Veggie Taco Bake

Being laid off means going back to my roots of making do with what we have. This means making food stretch! You can make this with whatever veggies you have or whatever you find in the produce department on sale.

  • 2 Green Zucchini 1lb @ $2.00
  • 1 Yellow Squash 0.5lb @ $1.00
  • 2 Medium Yellow Onions @ $0.35 each $0.70
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper $1.00
  • 1 Orange Bell Pepper $1.00
  • 1 Bone-in Chicken Breast $1.72 (I used the bone to make a simple stock)
  • 1 Can Black Beans $0.89
  • 1 Can Fire Roasted Corn $1.25
  • 1 Can Diced Tomatoes $0.59
  • 1/4 Cup Shredded Taco Cheese $0.50
  • Taco Seasoning Packet $1.00
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic

Total $11.65 for 6 servings

$1.94 per serving

Josh highly recommends topping this with crunched up corn chips and sour cream!

I also recommend waiting until you can find zucchini on sale, that was a big cost of this recipe. This recipe can easily be turned into a vegetarian one…just take out the chicken!

I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe so I didn’t take pictures through the process. But…I cut up all of the veggies, started with the peppers and onions in a large cast iron skillet. Sauteed them, added the cut up zucchinis and chicken. Seasoned everything. Then put the tomatoes, corn, and beans in. Topped it with a thin layer of shredded cheese and popped it in the oven at 350°F for 20 minutes.

It was so good!

Enjoy!

 

Veg-ify Boxed Mac & Cheese

One of E’s favorite things to eat is boxed mac & cheese. Don’t worry, it’s definitely Annie’s boxed mac & cheese…but still…it’s boxed mac & cheese. One way to incorporate veggies and healthy fats into this otherwise not so healthy dish is this recipe.

  • 12 Baby Carrots
  • 1 Celery Stalk
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/2 C Water
  • 1 Box of Mac n Cheese
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Paprika

Steam celery and carrots in water, puree with avocado and powdered cheese packet with an immersion blender. Mix the puree in with the cooked pasta and serve.

It’s so easy to make and packs in much needed veg!

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