Start Healthy: Three Meals for Five Dollars Challenge

Monday is more than likely your least favorite day of the week but if it meant eating well and saving some money, then the first day of the week might not be so bad after all. Our Newscenter 25’s Sarah Duran caught up with the Food Bank of Golden Crescent’s Robin Cadle to find out how you can eat a healthy meal on a tight budget.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Basic Oatmeal, Serves 2 Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Power Protein Salad, Serves 12-15 1 cup rolled oats

2 cups water

1/4 teaspoon salt

The Soup:

1 tablespoon butter

2 medium onions, chopped

4 cloves garlic

2 cans pureed tomatoes

6 cups vegetable broth

The Sandwich:

2 slices of bread

2 1/2 cups of grated cheese

Salad:

1 c cooked quinoa

1 bag shredded carrots

1 lg yellow squash, grated

1 sm beet, grated

1 can chickpeas, drained

1/2 c raw sunflower seeds

1/2 c walnuts

5 chicken breasts

2-3 c chopped raw kale

Dressing:

1/2 c balsamic kale

1/2 c olive oil

1 1/2 tsp minced garlic

2 t maple syrup

$0.15/ serving*

$0.30 total*

*Prices range on where you shop and addition of toppings.

$2.40/ serving*

$12.00 total*

*Prices range on where you shop and addition of ingredients.

$2.00/ serving*

$3.00/ organic serving*

*Prices range on where you shop and addition of ingredients.

Source: Eat Well on $4/ Day Good and Cheap, by: LeAnne Brown

Source: ParaVida Wellness