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    Smile tasty, healthy foods... recipes please!

    ok, so the man desires to eat super healthy food now, which means that I get to use every vegetable (and some fruits... he's picky about the really tasty plants ) on the planet! However, at the moment we're on a budget, so buying fresh produce every day is a bit of a stretch... on top of that he has a whole set of sweet teeth

    I'm just looking to see if anyone here has some recipes that would fall into the category of healthy, tasty and cheap that they'd be willing to share... I'll be eternally grateful!

    basics... he'll eat any vegetable under the sun, I won't eat tofu and can't eat splenda and I haven't encountered a tropical fruit other than a banana that he doesn't claim "tastes odd"
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    ooh yes i would too love healthy recipes for cheap. I know none.
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Broccoli and Egg Casserole


    3 cups broccoli

    1 cup chopped onion

    2 Tbsp whole wheat flour

    1/2 cup water

    pepper

    3 eggs

    2 cups grated Cheddar cheese

    Preheat the oven to 350F/180C.
    Grease a casserole dish.

    Steam the broccoli until tender-crisp Place it in the casserole dish.

    In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.
    Add the onion, and saute until it is soft.
    Add the flour to the skillet. Cook and stir for about one minute.
    Slowly add the water to the skillet. Cook until the mixture is thickened, stirring constantly.
    Add and pepper to taste.
    Beat the eggs. Add them to the skillet.
    Add the grated cheese. Stir and cook until it melts.


    Pour the onion mixture over the broccoli.
    Bake until the casserole is firm in the center (about 40 minutes).

    I make this all the time, Very good
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    Beans and rice cooked on the stovetop with chopped onion, heavy on the ginger, heavy on the garlic, just a touch of salt.

    The above dish is dirt cheap to make and can be an abundant staple that adds flavor and fiber to nearly every meal. You can season it in different ways; I like mine with curry powder and chopped red chilis besides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRMC117 View Post
    Broccoli and Egg Casserole
    Sorry. She doesn't like eggs.

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    though if I cut that recipe down into a single serving it could make a brunch dish for when guests come over (I always have at least 3 bags of frozen broccoli around )

    beans and rice are awesome as well... together they apparently make a complete protein! I got used to the concept that beans and rice go with everything while in Brazil and have introduced the man to the wonders of black bean soup already I never thought of adding ginger though... I often add a pinch of cloves though
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    I would make the broccoli egg casserole but my room mate hates egg and i can't justyfi making a whole casserole for myself. I might make a broccolli cheese omlete for breakfast and add some mushrooms and spinach and maybe cherry tomatoes.
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    Student's Rice and Beans

    1. Add 2 tablespoons oil to skillet, put on high heat.
    3. Add one cup dry rice, stir until rice is slightly browned (and smelling earthy)
    4. Mix prefered seasoning into 1&3/4 cups water (soy sauce, chili powder, adobo, tomatoes, whatever)
    5. Add seasoned water to skillet, and turn temperature up to high.
    6. Once water begins to boil, add chopped-up fresh in-season veggies, or whatever is on sale in the freezer section (I like the stir-fry mixes for this).
    7.Once the water is pretty much absorbed, and the rice is fluffy, turn off heat.
    8.Open can of beans, drain beans, and mix into rice (add more seasoning, if desired)
    9. Mix and pour into bowls.
    10. (optional) Grate cheese on top, and allow to melt.
    11. Serve!

    This has to be one of the cheapest complete-meals on the planet. The rice and beans provide complete protein and carbs, while the cheap vegetables provide vitamins and minerals. I have it at least a few times a week.

    Prep time is only 5-10 minutes (depending upon if you have pre-chopped veggies), and unattended cook time is about 20 minutes.


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    Two boiled eggs (free-range), diced

    1 lettuce head, washed, cut up

    2 big juicy tomatoes, sliced

    slices of capsicum red and/or yellow

    some pine nuts and fresh basil from the herb garden.

    salad dressing:

    mix olive oil, a little honey, a dash of pepper, salt, sliced onions, crushed garlic together.

    Serve.

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    Salad 2:

    slice red cabbage (about a quarter of a cabbage)

    two or three Granny smith apples

    juice of lemon to prevent the diced apples changing colour

    raisins or cranberry

    some creamy salad dressing like the previous salad dressing but with some mayo (home-made pref) mixed in it with some mustard sauce too.

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