Five foods you must eat, and thrifty ways to get them
I had the Today show on this morning and stopped to watch a segment about five foods you must eat and their health benefits. You can watch the clip online here, or you can browse my list with recipes!
- Cold Water Fish: The show suggested salmon but mackerel is also a fatty cold water fish, and less expensive. I posted a recipe for Cajun Mackerel burgers for the Non-Consumer Advocate’s June Food Stamp Challenge.
- Beans: Preparing dried beans is easy, or you can get canned beans from a dented cans store. (Although I caution buying the dented cans… that is just the store name.) My favorite way to eat beans is with my slow-cooker split pea soup. I have also made delicious black bean brownies. Joy Bauer made bean brownies on the show but she used a cake mix and water. Mine are flour-free and use pureed bananas.
- Oats: I eat oatmeal a lot! My favorite treat is overnight oats when I can get a great deal on yogurt.
- Eggs: Eggs are a cheap source of protein, especially if you can buy them with knitted dishclothes or garden work. My favorite way to sneak vegetables to Spencer is with a quick and easy fritatta.
- Spinach: I cook with spinach a lot but have never posted a recipe! Sometimes I put spinach in with a fritatta, but the best treat is a green monster smoothie. You can find the recipe at Iowa Girl Eats. This is a great way to use overripe bananas- keep them in the freezer to blend into your morning smoothie.
What are your favorite ways to prepare these power foods?