Save time and money with these 4 cheap and easy recipes under $1 per serving, courtesy of The Simple Dollar!
Egg and black bean breakfast burritos
This cheap and nutritious breakfast is also extremely easy to prepare.
Begin by heating some tortillas on the griddle, in the stove, or in the microwave if you’re on a time crunch. While they heat, scramble a dozen eggs and heat a can of black beans over the stove top.
Once the eggs are finished, you can assemble the breakfast burritos with any extras you might want. Toppings like hot sauce, chipotle mayo, shredded cheese or sour cream are perfect add-ons!
Pot roast and vegetables
This dish is perfect for any time of the year, especially when you are in need of a hearty meal of meat and potatoes. To get started, place a small rump roast in your crock pot and cover it with water. Turn the crock pot on high, and let it sit for three hours. After 3 hours, add in some chopped potatoes, peeled carrots, plus salt and pepper for taste. Cook for another three or four hours and serve!
Mediterranean pasta salad
This quick, easy pasta dish can be prepared as a side dish or even a main meal, and is a much healthier alternative to the typical mayonnaise-soaked pasta salad of summer cookouts.
First, boil a box of pasta and drain it. Then add a can of diced tomatoes, a can of sliced black olives, a can of chickpeas, and some Italian dressing (or olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper). You can serve the salad with any extras you want; feta cheese, lettuce, mozzarella, artichokes or even poppy seeds.
Grilled chicken and sweet potato fries
A salty-sweet meal of grilled chicken and sweet potato fries is almost always sure to please the palate.
Start by washing four sweet potatoes, then cutting them into half-inch thick wedges or cubes. Spread them out on a non-stick baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil until they’re covered all over. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt and your favorite cajun seasoning, then bake them at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
While the fries are baking, fire up the grill and cook four to six chicken breasts until they’re no longer pink in the middle (typically 15 minutes on each side.) Serve both with barbecue sauce.