3 Meals Under $10

Posted at: 04/23/2013 10:21 AM

You may think healthy foods are costly, but there are so many that can fit into your budget.  Hy-Vee Dietitian, Jen Haugen, will show you three meals that will keep your wallet and your waistline in check.

How To Keep The Costs Down?

Choose Store Brands
Private-label store-brand products will save you an average of 15-30% over the national name brand with quality and taste you will enjoy.  Jen will share tips on how to save using store brands including the foods which are dietitian picks.

The Goal
Choose nutrient-rich foods for the money you spend.  How many nutrients are you getting for the money?

3 Meals Under $10
By using private label products and eating more meals at home, you will spend less on your meals and eat healthier at the same time.  Jen will share meal ideas you can prepare in less than 30 minutes that cost less than $10 at the store and serve a family of four a satisfying dinner.  

Get the recipes:
Asian Chicken Salad

Spinach and Onion Quiche

Scalloped Potatoes, Ham and Broccoli

Dietitian Picks – Private Label Brands

  • Bagged lettuce and coleslaw
  • Canned beans
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned tuna
  • Eggs
  • Frozen vegetables and fruit
  • Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Pasta and rice
  • Peanut butter
  • Whole grain bread
  • Yogurt

Jen Haugen represents Hy-Vee as a nutrition expert promoting healthy eating throughout the community.  Jen is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.