Spicy Lentil Tacos
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Fit & Frugal Spicy Lentil Taco Recipe

We absolutely love lentils in our family! It all started last year when my oldest decided to become Vegan (for like one whole month!) Lentils were an absolute staple during that time, and have remained a healthy favorite and meat alternative for us! We use lentils in place of meat on sandwiches, salads, tacos, wraps, in soups, in stuffed green peppers, and so much more! Lately we’ve been loving lentil tacos. To make these yummy Spicy Lentil Tacos, I prepare my usual lentils (below), and then I season with cumin,…

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Lemon Scallion Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs
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Fit & Frugal Lemon Scallion Chicken & Vegetable Kabobs Recipe

I love grilling! I love it so much that I’ve even been known to fire up the grill in the middle of a snow storm. One of the things we most frequently grill here at the Brink casa is chicken. It’s delicious, it’s healthy, and quite frankly, it’s cheap! Even better than JUST chicken are kabobs. I love kabobs because, by adding veggies, you stretch your meat dollar so much farther. They also offer perfect portion control! Here’s a yummy & healthy chicken kabob recipe I received from the people…

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Tater Tot Casserole
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Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole is one of our favorite go-to cheap meals. It makes mass quantities, everyone loves it, and it’s oh-so-cheap. I always include this on my “favorite freezer meals” list. Tater Tot Casserole Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Freezer Meals Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 45 mins Total time: 55 mins Serves: 12 My version of the classic comfort food fave, Tater Tot Casserole. This is also one that I ALWAYS include on my freezer cooking days! Ingredients 1 Bag Tater Tots 1 Steamer Bag Frozen…

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Thai Ramen Noodles
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My Version of “Thai” Ramen Noodles with Peas & Mushrooms

I love Ramen. I could eat it daily, but, sadly, I think it may shorten my lifespan and I’d swell up like a hot air balloon. Did you know that if you ate Ramen Noodles for every meal, every day, for a year, you’d only spend $140 A YEAR on groceries?? It’s true! The dirt cheap price of Ramen has made it a staple for college co eds for years, and that’s the very same reason YOU should add it to your menu plan, as well! (IN MODERATION)! This recipe…

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Best-Ever Beans & Rice

This is one of my all time favorite meals! It’s dirt-cheap, healthy and it makes a gigantic pot that you can eat all week or freeze for another meal (freezer meals, yay!!!!) Best-Ever Beans & Rice Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Southern Food Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 90 mins Total time: 1 hour 40 mins Serves: 10 This meal makes a ton & sticks to your ribs! It’s also dirt-cheap and SUPER healthy! Ingredients Dried Beans (any kind) 1 Carton Chicken or Veggie Broth 1 Diced…

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Cheap Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Veggies

Ok, so this isn’t exactly made-from-scratch…BUT, this is a quick, easy and cheap meal that is great for busy nights. You can even make it ahead and freeze it. Gotta love those freezer meals! And it’s fairly healthy, too, made with grilled chicken and a big dose of veggies! This is definitely a go-to meal in our family. Everyone likes it, even the kids! Cheap Alfredo Pasta with Chicken & Veggies Recipe Type: Dinner Cuisine: Freezer Meal Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 20 mins Total time:…

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Cheap & Easy Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe

Well, it’s official… I’m crushing on Bruschetta! And it all started because my husband brought home a cheap, one-dollar, day-old baguette from the store and I just couldn’t let it go to waste. I looked through my pantry and found everything I needed for a quick Bruschetta. Here’s the recipe, and my video on how I made it.   Cheap & Easy Bruschetta Appetizer Recipe Recipe Type: Appetizer Cuisine: Italian Author: Kelli Brink Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 4 mins Total time: 9 mins Serves: 6 A cheap, quick,…

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Frugal Recipe of the Day: Fish Tacos

This is a delicious, light & fresh recipe that is super easy on your wallet! We often use fresh-caught fish that my husband scores on his fishing outings, but when we don’t have that, I like to use Tilapia. Frugal Recipe of the Day: Fish Tacos Author: Kelli Brink www.foodwineandpoopydiapers.com Prep time: 10 mins Cook time: 10 mins Total time: 20 mins Serves: 4 This is a super simple, delicious, and frugal recipe. Ingredients 4 Fish filets. I like Tilapia or any flakey white lake fish. 8 Tortillas Shredded Lettuce…

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Frugal Recipe of the Day: Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

This is a really yummy and rich appetizer or side when you want something a little extra special. It costs SO much less to make them yourself at home than it does to get them in the deli case at the store! YUM! 🙂 Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Author: Kelli Brink www.foodwineandpoopydiapers.com Ingredients 1 package raw mushrooms, cleaned & dried. If they have stems, remove those, but keep. Dice up and add to stuffing mixture. 1 block cream cheese, softened to room temp 1 cup shredded cheese 1 TBS Parmesan…

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Frugal Recipe of the Day: Vanilla-Orange Monkey Bread

If you like my frugal recipes, you’ll LOVE my Ebook! 1 Month of Dirt Cheap Dinners brings you an entire month of easy, frugal & delicious recipes, along with meal plans and shopping lists! Best part, it’s only $1.99! I love this recipe from the Pioneer Woman! This recipe was the first Monkey Bread I ever attempted to make, and now I make it all the time! Soooooo good! 🙂 It’s super easy and really impressive! This recipe was featured as part of my frugal meal plan series. If you…

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