Feeding a Family of 4 for $5
All of the recipes I feature will be healthy, one-dish meals with enough food to feed a family of 4. I realize that prices of food will vary depending on your location, where you shop, and whether you purchased the food items on sale. The ingredients necessary to make each meal are minimal and I usually have plenty left over to make other meals with. Of course, the amount your particular family eats will vary. For instance, a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers may need more food that my recipes provide, though often we have enough leftovers for each of the 2 adults in our family to have another meal.
~A little disclaimer before I start. I cook by smell and rarely measure things so feel free to adjust the amounts to fit your family’s tastes.~
Vegetarian (or Vegan) Fajitas
2 tbsp. butter/olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
garlic to taste
1 tsp. sugar
1 medium zuccini, sliced into thin strips
1 medium yellow squash, sliced into thin strips
1/4 – 1/2 medium onion (depending on how much you like onion), sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 can of black beans (feel free to spice up the beans with the same dry spices you used above)
cilantro, cheese, etc. optional
Just slice everything up, toss it into a frying pan with the butter or oil, add the seasonings and vinegar, and cook until tender. Toss it all onto a tortilla and enjoy!
If you have a favorite, inexpensive meal that would feed a family of 4 for $5 and would like to have your recipe featured email me or leave the recipe in a comment below.