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Healthy Meals for Less: Great-Tasting Simple Recipes Under $1 a Serving

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  147 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
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 ...more
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Published September 1st 2009 by Bethany House Publishers (first published 2009)
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Aug 09, 2015 Janelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Beginners cooking on a budget
I've done something unusual with this rating. Normally I would rate a book on how I enjoyed it at the time of reading, but with this book I'm rating it based on how I would have appreciated it 20 years ago, if it had been available to me then. Initially when I first started reading through these recipes, I was a little ho hum, been there, done that, know it already. Then I realised that my response was based on twenty years of cooking for a family on a budget, and that twenty years ago, when I w ...more
Molly McMurray
Jul 18, 2014 Molly McMurray rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love the homemade alternatives!

Love the homemade alternatives!

I bookmarked (on my kindle) many recipes and can't wait to dive in. However, I do hope the author will go through the ingredient lists to fix where the amount (usually where followed by 'cup') somehow got reduced to a size too small to read. This is the only reason I didn't give the book 5 stars. PLEASE run a revision so we kindle readers can enjoy each & every recipe!

I plan to lighten the sweet recipes (my weakness) by substitut
Dec 22, 2010 Emelda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cookbooks, frugality
Most of the recipes looked bland, too simple to care about, so not vegan, or were covered in other books that were better buys(such as The Tightwad Gazette).

I've tried two so far and only really have the intention to do one more:

Meatless Shepard's Pie. Like the TVP addition, but overall I like the Shepard Pie from "How It All Vegan," but I think I'm going to add in the TVP next time. Also, this recipe has no garlic! Does not compute.

Chewy Granola Bars: YUM! I added a cup of coconut and used aga
Julie Barrett
Jul 30, 2014 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Healthy Meals for Less: Great-Tasting Simple Recipes Under $1 a Serving
Lots of helpful information for everything you need to know about the collection of recipes that anybody can make.
So much information along with tips you can take your time as this one is a keeper.
Nutritional information is included along with the recipes and what utensils to use along with appliances.
Nov 27, 2013 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Found several vegetarian recipe keepers in this cookbook--Spanish Pie, meatless Shepherd's Pie,& the meatless meatloaf to name a few. Easy and inexpensive healthy comfort foods perfect for winter dinners. Also made for great leftovers!
Jul 17, 2014 jj rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Haven't made any of the recipes yet - But most certainly will. There are several that sound absolutely delicious, Chinese drumsticks, ramen chicken salad, hummus, buffalo wings,coffeechino, just to name a few. There were also several vegetarian main dishes that I would try as well.
Diana Nelson
Sep 17, 2009 Diana Nelson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an amazingly simple cookbook! She shows you the easy ways to make things "from scratch" in order to save a lot of money. It's not gourmet, but it's good food. Sure beats Ramen noodles.
Mar 18, 2014 Karen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The recipes are all "under $1"
you get all your groceries on a good sale.

I was more interested in all the kitchen tips & trucks but there were also a few good recipes I plan on trying
Carol Rankin
Sep 08, 2014 Carol Rankin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Learn a few tips I didn't know.

Lots of interesting and useful recipes. Will be making some. I think anyone who enjoys homemade, will enjoy the recipes.
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