Eggplant And Spinach Lasagna Vegan
Rising food prices have sent many of us back to the kitchen to save money. And while there are many benefits of a home cooked meal preparing dinner from scratch still takes valuable time from our busy schedules. But it can be easy to prepare simple entrees at home saving you both time and money. So move beyond burgers and fries and fix one of these dishes tonight! All are easy to prepare and ready in about 30 minutes. Soups: Soup is one of the easiest most wholesome well-received family meals. Unfortunately though most canned soup offerings are high in salt and chemical preservatives and lack any distinguishable flavor. You can do better. Start with either low sodium broth or a combination of water and tomato juice. Don t worry about exact measurements - you can always add more water later if necessary.
Casseroles: Mom was right. Casseroles are easy to prepare and money saving too! Start with cooked rice pasta or millet. Use brown rice instead of white rice or pasta shells or ziti in place of spaghetti noodles for variety. Stir in cooked chopped meat and your favorite vegetables. Peas carrots and corn are especially good choices in casseroles as they maintain their flavor even when baked at high temperatures. Mix everything together with a thickened broth or a can of low-fat low-sodium cream of celery soup. Add herbs for flavor. Top the casserole with dried bread or cracker crumbs and grated cheese and bake until hot and bubbly. Serve with a tart relish chutney or dill pickles on the side for a complete meal. Cost: Food court baked ziti $3.49 Homemade $1. Sandwiches: Traditionally considered lunch food sandwiches are now a dinnertime favorite too. Keep whole-wheat sandwich rolls or pita bread in the cupboard to make your own Hoagies Grinders or Italian sandwiches. Start with a flavorful mustard (Walla Walla Sweet Onion by AJ s Edible Arts and Seadog Beer Mustard by Raye s Mustards are good choices) and stuff with deli meat and cheese prepared hummus chicken tuna or egg salad. Add slices of bell pepper tomato spinach avocado olives and pickles and top with a splash of olive oil and red wine vinegar. For an even heartier sandwich add marinated artichoke hearts pineapple chunks or grilled eggplant slices. Cost: Sandwich shop grinder $6. Homemade: $2.
The whole wheat ricotta crepes have only 210 calories and 12 grams of protein with 3 of fiber and 12 of protein. The bar b que glazed pork is very high in protein at 19 grams. And this meal only has 240 calories. The arroz con pollo is also high in protein at 22 grams and only 270 calories. Here s one final example. The Moroccan inspired chicken also has 22 grams of protein and it has 270 calories. If you average the calories and protein of all of these meals then you have an average of 250 calories and an average of 19.5 grams of protein. Nutrisystem is designed for you to take in approximately 1200 calories on the women s plan and about 1500 of the men s plan. So having an average of 250 calories at dinner gives you a lot of room for breakfast and lunch as well as the healthy sides that you are supposed to add in at each meal.
Serve over wild rice. Heat remaining sauce and pour over the chicken. OOOOO LaLa! ITALIAN MEAT BALLS WITH NOODLES 2 well beaten eggs 1 lb. ground beef 1 minced clove of garlic 2 tbsp. minced parsley ¼ cup of grated Parmesan cheese 2 tsp. salt 3 tbsp. vegetable oil 12 oz. tomato paste 3 cans of hot water 1 tsp. dried sweet basil 1 tbsp. pepper ½ tsp. sugar. Mix eggs beef garlic parsley cheese and salt. Wet hands and form 16 balls with the mix. Brown slowly in hot oil rolling the balls to cook even and stay round. Mix in tomato paste hot water basil and sugar and pour it over the meat balls. Cover and simmer for 1 hour while cooking noodles or linguine. Pour meatballs and sauce over noodles ITALIAN STYLE BAKED CHICKEN 3 ½ lb. frying chicken flour 3 eggs 2 tbsp. milk 4 tbsp. romano cheese 3 pieces of parsley 3 cups of Italian bread crumbs 6 tbsp. of cooking oil 4 tbsp. of butter salt pepper.