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Healthy Smoothie

So what do you do with 1/2 gallon of yogurt?

Make Smoothies, of course.

My favorite is strawberry/banana, but Dave makes all kinds of crazy concoctions. Sometimes I like to put this chocolate syrup in my smoothies. Shhh, don’t tell anyone.

  • 1.5 Cups Yogurt
  • 2 Bananas
  • 4-6 Large Strawberries (yes, these were frozen. Strawberries are out of season, ok?)
  • Ice or Milk to thicken or thin the smoothie to desired consistency

Blend it all up, and pat yourself on the back for being healthy. Slainte!


Frugalista Weekend Meal

Soup soup soup. Nice and cheap. Well, it can be.  This one is.

Chicken Tortilla Soup


I hope you’re comfortable cooking a whole chicken. If you’re not, you should be! The chicken I cooked cost $4 and gave me enough meat and broth for this soup, with 2 cups of meat and 2 cups of broth left over.

Throw a whole chicken in a large pot and cover it with water. Add salt, seasonings, veggies if you want.  Simmer this on the stove for about 2 hours (longer if you want). Pull the meat off the chicken and strain the broth. Now you’re ready to make soup!

Let me break it down for you

  • 2 cups cooked chicken ($2)
  • 4-6 cups chicken broth  (free when you make your own)
  • 1 14 oz can hominy ($.59)
  • 1 14 oz can diced tomatoes with jalepeno peppers ($.59)
  • 2 cups cooked black beans ($.50 when you cook your own)
  • spices (salt, chili powder, adobo) ($ negligible)

Grand total:  $3.68

We haven’t eaten all of  it yet, but I’m guessing this made 6 servings of soup. That makes it $.61 a serving! 61 cents!

Serve with cheese and tortilla chips.