Recipe | 5 Cheap and Healthy Dishes (Sorry Paula Deen)

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Paula Deen has Type II diabetes. Shocker. She's quoted saying to the New York Post, "Not everybody can afford to pay $58 for prime rib or $650 for a bottle of wine. My friends and I cook for regular families who worry about feeding their kids and paying the bills."

Oh, Paula. Your greasy, fat-saturated food done gone to yo head.

Did she really just suggest that the only way to cook for cheap is to shove calories and fat down your family's throat? Dear Paula: You're fired.

We're done with you. Butter is NOT everything.

In the interest of telling Paula to "fudge" off, here are a few successful attempts to prove her wrong. All of the following meals are healthy and can serve a family for less than ten dollars...

Skinny Monkey - A great dessert that tastes just like Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey -- without all of the calories.
Ingredients: Low Fat Banana Pudding, Skim Milk, Bananas, Walnuts, Optional Chocolate Chips

Greek Chicken Garlic Salad An easy, tangy, filling salad that doesn't even require you to buy fresh chicken breasts!
Ingredients: Canned chicken, garlic, lettuce, nuts, feta cheese, olive oil, balsamic vinegar

Chickpea Based Cookie Dough - A dessert that tastes just like Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Use this as a dip or eat with a spoon! Instead of butter, oil, and eggs, this recipe uses Chickpeas, which are extremely nutritious.
Ingredients: 1 Can of Chick Peas, Cashew (or Peanut) butter, Light Brown Sugar, Baking Soda, Vanilla Extract, Optional Chocolate Chips

Curried Lentil Soup - A hearty soup that satisfies your salt/garlic cravings and will fill your stomach without buttery, meaty calories.
Ingredients: Water, dried lentils, sharp cheddar cheese, curry powder, white onion

Grilled Eggplant with Sharp Cheddar and Vine Ripened Tomatoes - Tastes like a good old sandwich but uses eggplant in place of bread/buns!
Ingredients: Eggplant, Olive Oil, Basil, Garlic, Vine Ripened (or regular) Tomatoes

Sidenote: For a hilarious satire of Paula Deen's recipes, check out Funny or Die.

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I'd love to have you link this up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2012/01/anything-goes-linky-party_19.html. Thanks for sharing!


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