frugal meals http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/9185/all en-US 15 Delicious Dishes Made Better With Salsa http://www.wisebread.com/15-delicious-dishes-made-better-with-salsa <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/15-delicious-dishes-made-better-with-salsa" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_13747158_LARGE.jpg" alt="delicious recipes you can make with salsa" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Is your refrigerator ever without a jar of salsa? Mine either. I love it so much that I keep buying different types: green, peach, mild, spicy, etc. Which makes it a great (and inexpensive) condiment to cook with. Here are 15 ways to think &quot;beyond the dip.&quot;</p> <h2>1. Bye-Bye, Bland Chicken Breasts</h2> <p>Spray a casserole dish with nonstick spray. Brown four boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Move them to the casserole dish and sprinkle with seasonings (a Mexican blend is good). Pour a cup of salsa over, cover with foil, and bake at 375&ordm;F for 40 minutes. Serve over rice or quinoa with sour cream; garnish with avocado.</p> <h2>2. Lunch in a Jar</h2> <p>I love the trend of packing lunch in a mason jar and toting it to work. Foods stay crisp and cool. This <a href="http://relish.com/recipes/taco-salad-to-go/">to-go taco salad</a> is delicious and nutritious. Bring along some tortilla chips and you'll enjoy every bite.</p> <h2>3. Salsa Burgers</h2> <p>To ground hamburger or ground turkey, add a half-cup of salsa. Fry or grill as usual. Top with guacamole, pico de gallo, and a slice of Monterey jack cheese. It's great with home fries that have been sprinkled with cumin and smoked paprika.</p> <h2>4. Fish and Queso</h2> <p>Melt butter and a little oil in a skillet. Add fish (cod, halibut, snapper, etc.), sprinkle with salt and pepper, and fry 4-5 minutes on each side, depending on thickness of fish and desired degree of doneness. Top with salsa and serve with red potatoes and cotija or queso fresco (Mexican cheeses).</p> <h2>5. Instant Appetizer</h2> <p>I like to use Neufchatel cheese for this appetizer, because it's a little softer. Simply take it out of the package, and pour a half-cup of salsa over. Serve with <em>sturdy</em> tortilla chips.</p> <h2>6. Salsa N' Scramble</h2> <p>This is a great way to start your morning. Scramble eggs as usual and top with salsa. Heat a whole-wheat tortilla, and scoop in your scrambled eggs. Add a little cheese, and fold it all up.</p> <h2>7. Crock-Pot Salsa Chicken</h2> <p>One of my coworkers whipped this <a href="http://thefrugalgirls.com/2014/01/crockpot-peach-salsa-chicken-recipe.html">Crock-Pot peach salsa chicken</a> up and brought in leftovers. It's delicious and easy. She served it with fluffy white rice and steamed broccoli. Pop one of those cooking bags into your slow-cooker and cleanup gets even easier!</p> <h2>8. Stuff It</h2> <p>Besides being really inexpensive, these <a href="http://relish.com/recipes/stuffed-zucchini-with-red-beans-rice-and-chunky-salsa/">stuffed zucchini</a> look and taste great. I didn't have any jicama so I left that out. I also substituted some leftover white rice I had already made. They were delicious and satisfying.</p> <h2>9. Delicious and Deviled</h2> <p>Just about everyone loves deviled eggs. The next time you make them, try adding a dollop of salsa on top. It adds a lot of flavor and color.</p> <h2>10. Hotter Hummus</h2> <p>I love hummus, but it's kind of pricey in the store, isn't it? Make your own (so easy and cheap) and top with salsa for a little extra heat. Crisp pita bread by drizzling with olive oil and toasting in the oven; break into chip sizes and serve with the <a href="http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/five-minute-hummus-recipe">hummus</a>.</p> <h2>11. Zip Up Soup</h2> <p>Salsa can really perk up a lot of boring soups. Try it in canned soups, like chicken with rice, or potato. It's a perfect addition in a black-bean or lentil soup, too.</p> <h2>12. Meatloaf</h2> <p>Instead of adding tomato sauce, try using salsa, instead. I like to also add a small can of chilis. Sprinkle cheese over the top during last 10 minutes of baking.</p> <h2>13. Salsa Pizza</h2> <p>Grab one of those handy store-bought crusts and let's make a Mexican-style pizza. Start with a layer of salsa, instead of pizza sauce. Add browned hamburger or cooked, diced chicken, shredded Monterey jack cheese, and sliced olives. It's also great as an appetizer, cut into small pieces.</p> <h2>14. Emergency Salad Dressing</h2> <p>Combine salsa with plain yogurt or sour cream for a delicious, easy, dressing. I like to use tortilla chips as &quot;croutons&quot; in the salad.</p> <h2>15. Mexican-Style &quot;Lasagna&quot;</h2> <p>This <a href="http://skinnyms.com/mexican-style-lasagna-recipe/">lasagna</a> goes together really easily, and is also a great potluck dish.