Healthy Meals that Are A Cinch To Make

Being prediabetic means eating less carbs, which to me means more hunger. I’m a working mom on a budget and time is so precious.  I need recipes that are easy,  low carb, cheap and delicious.

If I see a recipe that calls for too many ingredients that I don’t have, I immediately say forget that.  These are 3 meals that I make every week and my family and I love them.  These ingredients you will most likely have in your cupboards or fridge or are easily bought at any grocery store.

I get mostly everything at Target because it’s the cheapest store in my area.  On top of cheaper prices you can use the Cartwheel app which gives you an extra percentage off of specific items.  Sometimes it is just a few cents other times it can be a substantial amount.  Definitely worth using and its free.

I’ve also started shopping at Aldi and let me tell you this place is Awesome!!  The prices are amazingly low and the quality is great.  I get all my produce here and recently started buying some staples as well.  I’m trying things one by one so I don’t waste money on things I don’t like.  I will be writing up a post soon on all the delicious products I’ve found at Aldi.

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For Breakfast this is my weekly go to fave!

These Banana Muffins made with Oat Flour and they are full of fiber and take 5 mins to prepare before hitting the oven.

  • Grease pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 1 cup of oats
  • ¾  teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼  teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ cup greek yogurt plain or vanilla
  • 1 banana
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tbs honey or 1/4 cup agave

Grind all dry ingredients and set aside in a cup or bowl

Grind all other ingredients and slowly add the oats into your mixer, I use this one and love it!
Ninja Master Prep Professional Chopper, Blender, Food Processor (QB1004)
It’s awesome for smoothies too!

Add to muffin pan and bake for 16-18 mins


This chili recipe will pack a punch!

It’s healthy, quick and very filling.  My kind of meal people!!

Oh and its child friendly if you leave out the hot sauce.  My 2 year old eats it up.

  • I lb of ground turkey/beef
  • 1 jar of your favorite sauce, I love Francesco Rinaldi Original
  • 1 can or I prefer the bag of steam fresh corn
  • 1 can of red kidney beans or the little pink beans which my toddler loves
  • 2 cups of instant brown rice

Follow instructions on the box for the rice.

Brown the meat add the jar of sauce, wash beans and add to meat, add corn.

Cover and simmer for 20 mins, spoon over the rice and you are good to go!

Add hot sauce as you like!  Yum!

You can also use left overs and serve with chips. Even easier.

Heat and Eat!

Every week I go to Costco specifically for the cooked roasted chicken, since I can’t cook chicken for my life.  While I’m there I get the milk, eggs and bread, because they are the cheapest around, along with the cauliflower rice.

You get 2 huge bags of cauliflower rice and get this, they are steamable!!  How much easier can you get?

  • Just steam the cauliflower rice following the instructions on the bag and add butter, salt and pepper.  I like to add ranch dressing, so good.
  • Cut up the roasted chicken add gravy or Campbell’s Skillet Sauce
  • Green veggie of your choice, we like broccoli or grean beans

You will love these when you realize how easy and cheap they are to make.  You will be preparing them every week.  Better yet, make more and freeze!

Cheers to saving time and money!

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