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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!

 

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Frugalista Weekend Meal

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

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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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.

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