|Sweet potato and black bean enchiladas. Recipe here.|
The biggest money-saver (besides boycotting CVS) has been making -- and sticking -- to a monthly food budget. Common sense, I know, but for some reason Jack and I failed miserably at this -- we both over-budgeted and overspent like crazy each month on food.
But not anymore. Now we plan our meals and bring our lunches, and it totally rules.
Even though I'm a pretty pathetic cook, I've made some delicious meals and side dishes in the past 14 days, including the pictured sweet potato and black bean enchiladas and:
- Crock pot chickpea, butternut squash and red lentil stew
- Vegetable Gumbo
- Garlic Naan
- Mac and cheese
- Spaghetti with kale, bacon and brie cheese
I have to say I agree.