Cook with Dry Beans: Simple White Bean Chili

Cook with Dry Beans: Simple White Bean Chili

Reading Time: 8 min Learn to cook dry beans! White Bean Chili is comforting, inexpensive, simple, and full of real food. Instructions for Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, and Stovetop included. Add chicken to make white chicken chili, and the recipe includes gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and freezer storing tips! This…

Githeri (Kenyan Corn & Beans) Recipe

Githeri (Kenyan Corn & Beans) Recipe

Reading Time: 3 min This East African inspired dinner is frugal, easy to prepare, and loaded with real food. It’s also vegan, vegetarian, freezer-friendly, dairy-free, and gluten-free.

Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Salad

Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Salad

Reading Time: 5 min Our go-to salad is a combination of the vegetables we love best and the ones that cost the least amount of money. Get our budget-friendly salad formula below!

Easy, Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Easy, Cheesy Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Reading Time: 6 min These stuffed tomatoes are an easy, beautiful, budget-friendly summertime dish made with melty cheese, whole-grain bread, and summer produce! Use this recipe for a frugal side dish or even more frugal main dish! Includes a dairy-free and vegan option.

Budget Burrito Bowls Recipe

Budget Burrito Bowls Recipe

Reading Time: 8 min Need an easy, budget-friendly, real food dinner? Burrito bowls are an allergy-friendly, plant-based pantry meal that even help you reduce food waste (who doesn’t love taco leftovers?!).

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Cajun Sausage, Beans & Rice

Reading Time: 5 min This fast, easy dinner costs around $4 and feeds 4-6 people. It’s flavorful, filling, a little spicy, and you probably have most of the ingredients in your cupboards!

Simple Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Simple Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

Reading Time: 6 min Need a hearty, flavorful, meatless dinner? Lentil Shepherds Pie is simple to make (one hour start to finish!), made with real food, and you can make it vegan or add some meat and use the lentils to stretch it!

Instant Pot Turmeric-Spiced Chicken (Slow Cooker Version!)

Instant Pot Turmeric-Spiced Chicken (Slow Cooker Version!)

Reading Time: 2 min This Turmeric-Spiced Chicken recipe is naturally gluten-free, and you can make it all kinds of frugal, simple, and even dairy-free! It’s an easy, creamy, flavorful Instant Pot chicken dish infused with turmeric and ready to serve over rice and veggies.