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Budget-Friendly Meals

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Cooking your own meals and planning what to eat in advance can help you gain control of your health and ensure you have healthy options always available. Need meal-prep help? Here are some meal ideas to get you going. 

Menu Breakdown

Breakfast Recipe One: Bacon and Cheese English Muffin

This ultimate breakfast muffin is easy to make with classic ingredients such as bacon and cheese. First, you’ll want to cook the bacon until it is crispy. Then, layer the English muffin with cheese and bacon and toast it in the oven until the cheese melts. Feel free to add other fillings such as a fried egg or even fresh sliced tomatoes or avocado.

bacon and cheese muffin

Breakfast Recipe Two: Date, Walnut, and Honey Granola

Here is a crunchy and chunky walnut and date granola that will fuel you up for breakfast. Make extra for a perfect mid-day snack. Some packaged granolas may come with a long list of unfamiliar ingredients, therefore, making your own granola will help you control what actually goes in your food. We lightly sweetened it with honey and sprinkled it with cinnamon for extra spice.


Lunch Recipe One: Roasted Red Pepper and Cheese Sandwich with Crispy Brussels Sprouts

Toasted cheese sandwiches are the best. For this recipe, we added an extra layer of flavor with roasted red peppers. The melted cheese with the roasted sweetness of the peppers pairs well with the nutritional deliciousness of sliced avocado in between toasted whole wheat bread. Feel free to add extra vegetables such as fresh spinach or sliced tomatoes for more added nutrition benefits.

pepper and cheese sandwich

Lunch Recipe Two: Tofu Stir Fry

Tofu tends to have a bad reputation for being bland. However, with the right combination of sauce and seasonings, it will soak up all the flavor and definitely makes for a delicious meal. We crisped up the tofu to give it an extra crunch and flavored it with a soy-ginger sauce in this recipe. Just added some fresh and colorful veggies for a fast and healthy dinner. 

tofu stir fry

Dinner Recipe One: Pan-Fried Tilapia with Creamed Corn and Green Beans

This easy pan-fried tilapia with green beans is a delicious weekday meal that can be made in less than 15 minutes. The fish is moist and flaky on the inside with a nice golden crisp on the outside. We packed it with a flavorful homemade rub and paired it with a crispy and garlicky side of green beans and creamed corn.

fish and green beans

Dinner Recipe Two: Cajun Sausage Stew

This yummy cajun sausage stew will warm up your cool evenings. This stew is a great way to use lots of vegetables such as okra, celery, onions, and bell peppers and still keep it satisfying. 

cajun sausage stew

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