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Inexpensive and Healthy Recipes for the Whole Family

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Healthy eating doesn't have to be expensive. Learn simple nutrient-rich recipes your whole family will love.
Air Date: 7/2/14
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Nina Elder, Deputy Food Editor at Every Day with Rachel Ray
Nina Elder is the Deputy Food Editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray, where she heads up the magazine's food coverage. Prior to coming to EDWRR, Nina was an editor at Bon Appétit and Better Homes & Gardens. In her 15-plus years in the magazine industry, Nina has written about a variety of topics, from biscuits to biking vacations. She lives in New York, but will always be a southern Missouri girl at heart.
Inexpensive and Healthy Recipes for the Whole Family
There is often a misconception that eating healthy will cost you an arm and a leg.

But the truth is that healthy eating doesn't have to be expensive.

In fact, with the right ingredients, you can make nutrient-rich meals that your whole family will love for about $2 per person.

Even better? These meals can be prepared in 20 minutes or less; most can be done in about 10 minutes.

Nina Elder is the Deputy Food Editor at Every Day with Rachael Ray. She joins Andrea and Lisa to share a few healthy stir fry recipes that are both delicious and easy to make, as well as ways to spice up the taste without adding unnecessary fat or calories.

Shrimp & Snap Pea Stir Fry

2 tbsp. canola oil - $.07
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced - $.10
2 cups sugar snap peas, trimmed - $.96
½ cup of canned sliced water chestnuts, drained - $.38
12 oz. large shrimp, peeled and de-veined - $4.78
2 tbsp. ponzu sauce - $.20
3 cups cooked long-grain white rice - $.40
TOTAL: $6.89
PER PERSON: $1.72
Fun tip: An extra buck will buy you lemon zest, a fragrant and tangy touch before serving.

Spicy Lamb & Carrot Stir Fry
1lb boneless leg of lamb, trimmed and thinly sliced - $4.99
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced - $.15
2 tbsp. soy sauce - $.11
1 tbsp. ground cumin - $.40
1 tsp. crushed red pepper - $.12
3 tbsp. canola oil - $.11
1 large onion, sliced - $.49
½ lb carrots, thinly sliced on an angle - $.50
3 cups of cooked long-grain brown rice - $.42
½ cup of cilantro - $.25
TOTAL: $7.54
PER PERSON: $1.89
Fun tip: An extra buck will buy you ½ cup of Greek Yogurt to balance the bold Moroccan flavors.

Ginger Pork & Cabbage Stir Fry
1 lb boneless pork chops, thinly sliced - $4.49
1 tsp. cornstarch $.01
1 tsp. toasted sesame oil - $.12
3 tbsp. canola oil - $.11
1 piece (1 inch) fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced - $.14
3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced - $.15
½ head napa cabbage, cored and chopped - $1.17
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced - $1.00
1 scallion, thinly sliced - $.11
3 cups cooked long-grain brown rice - $.42
TOTAL: $7.72
PER PERSON: $1.93
Fun tip: An extra buck will buy you a pear – stir in diced pear for a subtle sweetness.
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