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Dirt Cheap Meal Ideas

Dirt Cheap Meal Ideas
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Spend Smart. Eat Smart. When I was asked to write a blog for back to school the first topic that came into my mind was kids and constipation. It is often a topic no one wants to bring up, but once someone does, everyone wants to talk about it! Constipation is a challenge we face on a regular basis with our youngest daughter. Honestly if she had a choice she would never go! We have met with her pediatrician on several occasions to address this issue and to rule out any underlying health conditions. Fiber Foods and H2O Many “kid foods”, such as chicken nuggets, pizza, crackers, etc. lack fiber. Get Moving in More Ways than One! Physical activity can encourage bowel movement. Taking Time to Go Many times children may ignore the urge to go because they don’t want to take a break from what they are doing. Constipation is common among children. Carrie Scheidel, MPHIowa Department of Education Jody Gatewood, MS, RD, LDRegistered Dietitian, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Cannelloni is a popular Italian pasta dish of rolled sheets of pasta that are stuffed with a meat or vegetable filling. This cannelloni recipe is quick to make and uses a delicious filling of spinach and ricotta cheese. Serving Size: 4 Special Info: Nut free Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil1 onion, finely chopped1 garlic clove, crushed5 oz baby spinach or English spinach leaves15 oz ( 2 cups) low fat ricotta2 oz ( 4 tablespoons) parmesan, grated4 fresh lasagne sheets (I used Latina brand) or cannelloni Pasta2 cups spaghetti sauce Method: Preheat oven to 180°C. Notes: These are fun to make – the kids will love to help you spread the mixture on the lasagne sheets and roll up.

Ramen Recipes: Dishes To Make With Packaged Noodles That Aren't Soup (PHOTOS) We'd like to just come right out and say it: we love packaged ramen noodles. Are they full of preservatives? Oh, definitely. Do they contain an entire week's worth of your recommended sodium intake? Absolutely. These marvels of modern food science, invented by Momofuku Ando, are incredibly versatile for all kinds of other dishes beyond noodle soups.

Student Cooking Ideas Introduction You wake up at 7:45 a.m. for an 8:00 a.m. class, take notes until 3:00 p.m. and study until dinner. It's 6:30 p.m. now, there's nothing to eat, and you are meeting someone at the library at 7:30 in the evening. But wait-- there is chicken in the refrigerator and rice in the cupboard; add some steamed carrots and you have an inexpensive, gourmet meal in about 30 minutes. Most cookbooks will tell you that it takes time and energy to prepare an elegant meal. This book is for the student who wants a good meal quickly, inexpensively, reliably and most importantly to some people, without a mess to clean up. Fresh, rather than frozen, foods always seem to taste better. The recipes in this book are designed to feed between one and four people depending on the appetite of each individual. So, if you need some additional time to cram for your next test but would like a decent meal, try a couple recipes. Utensils Required: Optional: Spices and Seasoning Methods of Cooking Table of Contents

One Pot Summer Pasta An easy summer recipe made in one pot! Eat it hot today and eat the left overs cold to take and go on a busy summer day. Both are delicious! I was at the pool last week when we took a break from swimming to eat our lunch and while I brought out my boring peanut butter sandwiches for me and the kids, my friend took out a container of some ridiculously amazing looking pasta that then wafted it’s savory scent over to my nose and made me almost drool! I asked her what it was and she told me the leftovers from their dinner the other day. I thought about that yummy pasta all day {I mean hey, I am pregnant!} The first fabulous part of this recipe is that you can make the whole thing in one big pot. To begin put on a large pot of water to boil. Boil the pasta as directed until it is al dente. Once it is cooked, take the pasta and the rest of the veggies you chopped and the salt and stir them into the pot with the oil until the pasta is coated. That is all there is to it! Ingredients Instructions

