Looking for some ways to save some cash this week? We’ve got two great Half Your Plate meals to get you going! These meals all serve four adults, so if you have little ones you may even be able to stretch these meals for leftover lunches.

Our Chicken Scallopine with Grilled Veggie Couscous is a quick and easy meal that’s both healthy and delicious. At just $8.80 per person, you’ll be cooking a nutritious meal for the entire family. If you’re looking to save a bit more on the cost per person, swap the chicken breasts for thighs – you’ll end up with more for leftovers and save about $5 off the overall recipe cost. Also buy your grains in bulk whenever possible, you’ll end up saving a few cents per meal but those cents add up!Chicken Scallopine with Grilled Veggie Couscous

You’ll need:

  • 2 cups whole wheat couscous
  • 1 eggplant sliced into rounds
  • 2 zucchini sliced lengthwise,
  • 1 small red onion sliced into rounds
  • 1 sweet red pepper halved and cored
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin
  • 3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • pinch sugar
  • 1/2 cup parsley chopped
  • 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 2 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin
  • 2 cloves garlic minced

It may seem like a lot, but most of these ingredients are probably already in your pantry! Click here to check out how we make this delicious dinner.

Our second recipe to save you money this week is our Mushroom Beef Sloppy Joes. Chopped mushrooms, when sautéed, blend seamlessly with ground meats. Swapping or adding mushrooms to a recipe can add an extra serving of vegetables to the plate – and is tasty too! You can also swap out the beef for ground chicken or turkey if they are on sale that week. At only $5.20 per meal including a side salad, this meal is definitely a budget saver! Again, although this meal serves four it does make enough to possibly have lunch leftovers. Vegetarian? You can also totally replace the meat in this dish with mushrooms. Simply double the mushrooms and you won’t even miss the meat.

You’ll need:

  • 8 oz White Mushrooms button
  • 8 oz Cremini Mushrooms
  • 1/4 lb ground beef 90%, lean
  • 1 1/2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 oz can tomato sauce no-salt-added 8can
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 4 whole wheat bunsMushroom Beef Sloppy Joes

This dinner is so easy you’ll have it on the table in less than 30 minutes! Click here for the full recipe.

With two easy dinners for such a good price, why wouldn’t you want to cook tonight?

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