Healthy Meals for Less: Great-Tasting Simple Recipes Under $1 a Serving [NOOK Book]

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In this easy-to-use, make-it-from-scratch cookbook, Jonni McCoy, the original Miserly Mom, demonstrates that inexpensive meals can be both nutritious and mouth-watering. She offers proof that living well without spending is doable. Originally published as Miserly Meals, every recipe includes the price per serving and a nutritional analysis. Kitchen tips are an added bonus with every recipe. Simple soups, slow-cook dishes, breakfast ideas, vegetarian options, snacks, gifts from the kitchen, and more will make this...
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Overview

In this easy-to-use, make-it-from-scratch cookbook, Jonni McCoy, the original Miserly Mom, demonstrates that inexpensive meals can be both nutritious and mouth-watering. She offers proof that living well without spending is doable. Originally published as Miserly Meals, every recipe includes the price per serving and a nutritional analysis. Kitchen tips are an added bonus with every recipe. Simple soups, slow-cook dishes, breakfast ideas, vegetarian options, snacks, gifts from the kitchen, and more will make this the busy mom's most-used cookbook.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441210876
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 137,809
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Jonni McCoy has been helping increase the shopping power of people since 1991. She has appeared on the Gayle King Show and The 700 Club, and radio programs such as Dr. Laura and FamilyLife Today. She has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, and Woman's World magazines. Jonni lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Jonni McCoy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Prior to motherhood, she spent ten years as a senior buyer and supervisor for electronics firms such as Apple Computer and National Semiconductor. She presents seminars on living for less to women's groups and other conferences. She has been practicing her frugal ways since 1991. Jonni has appeared on The Gayle King Show and The 700 Club, and radio programs such as FamilyLife TodayDick Staub Show. She has also been featured in Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Family Fun, Working Mother, and Woman's Day magazines. Jonni and her husband, Beau, make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where they homeschool their children.
Visit Jonni's website at www.miserlymoms.com
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Healthy Meals for Less


By Jonni McCoy

Bethany House Publishers

Copyright © 2009 Jonni McCoy
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-0-7642-0710-5


Introduction

Why This Cookbook Is Different

"Your ideals are well within your reach." -Ancient Chinese proverb

When I first embarked on my frugal lifestyle, we found most of the extra savings we needed to pay other bills within the grocery budget. We were able to reduce our food bill by more than half! Part of that reduction was through smarter shopping techniques. In my book Miserly Moms, I explain in great detail how to shop differently in order to reduce your grocery spending. I don't want to repeat those tips here, but rather encourage you to read Miserly Moms to learn to stretch your dollar.

Nevertheless, shopping is only part of the way to save grocery money. The other part is to modify the menu. Both things need to be done in order to accomplish a maximum reduction in grocery spending. After all, how can we save money if we have steak several times per week? We need new recipes that call for simple ingredients but still provide an appealing and healthy meal to the family.

That last part of my goal is what this book is really all about. When people hear that I shop and cook frugally, they often assume that our meals are high in carbohydrates, low in protein, andhigh in fat. It saddens me that there are such misconceptions out there about inexpensive meals.

I want to report that these assumptions don't have to be true, and I will provide numerous examples and options to support my position. This book includes over two hundred recipes that offer several features that no other cookbook offers:

Each recipe costs $1 or less per serving. The cost per serving is indicated on each recipe page.

Each recipe has been tested by a chef to make sure the recipe is written correctly, the servings are accurate, and the flavor is tasty.

Each recipe is nutritious (according to RDA standards) and is backed up by a detailed nutritional analysis.

Each recipe offers a preparation time estimate as well as a cook time estimate.

Each recipe is easy to make. No tricky maneuvers or tools are needed.

Each recipe page offers a kitchen tip on varying subjects of interest to a chef.

Chapter 1, "The Miserly Kitchen," explains these features in greater detail. I have also included some nutritional information that I felt was important to keep your family healthy. Page through the information in "The Miserly Kitchen," read some of the Kitchen Tips, and take a look at the charts at the end of the book to see how you can make your kitchen a more effective place.

Use these recipes as a springboard for your own creative ideas. Perhaps you can change a few of your family's favorite meals to make them healthier and cost less. Perhaps you can branch out and add a few vegetarian meals that everyone will love and benefit from, health wise as well as financially. These recipes are our family's favorites. You may notice the lack of pork recipes. That is because my family doesn't like the taste of pork, and no other reason. You can substitute pork for the beef or chicken called for in many of the recipes.

Many of us are frugal in our cooking because we need that extra grocery money somewhere else; others have a financial goal they are trying to meet and need every extra dime. Regardless of your reasons for reducing your grocery budget, let my recipes be a tool to saving you money for some other goal. Let your frugal cooking be an enhancement to your family's budget, not a frustration.

Bon appetit!

(Continues...)



Excerpted from Healthy Meals for Less by Jonni McCoy Copyright © 2009 by Jonni McCoy. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Why This Cookbook Is Different 9

1 The Miserly Kitchen 11

How to Use This Book 11

Pantry Basics 14

Oil Nutrition Tips 18

2 Appetizers 23

3 Beverages 35

4 Soups 48

5 Vegetables and Side Dishes 63

6 Main Dishes 81

7 Vegetarian Main Dishes 110

8 The Twelve Days of Turkey 137

9 Slow Cooking 150

10 Breads and Muffins 169

11 Sauces and Dressings 190

12 Mixes 208

13 Desserts and Snacks 227

14 Kitchen Helps 252

Food Storage Chart 252

Measuring Abbreviations 255

Food Equivalency Chart 255

Emergency Substitutions 255

Measuring Conversions 256

Weights and Measures 257

Metric Conversion Chart 257

General Index 258

Recipe Index 259

Kitchen Tips Index 263

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Great Book

    I have used many recipes. Great book!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2014

    Yummy, inexpensive ideas

    I've made a few recipes from this book already and so far so good. But, there does seem to be a typo in the Tortilla Soup recipe. It says "3 cup lime juice." Looking at other recipes for this soup online, the most I've seen used is a Tablespoon or 2. I tried it with about 1/4 of the lime juice (because I like to make the recipe to the instruction first, then make changes - but I knew I wasn't going to manage 3 cups...) Definitely less lime juice is needed.

    This is a great concept book, listing the cost per serving and basic nutritional value for each recipe. As a bonus, cutting out fillers and reducing packaging costs on something like taco seasoning gets two thumbs up from me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Interesting and different

    This is a really good book for learning to make sauces and mixes that you would ordinarily buy. I enjoyed reading it and am looking forward to trying recipes and mixes.

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