</p> <p><em>What do you do with salsa, besides down it with chips? Share with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/marla-walters">Marla Walters</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-delicious-dishes-made-better-with-salsa">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-delicious-raw-recipes-to-try-this-summer">11 Delicious Raw Recipes to Try This Summer</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tasty-treats-to-make-with-mulberries">Tasty Treats to Make With Mulberries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-delicious-dishes-you-can-make-with-a-can-of-tomato-soup">11 Delicious Dishes You Can Make With a Can of Tomato Soup</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-meals-that-make-terrific-leftovers">11 Meals That Make Terrific Leftovers</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-frugal-and-delicious-meals-to-make-with-your-kids">10 Frugal and Delicious Meals to Make With Your Kids</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Food and Drink budgeting dinner Food frugal dinner frugal food frugal meals recipes salsa salsa recipes Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:30:35 +0000 Marla Walters 1782867 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Frugal and Delicious Meals to Make With Your Kids http://www.wisebread.com/10-frugal-and-delicious-meals-to-make-with-your-kids <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-frugal-and-delicious-meals-to-make-with-your-kids" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000080725467_Large.jpg" alt="cooking healthy and frugal meals with your kids" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>There are a lot of great reasons to cook with your kids. They'll taste and sample ingredients during the process, which I have found is a good way to introduce new foods. Secondly, cooking is an excellent time to hang out and bond with them. Lastly, they'll need to know how to cook eventually, when they go off to the real world. So having an arsenal of frugal, easy recipes will come in handy.</p> <p>Children can begin to learn to cook at a very young age. In fact, in the Montessori method, cooking is part of the school curriculum, and you can purchase small-hand size cutting and slicing tools.</p> <p>The first step is to teach cleanliness &mdash; show them the importance of washing hands and how to wash fruit and vegetables. Then, demonstrate. It's hard to explain to someone how to crack an egg. You just have to try it.</p> <p>Here are 10 frugal, fun recipes to make with your kids.</p> <h2>1. Stone Soup</h2> <p>You may remember this wonderful book by author <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0689711034/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0689711034&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=4QKL4RDZ63H437HD">Marcia Brown</a> about three hungry soldiers. My mother used to make this <a href="http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/stone-soup">soup</a> in her kindergarten classroom with the children after reading the story. The children each brought ingredients and would prep the ingredients, add them, and make soup for their lunch. It was a huge hit. Besides working on chopping and measuring skills, they'll learn how to chop an onion, which can be a real challenge.</p> <h2>2. Chicken in Cracker Crumbs</h2> <p>This is a very simple, yet really delicious dinner. To serve four, pop four boneless, skinless, chicken breasts into Ziploc bags. Zip, place on a sturdy breadboard, and hand your kid a mallet. Let them pound away to about &frac34; inch thickness. When all have been pounded, fill a clean Ziplock with a sleeve of crackers and let them pound again until you have crumbs. Add a cup of shredded cheese (another great kid chore) and combine the cheese with the crumbs. Dip each breast into melted butter (use about half a stick), and then into the cheese-crumb mixture. Spray a baking pan with non-stick spray, add the chicken breasts, and sprinkle the top with the remaining coating mix; drizzle with another two tablespoons of melted butter. Bake at 375&ordm;F for about 45 minutes, until thoroughly cooked through. Serve with rice or pasta and vegetables.</p> <h2>3. Stuffed Baked Potatoes</h2> <p>These are one of the easiest things for kids to make, and if you let them choose their own &quot;stuffings,&quot; they'll really get a kick out of them. I like to use russets. Preheat the oven to 400&ordm;F. Scrub each potato and prick with a fork. This is important! I like to rub mine with a little butter before they go into the oven, directly onto a rack. Bake for an hour. Assist the kids with removing from the oven safely, and carefully cut open. To make it a meal, add chili, or broccoli with cheese. They can even make a potato &quot;taco&quot; with cheeses, olives, salsa, etc. Pre-teens might also like to make a potato &quot;bar&quot; with various fillings for parties.</p> <h2>4. Dutch Baby</h2> <p>A Dutch Baby is a sort of a puffy popover pancake. This is a good recipe for practicing egg-cracking and juicing skills, as well as measuring. If have an oven with a window, these are fun to watch while baking with your child. It is loaded with egg, which causes it to puff up when baking. As it cools, it will mostly deflate. They go together quickly in the blender.