12 Meals for Under $100: Featuring Sweet Potatoes & Brussel Sprouts
Ok so we’ve heard from you guys that you’re sick of buying an ingredient, using 1/2 of it, and then wasting the rest. SO, we’re trying this new thing where we give you 4 recipes for dinner (with enough leftovers for 4 lunches) plus 4 easy on the go breakfast options. Best part: you can get it all for under $100 using overlapping ingredients. No one wants to spend loads of money or eat the same boring meal every single day. We get it. To save you even more time and money, we’ll give you every one of the recipes plus a grocery list you can save down/print out. All you need to have is a few classic staples that we think you probably already have in your pantry. Check our ingredient library for all of our go-tos! This is new for us too, so please let us know what you like, don’t like, and want to see more of!
This week, we’re loving on sweet potato and brussels but you’ll also be overlapping spinach, cilantro, and cheese too!
The Dinner Recipes
So here’s the deal. These recipes claim to feed 4 BUT, we have pretty hearty appetites and think these will more realistically feed 1-2 with plenty for lunch leftovers. If you have an SO (significant other), we recommend doubling.
This stir fry meal from Food & Wine can be made in 1 pan (sauce is separate) so it’s a super easy clean up and simple delish. My husband ate it for lunch the next day and when he came home commented on how much he loved it (which is huge). His accolades don’t come easy. The sauce is gooey and pulls these simple ingredients together in the best way. Recipe here.
Obsessed. It was hard to photograph because we were eating the sweet potato/ brussels combo with so much enthusiasm. We feared there wouldn’t be enough left to stuff the tacos for the photo!! We used the Siete Foods tortillas and topped off with some dollops of Kite Hill Chive Spread. These were outstanding. Recipe here.
This is the EASIEST chili ever and it tastes perfect. With just a few simple ingredients and some spices that you likely already have in your pantry, you’ll be eating dinner with a clean kitchen in no time. Top with some mozzarella or kite hill (whichever cheese you bought this week) if you like — it was also fantastic with just some hot sauce and cilantro! You do you. Recipe here.
Cauliflower Pizza with Veggies and Sausage
- 1 onion roughly chopped
- 2 red peppers roughly chopped
- 2 T olive oil
- 1-2 handfuls spinach
- 2 Belinski chicken sausage
- leftover diced tomatoes from chili
- 1 15 oz can tomato sauce + any leftover from the chili
- 3 cauliflower pizza crusts
- mozzarella cheese and/ or kite hill chive spread (whichever or both of what you bought this week!)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Saute olive oil, red peppers and onions with salt and pepper for about 7 minutes until veggies are soft
- Add big huge handful of spinach and sausage to the pan and cook until the spinach wilts (2-3 minutes)
- Remove veggie and sausage mixture from heat
- Cover the pizza crust with mixture of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes
- Top the pizzas with your own style! We did a sprinkle of mozzarella and then veggie and sausage mixture
- Cook in the oven until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes
- Add any additional toppings, we added dollops of kite hill cheese
The Breakfast Recipes:
These are for 1, but double if your roomie wants in!
- Big handful of spinach
- 1 banana
- 1/2 carton of blueberries
- Coconut water (amount depends on how thick you like your smoothies, I gradually add more until I hit a texture I’m into)
- Handful of ice cubes
- Throw everything in a blender (we can’t live without vitamix) — and blend!
- Pour into a cup and consume.
Scrambled Eggs with Spinach and Sausage
- 2 Eggs
- 2 T water
- 2 Chicken Sausage
- Big handful of Spinach
- Kite Hill or Mozerella Cheese (whichever you bought this week!)
- Salt & Pepper
- Heat pan on low heat with a little coconut or olive oil
- Mix eggs and water and pour onto pan
- Using a rubber spatula, move the eggs around often
- Once the eggs are coming together, add a handful of spinach and sprinkle of cheese
- Heat sausages according to the package
- Eat up!
- 1 banana
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Mash the banana and mix with the egg and cinnamon
- Spray pan and dollop your mix onto the pan into 2-3 pancakes (depending on how big you like them)
- Flip em and throw them on a plate!
Avocado with 2 Poached Eggs
- 2 eggs
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 container of blueberries
- Salt & Pepper
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Add water to a shallow pan and bring to a boil. Once the water boils, reduce to a simmer and pour in your eggs, 1 at a time. How long you cook them for is up to you. You can get a nice runny egg in about 3 min but definitely cook for longer if you like it more cooked through.
- Slice your avocado. We LOVE this tool — you can cut, slice & de-pit your avo in just a few seconds.
- Serve your eggs over your avo with some blueberries.
OK SO NOW…. The grocery list & pantry items. These are the things you’ll need to get these meals DONE this week. LFG.
Total cost from Whole Foods: $84.61
- 2 lbs Brussel sprouts
- 1 lb organic chicken breasts
- 1 lb ground organic turkey
- 1 14.5 oz can organic diced fire roasted tomatoes
- 2 15 oz can organic tomato sauce
- 3 organic sweet potatoes
- 1 bunch organic cilantro
- 2 organic yellow onions
- 1 organic green bell pepper
- 2 organic red bell peppers
- 1 8 oz package chopped pecans
- 1 16 oz package shredded mozzarella OR 1 container of Kite Hill Chive Spread
- 1 package siete family foods almond flour tortillas
- 2 365 gluten & grain free cauliflower pizza crusts
- 1 12 oz package Bilinski chicken sausage
- 1 organic hass avocado
- 2 organic bananas
- 1 16 oz package organic baby spinach
- 1 8 oz bottle of Harmless Harvest coconut water
- 1 6 oz package organic blueberries
- 1 package (6 count) Carol’s organic large free range eggs
- Bulb of garlic
- Brown rice
Pantry Items (these are things you’ll need to whip these meals up that we assume you’ll have in your panty. We could 100% be wrong, so double check that you have these before you get cookin!
- Salt & Pepper
- Red Pepper Flakes
- Chili Powder
- Bay Leaf
- Olive Oil
- Maple Syrup
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Sriracha/ Hot Sauce
- Ground Sage
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
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