Happy Fourth of July!
I want to help you make the most out of this holiday weekend with EIGHT of my top budget-friendly recipes that are PERFECT options to cook up at any time this weekend. These cheap recipes are a perfect way to cook for the holiday weekend using what’s readily available if not already in your pantry at home.
There’s something for everyone on this list because that’s what we should be celebrating this weekend—the efforts, past and present, to make this country a safe and prosperous place for EVERYONE.
1: LEAN CHILI WITH PLANTAINS
Here in Texas, there’s nothing more American than a good bowl of chili. And in this healthy take, I balance out some of the heat with a delicious and sweet ripe plantain. I use lean bison for this recipe, but you can keep the cost low on this dish by subbing in other proteins. Just try to keep it as low-fat as possible to maintain the macros. This chili is a great option to bring to a get-together OR to prep for yourself as an easy go-to all weekend long—chili tastes better the longer it rests!
#2: SWEET, SPICY AND SALTY FRUIT SALAD
Beat the heat with this perfect summer fruit salad. This salad is a paleo-friendly recipe since I use arrowroot to thicken the salad dressing, it won’t break the bank to put together, and it’s guaranteed to impress your tastebuds! Another thing I love about this salad is that it’s incredibly HYDRATING, which is essential to remember if you’re a)…