This soup plus the budget bytes freezer garlic bread is a real treat on a chilly day this soup has saved my wallet and waistline from fast food on many occasions ndash why do drive through when this takes less than 10 minutes to heat in the microwave and is full of delicious veggies modifications i make 1 i add chicken for protein.

Budget friendly ground beef stew with only a handful of fresh ingredients such as budget friendly ground beef potatoes onions carrots and celery plus a few pantry items you most likely already have this ground beef stew is very affordable and can stretch across multiple meals if you make an extra large batch.

Cooler weather calls for hearty and healthy soups and stews just like this satisfying 15 bean soup easy to make this soup is full of goodness with a beautiful blend of beans ham and a handful of flavorful veggies simmered in broth.

Jasna rsquo s also at the heart of slovak highland culture which means fireside yarns about folk heroes accompanied by hearty shepherd cuisine the latter adapts well to the budget skier rsquo s table a whopping serve of national dish bryndzove halusky gnocchi sized dumplings with sheep rsquo s cheese and bacon leaves enough change from a 10 note for a couple of zlaty ba ant hellip.

From a cozy bowl of vegetarian chili to roasted chicken and veggies these recipes highlight the best winter produce like kale winter squash potatoes and more plus each serving of these dinners focuses on complex carbs like whole grains and is lower in saturated fat and sodium for a diabetes appropriate meal.

Notes soup inspired by the pumpkin soup at the picnic house in portland and roughly adapted from my curried butternut soup make it dairy free use coconut milk not heavy cream make it vegan use coconut milk and maple syrup change it up kabocha squash works instead of pumpkin and i bet butternut squash would work well too if you want to use canned hellip.