Monday: Carrot Greens and Lentil Soup
What we love most about this cozy carrot and lentil soup is that it uses the whole carrot, greens included! Wasting food pretty much means wasting money as well, so you can feel good about this recipe that makes the most of your grocery budget!
Tuesday: Sardine Croquettes with White Bean and Tomato Confit Salad
These tasty croquettes are made using a slew of pantry staples. Canned sardines with leftover mashed potatoes create these crunchy-on-the-outside-fluffy-on-the-inside nuggets. Then pair a can of white kidney beans with this canned-tomato confit for a tasty side salad. It’s a budget eat that doesn’t feel cheap!
Wednesday: Chicken Drumsticks with Tomatoes and Lentils
Drumsticks are one of the most affordable parts of the chicken. But cheap doesn’t necessarily mean inedible; in actual fact, drumsticks are absolutely flavourful! Simmer them in a pot with butternut squash, tomatoes and lentils, and then serve over rice for a hearty, comforting winter meal.
Thursday: Zucchini and Potato Omelette
Eggs always come in handy when you want to give your wallet a break. Affordable and versatile, this breakfast staple easily turns into a dinner essential, too. This six-ingredient omelette is delicious, filling and will be a hit with the family.
Friday: Spaghetti with Pecorino and Fresh Tomatoes
When looking for an affordable meal, pasta won’t let you down! We’re certain you always keep a few boxes of spaghetti handy in the pantry, right? The addition of fresh tomatoes (instead of resorting to the jarred stuff) definitely adds some brightness to the dish.
Dessert: Strawberry Strudel Tart
Whether you still have some strawberries from last summer sitting in the freezer, or bought a couple of bags when they were on sale last week, they’ll make a wonderful filling in this quick-and-easy tart. The crust comes together like a dream, using ingredients you likely already have on-hand. The result? The ultimate after-dinner treat!