Side Dish

Baked Summer Vegetable Medley (Easy Ratatouille)

Baked Summer Vegetable Medley (Easy Ratatouille)

A simple baked (or grilled!) side vegetable starring fresh summer produce and simple, budget-friendly ingredients.

Our Favorite (Stupid Simple) Salad

Our Favorite (Stupid Simple) Salad

Our go-to salad is a combination of the vegetables we love the best and the ones that costs the least amount of money. Get our formula below! These days, at least once a day, we eat salad. As my kids grew older, I started serving the fixings buffet-style. They top and dress their salads as desired. For us, this method makes it more fun and crowd-pleasing.

Simple Autumn Spring Mix Salad

Simple Autumn Spring Mix Salad

This spring mix salad is perfect for the cooler seasons and is one of my favorites to serve guests and family. Dress it up with chicken or salmon to make it a full meal!     I took a poll. No one likes spring mix […]

Simple Mediterranean Yellow Rice

Simple Mediterranean Yellow Rice

  Our favorite, simple recipe for yellow rice – with no artificial¬†colors! Perfect with chicken, beef, fish, or vegetable curry – a savory, flavorful bed for any Meditteranean or Eastern-inspired dish.   This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation if […]

Cheap & Simple Guacamole (& How to Store It!)

Cheap & Simple Guacamole (& How to Store It!)

A frugal guacamole recipe you can make with ingredients you probably already have at home! Plus how to store guacamole without turning it brown. Guacamole is one of those foods that I eat all the time, but I don’t eat it the right way. Know […]

Cheesy Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes

Cheesy Herb-Stuffed Tomatoes

  An easy, beautiful summertime dish made with melty cheese, whole-grain bread, and stuffed summer produce. Makes a frugal side dish or even more frugal main dish! Includes a dairy-free and vegan option.     This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a […]

Deeply Flavorful Baked Sweet Potatoes

Deeply Flavorful Baked Sweet Potatoes

  An extra-flavorful, easy way to make baked sweet potatoes even better. Whole30, paleo, dairy-free, gluten-free, CHEAP, and just plain good. The best baked sweet potatoes I’ve ever had.     This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation if you […]

Crispy Baked Home Fries

Crispy Baked Home Fries

  These healthier home fries are baked, not fried. They’re drizzled with healthy fats, tossed with garlic and paprika, and work perfectly for breakfast as well as dinner.     This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small compensation if you make […]