Cheap Eats: Recipes That Won't Break the Bank

Cheap Eats
Recipes for diabetes-friendly fare that won’t break the bank.

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Mix and match these courses for on-a-budget, carb-conscious lunches and dinners that will make the whole family happy.






Appetizers

Steamed Chicken and Rice Balls
Black Bean Hummus
Rosemary and Garlic Focaccia
Quick Taco Soup
3 Bean Salad
Pita Pizza Pizzazz
Baked Sweet Onion Dip
Quick Snack Nachos
Chili Bean Dip

Main Dishes

Flank Steak


Barbecue Brisket
Oriental Flank Steak
Dilled Fish Fillets
Pizza Meatloaf
Garlic Greens with Pasta (side dish)
Skillet Stew

Desserts

Custard Dessert


Honey Cookies
Peanut Butter Pudding
Rice Pudding with Raisins
Apfelkuchen (German Apple Cake)
Angel Bites
Vanilla and Nutmeg Custard
Spicy Pumpkin Cookies


Reviewed by Susan Weiner, R.D., M.S., C.D.E., C.D.N. 10/08

Last Modified Date: November 28, 2012

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