Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday Budget Tip - Quick Recipes

I thought this week I'd offer some quick budget healthy recipes to help offset sugar highs from all the Halloween candy :)

Fried Rice


  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper

  • 2 eggs

  • 4 cups cooked rice

  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce


Spray a skillet with nonstick cooking spray, then add green pepper and saute until crisp-tender. Add eggs and cook until they are completely set, stirring frequently. Add the rice and soy sauce; heat through.

Yield: 7-8 servings
Prep Time: About 5 minutes
Cook Time: About 10 minutes

Speedy Tortilla Soup


  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted

  • 4 cups water

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken

  • 4 flour tortillas cut into 2-1/2-inch strips


In a saucepan, bring the soup and water to a boil. Stir in the chicken and tortilla strips; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: About 5 minutes
Cook Time: About 30 minutes