Healthy Meals for $2 or Less
Tweak your shopping habits just a bit and make family meals that are easy on the budget.
Black Beans and Rice
Cost per serving: $.81
Healthy benefit: It's hard to beat this classic combo for high protein and fiber. Bell pepper and green onions add vitamin C.
Save-money tip: Go meatless once a week or more to trim your grocery bill and add variety to your menus. This recipe calls for canned beans, but you can use dried ones instead and save even more. Soak them overnight, rinse and drain, then cook until tender.
Recipe: Black Beans and Rice