remaining 1 cup of cheese and rest of bacon crumbles. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melted. top with remaining 3 Tbs chives and serve.