Help Stretch Your Dollar; Simply Cook & Enjoy!

March 14th, 2014 No Comments Tags: , , , , ,

Well folks, Nutrition Month is half baked as the theme cooking is featured! Are you one of the 57,000 people who have downloaded Dietitian of Canada’s popular free new i-Phone or i-Pad app Cookspiration? Next week the android version will be ready. By April Version 2 will be out featuring easier readability, navigation, more recipes and in French.

Make your food dollar go farther. Put more plant-based protein in your pot.

Cooking with protein-rich choices, such as lentils, black beans or chickpeas, is a healthy way to lower the cost per serving of your meals. Extend ground meat or go meatless with these ideas:

  • Stir up yummy minestrone soup with black beans, chickpeas or lentils – no meat needed!
  • Make a quick chickpea curry for a totally meatless option
  • Add a couple of cups of cooked lentils to ground beef for luscious lasagna
  • Drain and rinse a can of black beans. Add to ground turkey for tasty tacos.

For more on cooking healthy on a budget.

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