Delicious Summer Salad: Get Healthy For Only $1.38 Per Serving

Delicious Summer Salad: Get Healthy For Only $1.38 Per Serving

When it comes to summertime and fresh produce, most of us are pretty lucky to have the options we do. Here in North Carolina, one of the largest agricultural producers in the United States, our choices are more than plentiful. This gives us so many choices to find awesome ingredients for a delicious summer salad. Summer Salad Benefits We are great fans of the summer salad because it is a … Read more

Individual Cassava Cheese Pizzas: $2.28 Per Serving

Individual Cassava Cheese Pizzas: $2.28 Per Serving

Whether you have a large or small family, everybody can agree on pizza for dinner. Since pizza is sometimes too expensive, not healthy, and nobody can ever agree on topping choices, we came up with our own solution. We now make our own individual cassava cheese pizzas, and they are a huge hit! And since my family enjoys it so much, I wanted to share this easy, cost-effective recipe so … Read more

Citrus Chili Chicken With Vegetable Pasta: $2.50 Per Serving

Citrus Chili Chicken With Vegetable Pasta: $2.50 Per Serving

Chicken is one of those ingredients that is widely used because it is easy to get a hold of, pretty cost-effective, and you can do a lot of different things with it. For these reasons, we decided to use chicken as our main ingredient in the dish this month. Since spring is in the air (finally!), we wanted to give the chicken dish a citrus twist and a hint of … Read more

Mini Cheesecake Surprise: Delicious Cheesecake At Only 88 Cents Per Serving

Mini Cheesecake Surprise: Delicious Cheesecake At Only 88 Cents Per Serving

When it comes to desserts, there are so many choices! But, one of my favorites to make is cheesecake. Cheesecake seems to be a crowd pleaser, no matter where it’s brought. Not only is it pretty easy to make, but it doesn’t require many ingredients either. This means that the cost to make it ends up being pretty low per batch, and per individual serving. Which makes it easier to … Read more

Extra Veggie Healthy Lasagna Recipe: $1.83 Per Serving

Extra Veggie Healthy Lasagna Recipe: $1.83 Per Serving

I know how it sounds. Healthy and lasagna in the same sentence? What about all the fat from the cheese and carbs from the noodles? Yes, of course, there’s cheese and pasta. It won’t be lasagna without these two ingredients. But with the summer coming, let’s look at how we can use fresh vegetables to load up our healthy lasagna recipe with flavor and cut down on fat and carbs. … Read more

How To Find Cheap Produce (Plus 2 Recipes!)

How To Find Cheap Produce

Since summer is just around the corner, here are some tips on how to get the best produce for the lowest price. Local farmers markets, subscription services, or just slightly imperfect produce are a few ways to save money on fresh fruits and vegetables and eat well. Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) CSA is a way to buy locally grown produce directly from the farm. You are getting the best local … Read more

Spring Brunch For The Gluten Free Bunch

Spring Brunch For The Gluten Free Bunch

Here are two recipes that I make all the time utilizing one of the least expensive sources of protein available–eggs. Dress up your brunch with gluten free dairy free quiche or with egg muffins! Both are delicious! Gluten Free Dairy Free Quiche With Almond Meal Crust And Roasted Vegetables This is a perfect brunch dish. Brunch food doesn’t have to be all carbs. Brunch could actually be good for you, … Read more

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Pomegranate And Arugula

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Pomegranate And Arugula

Stretching our money as far as possible, while still eating well, can be difficult. Food just gets more and more expensive every day. But we don’t have to cut corners to still be FI, eat some really great food and keep our health and finances in check. Soup is one of our favorite go-to options that meets all of our recipe requirements. Especially when it is cold outside! In our … Read more

Frugal Recipe: Russian Potato Salad–Olivye

Frugal Recipe: Russian Potato Salad--Olivye

You will find this dish at every gathering in any Russian house, here or abroad. I’ve even seen versions of this salad in other European countries, where it is called Russian Salad. My friend shared that it was even served in many restaurants in Madrid, Spain! This is such a classic, it’s hard to imagine a holiday, birthday, or any get together without it. And it is an absolute must at … Read more

My Top Two Gluten Free Recipes–Meatballs And Meatloaf

My Top Two Gluten Free Recipes--Meatballs and Meatloaf

When I tested positive for gluten and dairy sensitivity, I had to rethink my whole way of cooking and eating. Gluten-free products are starting to be more widely available, like gluten-free bread, crackers, even flours and baking mixes; however, I’ve noticed they are often laden with sugar, salt, and hard to pronounce ingredients. I decided to come up with ways to adapt my tried and true recipes to this new way of … Read more