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Course: Meal Prep

SLOW COOKER PORK CARNITAS

SLOW COOKER PORK CARNITAS

Discover how to make mouthwatering and budget-friendly Pork Carnitas infused with zesty citrus and classic Mexican spices in this easy-to-follow recipe perfect for Cinco de Mayo celebrations! Instant Pot directions are below.

CLASSIC QUICHE LORRAINE

CLASSIC QUICHE LORRAINE

Timeless and elegant, Quiche Lorraine is perfect for so many occasions. Be it breakfast, brunch, lunch or a light supper, you can't go wrong serving quiche!

CLASSIC THANKSGIVING STUFFING

CLASSIC THANKSGIVING STUFFING

This classic stuffing is a crowd-pleaser. Better than any box, made easily from scratch with variations like Apple Cranberry Pecan or Bacon Parmesan. It's a frugal yet delightful way to enhance any meal.

ROASTED ACORN SQUASH

ROASTED ACORN SQUASH

Indulge in the flavors of fall with our simple roasted acorn squash recipe. Enjoy tender, buttery squash with a crispy edge, perfectly seasoned for an autumn delight.

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA DIP

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKPEA DIP

Discover the perfect snacking solution for busy hungry people – the Mediterranean Chickpea Dip! This creamy and exotic dip, packed with the goodness of garbanzo beans, garlic, and olive oil, is a delightful way to sneak in more veggies.

SIMPLE POLENTA

SIMPLE POLENTA

Here’s the recipe for the simplest polenta. It’s made with salted water and a bit of butter. Made this way it’s about 20 cents per one cup serving. It doesn’t get much more frugal and fabulous than that!

VERY VERSATILE CHOPPED SALAD WITH 7 VARIATIONS

VERY VERSATILE CHOPPED SALAD WITH 7 VARIATIONS

Want a healthy salad that’s so hearty you make it once and it stays crunchy and delicious all week? Here's a base recipe with seven variations so you’ll never get bored.

DARK CHOCOLATE CHERRY AND ALMOND BREAKFAST COOKIES

DARK CHOCOLATE CHERRY AND ALMOND BREAKFAST COOKIES

Cookies for breakfast? YES! Make these protein packed breakfast cookies filled with healthy oatmeal, nuts and dried fruit. This easy, versatile recipe can make dark chocolate, almond and cherry cookies or your favorite flavor combination.

FREEZER FRIENDLY PIZZA POCKETS

FREEZER FRIENDLY PIZZA POCKETS

Cheaper than take-out, healthier than frozen; homemade pizza pockets (AKA calzones) make a speedy dinner especially when you start with pizza dough from the dairy case. Make extra and freeze for a speedy dinner on the run.

CAULIFLOWER RICE

CAULIFLOWER RICE

Replace the rice in your favorite recipes with this low calorie, low carb swap.

FAUX-TAYTOES

FAUX-TAYTOES

This delicious mash substitutes for potatoes with less calories and fewer carbs.  No peeling necessary! Bring on the gravy!

DIY CONDENSED CREAM OF (FILL IN THE BLANK) SOUP

DIY CONDENSED CREAM OF (FILL IN THE BLANK) SOUP

You can make cream of mushroom, chicken, celery or broccoli soups to use in any recipe calling for canned cream soup. You control the fat, the sodium and its gluten free.