Healthy Affordable Recipes

Eating healthful foods doesn't have to be expensive or boring. Give these recipes a try!

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Corn and Two Bean Salad

  1. 6 - 8 ears of corn, uncooked.

  2. 1/2 cup of halved cherry tomatoes.

  3. 1 cup of black beans; canned and rinsed. (If you use cooked dry bean - do not over cook; let cool completely and rinse in cold water before adding to corn.)

  4. 1/2 cup of red kidney or other type of bean.

  5. 4 chopped scallions

  6. 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

  7. 1 red or orange bell pepper, diced

  8. 2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

  9. 3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

  10. pinch of salt and ground pepper (optional)

Shuck corn and slice off the kernals. Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in a wok or large frying pan. Add kernals and saute for 2-4 minutes. Transfer the corn from the pan into a large bowl. Allow the corn to cool for 5 minutes. Add beans, tomatoes, red pepper, scallions, and cilantro. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix the vinegar, salt, pepper, and 2 Tbsp. of oil. Pour over salad and mix. This is great cold!!!

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White Bean, Carrot, and Celery Soup

  1. 2 cups or cans of small white beans.

  2. 2 carrot sticks, sliced

  3. 1 stalk of celery, diced

  4. 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped

  5. 1/2 small red onion, diced

  6. 3 cups of water

  7. 1/2 tsp. tumeric

  8. 1/2 tsp. salt (to taste)

  9. 1/2 tsp. pepper (to taste)

  10. 1/2 tsp. Goya vegetable seasoning (to taste)

  11. Add all ingredient to stock pot.

  12. Let cook until beans and vegetables are soft.


Spinach Strawberry Salad

  1. 1 Cup of fresh baby spinach; washed

  2. 4 - 6 strawberries

  3. 3 - 4 rings of thinly sliced red onion

  4. Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette

  5. Feta and raisins optional