</p> <p>Here is an easy <a href="http://allrecipes.com/recipe/239993/chef-johns-dutch-babies/">Dutch Baby</a> recipe. I don't use a cast-iron skillet &mdash; melting butter into a large casserole dish works just fine. I like them with butter and lemon juice, as suggested in the recipe, but younger palates may prefer Nutella, peanut butter, or sliced, sauteed apples. These also work for a savory meal. Try filling with cheese, chopped ham, well-drained broccoli, and sliced green onions. Yum!</p> <h2>5. Grilled Cheese</h2> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GyLX64aJY80" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>My father was a big fan of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyLX64aJY80">grilled cheese sandwiches</a>. He taught me how to make them at age seven and I thought they were divine. Here is a classic, easy, method using American cheese.</p> <h2>6. Mini-Pizzas</h2> <p>There are two ways you can make these. One is to split English muffins and spoon over pizza sauce, cheese, pepperoni, olives, etc., and then bake. Another method is to use biscuit dough (the refrigerated kind in the can) and flatten. If you want to try this, place the biscuit dough between two sheets of wax paper. Either use hands or a rolling pin to flatten, then put toppings on and bake as usual (400&ordm;F oven, about 12-15 minutes). I like to set the toppings in small bowls and just let the kids go to town on choosing their own.</p> <h2>7. Chicken &quot;Curry&quot;</h2> <p>My mother-in-law loved to recruit her grandchildren for help when making this recipe. It's a huge family favorite and kids love it because after preparing the toppings, they can put whatever they want on their own plate. Kids can grate cheese, crush tortilla chips, slice olives and green onions, cut up hard-boiled eggs and avocados, etc.</p> <p>Method:</p> <p>Cook a pot of rice; set aside, covered. Prepare two cans of cream of chicken soup; heat. Add curry powder to taste.</p> <p>Toppings: Hard-boiled eggs, avocados, tortilla chips, black olives, tomatoes, pickle relish, grated cheese, raisins, green onions&hellip; the sky's the limit.</p> <p>To serve, put a large spoonful of rice on a plate. Add the &quot;curry sauce&quot; and any toppings you like.</p> <h2>8. Eggs</h2> <p>At age four, my niece was making herself eggs. It was quite a thing to watch her drag a stool into the kitchen and go at it. Her method was to make <a href="http://www.incredibleegg.org/recipe/microwave-coffee-cup-scramble/">scrambled eggs in a cup</a>. After spraying your cup with non-stick spray, add two eggs (stir with a fork), two tablespoons of milk, and add two tablespoons of grated cheese, once cooked.</p> <h2>9. Crepes</h2> <p><iframe width="420" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/C1DgmbMMOgA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1DgmbMMOgA">Crepes</a> might sound sort of fancy for a cook-with-kids project, but it's easier than it seems. My daughter, who loved them from an early age, finally figured out she needed to learn to make them herself, because I didn't make them often. A single recipe makes seven or eight crepes. As a young adult, she'd fill them with spinach and goat cheese for dinner, then with jam and powdered sugar for dessert. A nine-or 10-year-old can make these; just make sure you supervise, since the stove will be in use.</p> <h2>10. Tortilla Roll-Ups</h2> <p><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Nj_Y-SovfwM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>These <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nj_Y-SovfwM">tortilla roll-ups</a> are really kid-friendly, and as another bonus, kids love them in their <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-school-lunches-that-will-make-your-kid-smarter">school lunches</a>. Make several rolls on a Sunday and you'll be ahead of the game. I prefer using &quot;light&quot; cream cheese in mine, rather than a mayonnaise (and it makes a better adhesive), but let your child decide.</p> <p>Nervous about kids cutting with sharp knives? <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzZyUErS76U">Here</a> is a good demo. Keep safety in mind and supervise, but get creative and have fun!</p> <p><em>What are some other meals that are fun for the kids to cook? Share with us!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/marla-walters">Marla Walters</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-frugal-and-delicious-meals-to-make-with-your-kids">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/11-delicious-dishes-you-can-make-with-a-can-of-tomato-soup">11 Delicious Dishes You Can Make With a Can of Tomato Soup</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-delicious-dishes-made-better-with-salsa">15 Delicious Dishes Made Better With Salsa</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-delicious-and-frugal-power-bowls-you-want-right-now">10 Delicious and Frugal Power Bowls You Want Right Now</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tasty-treats-to-make-with-mulberries">Tasty Treats to Make With Mulberries</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-easy-recipes-perfect-for-the-traveling-chef">5 Easy Recipes Perfect for the Traveling Chef</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living