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(Piggly Wiggly) + ($20) = (an easy, gourmet, healthy, delicious meal for 4)

On a Budget??

April 7th, 2011 by Lauri @ www.redheadrecipes.com

Hi Guys!!

So I often hear people say that ‘Eating Healthy is Soooo Expensive’. Well, in Coordination with Charleston Food Bloggers.com, I’ve created a meal that will easily feed 4 for under $20.00!!

This meal would be perrrfect for those busy weeknights as it came together in about 20 minutes, start to finish! And I only dirtied up a couple of dishes! One saute pan and a baking sheet, to be exact!

I did my shopping at our local Piggly Wiggly and only spent $19.35! And I’m a bit of an “ingredients snob”, so I thought that was pretty good!

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I spent the most money on Laughing Cow onion swiss cheese: $4.49 and Cabot extra sharp cheddar: $2.99. I also bought a small container of Chobani Greek Yogurt for $1.25.

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As a side note: One thing that I realllly like about Piggly Wiggly is that they usually have specials on their produce! I bought 8 sweet potatoes for $2.55 and 8 bananas for less than a dollar (GREAT for freezing to use in smoothies or to make Banana Soft Serve!) (*Note: This was paid for separately)

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This dish is a vegetarian meal, but you could easily toss some grilled chicken with BBQ sauce or add some organic sliced turkey to the mix if you want!

Or you could enjoy it for Meatless Mondays!!

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Sweet Potato & Black Bean Flat Bread Pizza

What you will need from the store:

  • 1 pack Whole Wheat Flat bread (I bought Toufayan @ $2.49)
  • 1 bunch Spinach ($1.99)
  • 1 lime ($.89)
  • 1 red onion ($1.43)
  • Laughing Cow French Onion Cheese ($4.49)
  • 1 6oz container Chobani FF greek yogurt ($1.25)
  • BBQ sauce of choice (I bought Lip Lickin’ Sauce $2.19)
  • Cabot xtra sharp cheddar ($2.99)
  • 1 can black beans ($.89)
  • 2 Sweet potatoes ($.90)

  

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I spent sometime reading labels on BBQ sauce… Several of them had HFCS listed as the first ingredient. This one had the best looking ingredients list out of the choices. Plus it was the last one left, which I usually take as a sign that it must be good <img src=”http://redheadrecipes.com/wp-includes/images/smilies/icon_wink.gif”>

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And it was!! Sweet, slightly tangy, and smoky!!!

Have you guys seen all the great Laughing Cow flavors they’ve come out with?!? I want to try the new Light Sun Dried Tomato and Basil tossed with pasta!! (maybe this should be my next under $20.00 meal?!?)

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Directions:

**Note: I only prepared enough for 2 since it is just my husband and I, but there is enough of all of the ingredients to easily make enough for a family of four!

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into small cubes. Dice about 1/3 of the red onion. Add sweet potato and red onion to a saute pan with about 1/2 Tb of oil. Cook, covered, for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until swt potato and onions are soft. You may need to add a few splashes of water to keep the veggies from sticking to the pan.

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While the swt pot and onions are cooking, Shmear 1 laughing cow french onion wedge onto each piece of flat bread (You can use plain or any other flavor if french onion isn’t your thing)

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Now add 1 Tb of BBQ sauce to each flat bread–>

 

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Once the sweet potato/onion mixture is cooked through, add beans (~1/4 cup per person). Chop a BIG handful of spinach and add to the saute pan. Gently toss veggies/bean mixture until beans are heated through and Spinach is wilted.

Top flat bread with veggies mixture–>

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Add 1/2-1 ounce fresh grated cheddar and pop it into the oven set to ‘Broil’ for about 2-3 minutes, just until cheese is melted and the flat bread is heated though–>

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While the cheese melts, zest lime and set aside. Mix together the greek yogurt + lime juice (1/2 of lime and greek yogurt for 2 people, whole lime and whole container of chobani for 4 people)

Serve on top of flat bread pizza and sprinkle with lime zest–>

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This was SO tasty and it came together SO quickly!

I cut mine into fourths and served it like pizza!

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Wondering what to do with the leftover stuff??

How about Spinach & Grilled cheese samwiches

OR

Lightly Process the leftover beans with walnuts for a healthy Spin on a Tex Mex Salad

OR

Try the sweet potato, spinach and black bean mixture in your favorite Burr
ito recipe

OR

Create these AH.Mazing BBQ Turkey Nachos

**Click HERE for more quick & Easy 30 minutes or less weeknight meals!**

Copy & Pasta Recipe + Directions

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Flat Bread Pizza

What you will need from the store:

  • 1 pack Whole Wheat Flat bread (I bought Toflouyan @ $2.49)
  • 1 bunch Spinach ($1.99)
  • 1 lime ($.89)
  • 1 red onion ($1.43)
  • Laughing Cow French Onion Cheese ($4.49)
  • 1 6oz container Chobani FF greek yogurt ($1.25)
  • BBQ sauce of choice (I bought Lip Lickin’ Sauce $2.19)
  • Cabot xtra sharp cheddar ($2.99)
  • 1 can black beans ($.89)
  • 2 Sweet potatoes ($.90)

Directions:

1. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into small cubes. Dice about 1/3 of the red onion. Add sweet potato and red onion to a saute pan with about 1/2 Tb of oil. Cook, covered, for about 10-12 minutes, stirring occasionally, until swt potato and onions are soft. You may need to add a few splashes of water to keep the veggies from sticking to the pan.

2. While the swt pot and onions are cooking, Shmear 1 laughing cow french onion wedge onto your flat bread (You can use plain or any other flavor if french onion isn’t your thing). Now add 1 Tb of BBQ sauce to each flat bread.

3. Once the sweet potato/onion mixture is cooked through, add beans (~1/4 cup per person). Chop a BIG handful of spinach and add to the saute pan. Gently toss veggies/bean mixture until beans are heated through and Spinach is wilted. Top flat bread with veggies mixture.

4. Add 1/2-1 ounce fresh grated cheddar and pop it into the oven set to ‘Broil’ for about 2-3 minutes, just until cheese is melted and the flat bread is heated though.

5. While the cheese melts, zest lime and set aside. Mix together the greek yogurt + lime juice (1/2 of lime and greek yogurt for 2 people, whole lime and whole container of chobani for 4 people). Serve on top of flat bread pizza and sprinkle with lime zest.

ENJOY!