Feb 212016
Simple Light Tuna Salad

Tuna Salad is good to eat, fast to make and filling. Small 5-ounce cans of tuna are cheap too. When you use water-packed tuna and light mayo, tuna salad is pretty low in calories besides. Many of my readers will already know this recipe and already be preparing tuna salad for themselves. I included it […]

Feb 202016
Chicken Taco Filling

Quick, tasty, cheap, low calorie and filling. Aaah! This is what my dreams are made of. While I created this recipe to be used as a taco filling, it also works on top of taco salad, inside a burrito or as the filling for a mighty tasty chicken quesadilla. As written below it makes about […]

Feb 192016
Daily Menu, February 19, 2016

1500 Calories. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Low Cost Low Calorie Menu. Breakfast today was awesome! Black beans and potatoes are absolutely amazing for breakfast. I am going to remember this and put it into rotation. They were filling, delicious and cheap, cheap, cheap. It was so filling that I couldn’t even finish it all. I was busy […]

Feb 182016
Japanese Noodles & Vegetables

This is just boiled spaghetti and frozen veggies mixed with some Japanese style seasonings. It’s not authentic Japanese food, but it does taste like it might be. My oldest son Tom, the vegetarian, can eat an entire recipe all on his own, although it does take him two sittings to do it. As written, it […]

Feb 182016
Daily Menu, February 18, 2016

1500 Calories. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Low Cost Low Calorie Menu. When I woke up this morning, I was eating a small handful of Chex Mix before I knew it. I hadn’t planned to eat it today, so I had to add it to my breakfast anyway. I haven’t mentioned it yet, but the orange juice and soymilk […]

Feb 172016
Daily Menu February 17, 2016

1500 Calories. Gluten Free. Dairy Free. Low Cost Low Calorie Menu. Breakfast 1/2-cup Chex Mix 1/2-cup Orange Juice 3/4-cup coffee plus 1/4-cup Soymilk 1 packet instant grits 2/3-cup egg beaters cooked in 1-teaspoon margarine 1 cup fresh pineapple Lunch 3-cups mixed salad greens 2-tablespoons light Italian dressing 2 slices (1/6 of a recipe) Pizza Not Pizza (leftover) 1 […]

Feb 172016
Gluten Free Chex Mix

  My family loves this stuff. I love this stuff. It’s a relatively healthy, affordable snack that doesn’t shoot up my blood sugar or cost an arm and a leg. Most Chex Mix recipes call for a lot of extra additions that aren’t exactly cheap. This one is Chex Cereal (which is gluten free) and peanuts, […]

Oct 262015
Gluten Free Pumpkin Bars

I am a lazy cook, so I use canned pumpkin instead of fresh pumpkin. Usually 28-ounce cans of pumpkin have the lowest unit price, so that is what I tend to buy. Leftover pumpkin can be scooped into muffin cups or measured by 1/2-cupfuls into zipper bags and frozen for several months. Or you can […]

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