October 25, 2009

Banana Berry Smoothie

makes one serving ~ $1.19 per serving
2 bananas, 1 inch pieces, frozen ($.20)
6 oz strawberries, frozen ($.59)
1 cup almond milk ($.40)
Put all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. The frozen fruit has a tendency to stick together and become difficult to blend when it’s too cold, so let it sit out at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before blending.

calories: 371
fat: 9 gr
carbs: 77 gr
protein: 5 gr
Zucchini Hummus with Cucumbers

makes two servings ~ $1.71 per serving
1/4 cup tahini ($1.38)
1 medium zucchini, peeled and cubed ($.59)
1 small onion, coarsely chopped ($.10)
1 tbsp olive oil ($.05)
2 cloves garlic, pressed ($.05)
juice of 1/2 lemon ($.25)
1 tsp curry powder ($.10)
1 tsp paprika ($.05)
3/4 tsp salt

Peel and cube zucchini. Generally, peels are good, but not for this recipe. Mince or press the garlic and chop the onion to make things go a bit smoother in the food processor. Add all ingredients to food processor and blend until creamy and smooth. It may take a few minutes of blending as well as scraping down the sides. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve on cucumber slices (one cucumber per person, $.45 ea) and garnish with minced cucumber and a sprinkle of paprika.

calories: 270
fat: 27 gr
carbs: 15 gr
protein: 8 grDinner
Waldorf Salad
makes two large servings ~ $2.67 per serving


1 head romaine ($1.29)
1 large apple ($.60)
6 oz grapes ($.79)
3 ribs celery ($.15)
1 oz walnuts ($.63)

avocado mayonaise:
1 ripe avocado ($1.49)
1/2 cup nut milk ($.20)
1 tbsp agave ($.15)
1 tsp mustard ($.05)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar ($.05)
1/2 tsp onion powder ($.05)
1/2 tsp garlic powder ($.05)

calories: 460
fat: 28 gr
carbs: 54 gr
protein: 5 gr
Baklava Yumpot
makes one serving ~ $.37 per serving

1/2 oz walnuts (7 halves) ($.32)
1 tsp agave ($.05)
pinch of salt
pinch of cinnamon

Chop walnuts and mix with honey, salt and cinnamon.
Baklava is one of my favorite cooked deserts, but I don’t miss it when I can have this.
calories: 114
fat: 9 gr
carbs: 8 gr
protein: 2 gr

Total cost for the day: $5.94
total calories: 1,215
total fat: 73 gr

total carb: 154 gr
total protein: 20 gr

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3 Responses

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