Eating on a Budget

Peanut Noodles

These Asian-inspired and filling noodles combine common ingredients to create a very uncommon, affordable main dish.

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

These cheesy, Southwestern-style peppers make a great side dish to burritos and tacos, or serve on their own as an unexpected appetizer. Pass cold sour cream and additional cilantro separately to garnish.

Marinated Summer Slaw

This "pickled" slaw is great for picnics and lactose-free diets since it doesn't contain mayo or sour cream.


Light and fresh, this cool salad can be sprinkled with feta and served as a lunch salad or paired as a side dish for souvlaki, grilled meats, or hummus wraps.

Lebanese Potato Salad

Lemon and mint help create a fresh, flavorful version of an old standby.

Zucchini Potato Salad

Adding zucchini to this potato salad punches up both the color and nutritional value of this filling side dish.

Roasted Pepper and Eggplant with Penne

Brimming with produce, this robust pasta dish would be fitting for a fancy Italian restaurant menu, but costs a fraction of the price to make at home.


Serve this simple, verdant sauce at room temperature over pasta or spread on toasted bread for a quick and easy appetizer.

Tomato Crumble

Almost like having three favorite Italian dishes in one easy-to-assemble casserole, this warm and seasonal crumble should be served with crusty bread to mop up the savory juices.

Zucchini Bread

This low-fat quickbread is a great way to use the seasonal abundance of zucchini. Loaves can be well-wrapped and frozen for winter eating.


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