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Cooking Healthy on a Budget

Swedish%20Chef.jpg The USDA’s Food Stamp Nutrition Connection Recipe Finder contains more than 400 recipes concocted by nutrition and health professionals and organizations to provide healthy, low cost food choices.

Aside from being a major step up from government-issued cheese, I thought this page could be useful even if you don’t use food stamps. The recipes are simple and concise, so they’re good for beginner cooks or people with limited cooking supplies (and money) like college students.

Some examples:

The recipes have been categorized by important nutrients, the type of dish, audience, cooking equipment, and cost. There is a rating system but it doesn’t seem to get much use. Sure, this isn’t Bon Appétit (for that there’s Epicurious) but you can’t cook Striped Bass with Saffron Vegetables and Spices Broccoli Rabe with $5 and some beginner’s luck.

Photo of the best chef ever at the Smithsonian from oppositeofsuper's Flickr stream (cc)


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