My family’s food budget is extremely low. Most people wonder how I manage to make dinner every night with such a small amount. Well, I’m going to let you in on some of my secrets. This is the first in a series of posts on how to save money on your food bill. I have been posting each time Harris Teeter has super double coupons. This is a crucial element to my success. If you are lucky enough to have a grocery store that runs super double coupons (doubled up to $2) then you really need to plan to take advantage of this.
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One of my favorite vegetables is the zucchini. It’s incredibly versatile and SO CHEAP in the summer! Did I mention that it’s freezable and can be used in sweets as well as savories? What’s not to love!?!? The possibilities are endless with zucchini. So when your neighbor asks if you want the extras from her garden…you better freaking take them!
I was a vegetarian for five years so I was always looking for new ways to make vegetables even tastier. I used a lot of eggplant and zucchini since it was versatile yet inexpensive. It also fills you up and keeps you full. These are a few of my favorite recipes as well as a few that I stumbled upon on Pinterest. You don’t have to be a gourmet chef to make these recipes either. Trust me. Ina Garten, I am not. Just follow the recipe (as least for the first go-round). Substitutions can always wait on the back burner if you are new to this. If you aren’t already following me on Pinterest, I suggest you do so. I am somewhat of a Pinterest sensation! 😉 But seriously, just click this link.
Start stocking up on those bad boys and watch your taste buds (and your wallet) thank you.
Zucchini ‘crab’ cakes– This is one of my favorite recipes and it really tastes a LOT like crab cakes.
Zucchini Bread– This is the recipe that I use all the time. It’s simple and classic.
Zucchini Boats– These are delicious and low carb! They are an alternative to stuffed peppers!
Zucchini-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies– These sound amazing and I think I’ll try them next!
Zucchini Parmesan Crisps– a healthier snack!
Zucchini Lasagna– I make this quite a bit since my husband follows a low carb diet. You don’t even miss the noodles.
75 Zucchini Recipes-a recipe round up, if you will.
I hope this whets your appetite! Like I said, I love zucchini and I love trying it in different recipes. Here is my Zucchini Pinterest board, where I have quite a few more recipes and instructions on how to blanch and freeze zucchini. Let me know if you try any anything! Happy Harvest!
Disclaimer: While the photos in this post are mine, the recipes are not. They came from pinterest and many other sites. I have included a link to each one, in order to give proper credit.