Ramen Noodles Recipes (no ratings) Creamy Chicken Ramen Noodles Very quick and easy to make, it will surely be a hit! CALORIES: 366.3 | FAT: 16.6g | PROTEIN: 7.6g | CARBS: 46.8g | FIBER: 1g Ramen Beef and Noodles Submitted by: GNCRAZY CALORIES: 310.3 | FAT: 8.4g | PROTEIN: 30.2g | CARBS: 27.3g | FIBER: 2.8g Hawaiian Ramen Noodles Submitted by: TURTLEDUST CALORIES: 212.3 | FAT: 6.4g | PROTEIN: 6.8g | CARBS: 32.2g | FIBER: 0.8g Chicken with Ramen Noodles Easy to prepare, fast dish. CALORIES: 1783.4 | FAT: 76.6g | PROTEIN: 132.4g | CARBS: 141.3g | FIBER: 7.6g Pam's Kicked Up Shrimp Ramen Noodles This is NOT a healthy recipe, but I love it anyway. CALORIES: 454 | FAT: 18.1g | PROTEIN: 15.9g | CARBS: 56.6g | FIBER: 2.2g Ramen chicken and noodles Submitted by: PGHEMT257 CALORIES: 337.7 | FAT: 8.9g | PROTEIN: 31.1g | CARBS: 27.5g | FIBER: 4.3g My version of Ramen Noodles This is Ramen Noodles, any flavor, with a few extra spices added. CALORIES: 430.4 | FAT: 14.2g | PROTEIN: 7.7g | CARBS: 48.2g | FIBER: 1.2g ramen noodles

Healthy Cooking Shortcuts for Lazy People We know you get it, logically at least. The first step to eating healthier is cooking your meals yourself. But it's so much easier to stop for fast food on the way home, isn't it? Before you're tempted to pull off the highway during your evening commute, you should know that even fast food joints that claim to have lots of healthy options or sensible foods are still packed with fat, salt, carbs, and possibly even processed ingredients to help them stay fresh in the back kitchen. After a long day of work, school or even running around town doing errands, we understand that it's hard to whip out a cookbook and all the dishes to make yourself a good meal when you get home. Do your grocery shopping during the weekend and plan out your meals for the entire week. What you buy at the grocery store is also going to be what saves you time and energy thinking about healthy food when you're putting meals together later.

Pepperoni Pizza Casserole – All food Recipes If you like Italian food at all, you will LOVE this casserole. It is full of yummy goodies like pepperoni, pasta, sausage and cheese. And, best of all, it is a super easy weeknight dinner. All you need to do is make a salad and you have an awesome meal. Pepperoni Pizza Casserole Hands on time: 20 minutes Total time: 50 minutes Serves: 12Ingredients: 8 ounces (about 3 cups) uncooked spiral pasta1 pound Italian sausage (casings removed) or ground beef (I used hot turkey Italian sausage)4 cups spaghetti sauce1 (4-ounce) can mushrooms, drained (I left these out)1 cup grated Parmesan cheese1 (6-ounce) package sliced pepperoni8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese (I used pre-shredded Italian blend cheese) Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

100 Delicious, Dirt-Cheap Recipes for the Starving Student - Online College Most students don’t have a lot of cash to spend on food, but that doesn’t mean you have to go hungry. With the right recipes and some kitchen savvy, you can eat great even on a student’s budget. Here we’ll share 100 tasty recipes that you can make on the cheap. Along with saving money on meals, budget-savvy students can also save big on a college education by attending inexpensive online colleges. Breakfast Get a good start to your day with these cheap-o breakfasts. Ramen A college staple gets dressed up in these recipes. Sandwiches Use these recipes to step up your sandwiches. One Pot These simple recipes can be pulled off in one pot. Salads Use these healthy recipes to make cheap, delicious salads. Casserole You’ll find delicious casseroles in these recipes. Pizza & Pasta Get your grains with these recipes. Entrees These recipes offer affordable main dishes. Sides Use these recipes to complement your entrees on the cheap. Desserts Satisfy your sweet tooth with these affordable dessert recipes.