Tag Archives: budget friendly

Breakfast Stuffed Peppers

Hi friends! This month’s Recipe Redux theme challenged us to make dinner-inspired recipes for breakfast. Here in Kosovo, I’ve been seeing these huge bags full of peppers at the farmers market, so I picked one up and made these delicious Breakfast Stuffed Peppers. The peppers I used were a bit small and didn’t hold the …

11 Homemade Backpacking Meals

Are you sick of spending money out the wazoo for pre-packaged backpacking meals? Those things are $8-10 a pop, which means my recent 3 day trip with 3 people would have cost ~$180 for food alone!! That’s just crazy. So I decided to start making my own homemade backpacking meals. These easy to prepare homemade …

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Banana Skewers

This month, the Recipe Redux is turning 6, and we are celebrating with cake and small bite desserts! I made these mini chocolate covered strawberry banana skewers which are quite easy to make, not so bad for you, and can feed a crowd. I think they’d even make a 4th of July spread extra festive! Mini …

Clean Out the Fridge Soup

We moved again. This time to Pristina, Kosovo! This makes four moves in four years, which means I’ve gotten pretty good at cleaning out the freezer/pantry of items that we can’t bring with us when it comes time to move. The last three weeks before our move, I pretty much ate this soup non-stop. I …

Moong Dal (Mung Lentils-an Indian Dish)

Hey friends! I hope the New Year is treating you all well! I know a lot of people out there are trying to save some cash after the holidays and are looking for ways to eat healthy on a budget. Welcome to Moong Dal. The cost breakdown for this recipe is only $1.10 per serving! …

Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble

The holidays are upon us. How did that happen so fast? If you’re like me and am not quite ready yet, maybe this Sweet Potato Cobbler Crumble will help you get in the spirit. This month’s Recipe ReDux theme challenged us to make a healthy holiday dessert, and this one fits the bill. There are …

Frozen Vegetable Power Bowl

Ok ok ok, the name of this dish isn’t pretty. Frozen Vegetable Power Bowl??? What kind of meal is that? Well it’s what I’ve been eating for lunch (or some variation of) at work practically every day for a while now. It’s easy, takes minimal planning, and almost no thought. Perfect for when I don’t …

Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

Hey friends! How is summer treating everyone? I hope you’re enjoying days full of sunshine, hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and more! Real Food Real Deals Need a cheap quick recipe so you can spend your days out it the sun? Annemarie’s your gal. The inspiration for this Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole came from the …

Crunchy Cannellini Bean Salad

Ever get in a lunch rut? Need new ideas for packing your kids’ or your own lunch? Are packable noontime options dwindling?                               My everyday lunch for the last month forever has consisted of the following… One Avocado Ziplock Bag of …

Rice and Eggs

Weekday mornings are B-U-S-Y! Who has time to make a healthy breakfast these days? Good thing my favorite breakfast only takes 5 minutes to make. Rice and Eggs is not only simple to make, but it is much healthier than eating sugar packed cereal, pop tarts, or a nutri-grain bar in the morning. It keeps …