I am on a tight budget this week as far as meals go. Hence $2-3 entrees from Trader Joe’s are my savior. After a long day at work and the lovely trek back to my room [the staircase next to my door won't open from inside the stair well..GO FIGURE] so I walk all the way around the building. Extra cardio, though, right?..[disgruntled noise].
Back to dinner, my stocks were rather low. So I decided it was finally time to use the can of black beans I’ve been staring at all summer.
~ Sweet & Spicy Black Bean Salad ~
+ sweet corn [yum]
~ spices ~
My latest department store deal. I found this bottle of gold at a Marshals…maybe a Ross, definitely a store of a similar nature ;) It is so good! and you can spray it on almost anything.
The finished product. I love the red specs of the cayenne pepper!
Just toss everything together and serve. Quick. Affordable. Easy. This is a very versatile dish, if I had more ingredients I would have added fresh lime juice and cilantro and served over a bed of lettuce ;)
Afterwards was another Almond Butter Coconut Ball. I swear these things taste better and better the longer they sit in the freezer.
Yes I am going backwards :o , thought I’d start with what was most recently on my mind. Breakfast today was a quick pomegranate spinach smoothie.
Just some frozen pomegranate kefir, 1/2 frozen banana, 1 tbsp chia seeds, cinnamon, and the rest of a bag of spinach. Blended. Cold perfection :D
With an ABC Ball [of course] possible new addiction? >:)
Trader Joe’s has ceased to please. Never have I enjoyed a frozen meal as much as the ones at TJ’s. The freshness and flavor are the same if not better then eating at a restaurant. Promise. Today I tried the shrimp green curry on jasmine rice.
It. Was. Out. Of. This. World.
Look at this ingredients list! In my book I don’t want Thai food without all the authentic spices and this dish lived it up in the authentic flavor department. Thai eggplant and peas, umm AMAZING.
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QUESTION: What do you do for meals when your on a tight budget?
I tend to resort to the famous PB & J ;)