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Budget-Friendly Recipes

On a budget? With these recipes, you can feed a family of four for ten dollars or less.

Roasted Veggie Strata

This egg-based entrée is great any time of the day and the leftovers can be an easy grab-and-go lunch for the next day.

Unstuffed Cabbage Soup

Do you love stuffed cabbage, but don’t have time to make it? This high-fiber soup is so easy and packs in all the flavors of traditional stuffed cabbage.

Oatmeal Congee

This version of what is a traditionally high-carb porridge is easy to make whole grain and healthy.

Whole Grain Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is traditionally high in fat and carbohydrate. This lighter version is full of lean protein, veggies, and whole grains.

Turkey and Veggie Chili

This chili makes a great one-pot meal. The beans provide healthy carbs, the turkey provides lean protein, and the carrots, zucchini, onion and tomatoes supply the veggies. Quick, easy, healthy and perfect on a cold winter day!

Parmesan Lemon Crusted Flounder with Green Beans Amandine

With lean protein (flounder) and veggies (green beans), all you need to do is add brown rice to 1/4 of your plate, and this meal easily reflects the diabetes plate.

Mole Pork Tenderloin with Zucchini and Refried Black Beans

This dish is a great example of the diabetes plate method at work - lean protein (pork tenderloin), starchy beans and low-carb zucchini. If you want to add some dairy, garnish the pork tenderloin with plain, nonfat Greek yogurt.

Roasted Chicken and Arugula Salad

Try this budget-friendly dish for lunch or dinner this week. To minimize prep time, cook the chicken and make the dressing ahead of time.

Veggie and Chicken Pasta Salad

The key to including pasta in your meal plan without going overboard on carbohydrate is to keep the portion size small and serve it with lots of veggies and some protein. This is a quick dinner the whole family can enjoy any time of year.

BBQ Meatballs

These barbeque meatballs can be ready in just 30 minutes. Serve them up with a green salad and a side of corn or roasted sweet potatoes.

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