Food and Drink cooking lesson cooking lesson for kids easy dinners frugal meals how to cook kid-friendly activities kids recipes Wed, 18 May 2016 09:00:04 +0000 Marla Walters 1712071 at http://www.wisebread.com 10 Delicious and Frugal Power Bowls You Want Right Now http://www.wisebread.com/10-delicious-and-frugal-power-bowls-you-want-right-now <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/10-delicious-and-frugal-power-bowls-you-want-right-now" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/iStock_000075165611_Large.jpg" alt="delicious power bowls" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Power Bowls are the new &quot;it&quot; girl, or &quot;the new black,&quot; in the food world. It's not without good reason, though, because as far as food trends go, this one is pretty good. Filled with a variety of healthy ingredients, Power Bowls are also usually quite visually appealing &mdash; and we eat first with our eyes, so that's important. They can be modified for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and are transportable.</p> <p>So what's the downfall? Having a tried a few myself, I'll tell you: They can be <em>expensive. </em>Ones I have sampled have run between $12 and $22. I don't blame the restaurants, though. If you're ordering a bowl with grilled salmon, red quinoa, kale, and enoki mushrooms, be prepared to pay up. The kitchen uses additional prep time, since how the bowls <em>look</em> is important. Presentation is everything, after all. Instead of tossing all ingredients together, chefs need to take the time to &quot;compose&quot; bowls. Each fresh ingredient lives in its own boldly colored quadrant.</p> <p>According to the NYMag, the <a href="http://nymag.com/thecut/2016/02/why-bother-eating-food-if-its-not-in-a-bowl.html">ideal Power Bowl</a> &quot;consists of 15% lean protein, 25% whole grains, 35% vegetables, 10% sauce and 30% extras (including nuts, seeds and sprouts).&quot; Quinoa is a popular &quot;base&quot; in bowls, as just a cup of it has double the protein found in white rice. Brown rice is also a good choice, as it is also higher in magnesium potassium, and selenium.</p> <p>Here are some tips, tricks, and winning Power Bowl combos.</p> <h2>Prep</h2> <p>To keep costs low, you'll need to do some preparation. To get ready for a week of bowls, cook a pot of brown rice and a pot of quinoa on Sunday. Cool and package in plastic sandwich bags. Roast a large pan of vegetables, chop greens, cook meats, and boil eggs. This will make assembly go quickly during the week. I cheat and use purchased sauces and salad dressings.</p> <h2>1. Roasted Chickpeas, Brown Rice, Diced Chicken, and Red Peppers</h2> <p>Chickpeas are great on their own, but try roasting them for extra crunch. Drain a 15 ounce can of chickpeas and blot dry with a paper towel. Toss with olive oil, red pepper flakes, garlic, and sea salt. Roast in a 400&ordm; F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until crunchy. Add to your bowl with brown rice, diced cooked chicken, and chopped red peppers. And I like peanut sauce and chopped cilantro on top.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Watch for canned chickpeas to go on sale; and use Costco rotisserie chickens.</p> <h2>2. Burrito-Inspired Bowl</h2> <p>You've likely had one of these at Chipotle, but they're so easy to make at home. Begin with brown rice. Drain and rinse a 15 ounce can of black beans; use about &frac14; cup per bowl (freeze any leftovers). Add chicken, corn, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, onions, and sliced avocado. Top with salsa and sour cream, and serve some tortilla chips on the side.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Here is another use for that Costco rotisserie chicken. Also, use the carcass to start a pot of stock.</p> <h2>3. Teriyaki Salmon, Quinoa, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Red Pepper</h2> <p>Brown rice works equally well in this one. Roasting the vegetables brings out their natural sweetness, which tastes good with the salmon. If possible, grill the salmon, otherwise pan-fry with the red peppers. Top with sliced green onions and a little prepared teriyaki sauce.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Buy large pieces of salmon and cut into smaller serving pieces; bag and freeze to use as needed.</p> <h2>4. Buckwheat Breakfast Bowl</h2> <p>Boil buckwheat noodles and broccoli pieces in chicken or vegetable broth. Add a quarter cup of firm, sliced tofu; stir to warm. Gently poach an egg in the pan; serve in bowl sprinkled with sesame seeds. Drizzle with soy sauce.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Make your own chicken or vegetable broth; freeze in one-quart plastic sandwich bags. Asian markets may have less expensive noodles than your regular grocery store.</p> <h2>5. Butternut Squash, Quinoa, Kale, and Peanuts</h2> <p>This one is best served hot. Peel and cube squash; microwave. When tender, stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter and mix until coated. For even more flavor, cook quinoa, or reheat, in &quot;lite&quot; coconut milk. Serve with chopped kale; garnish with chopped peanuts and cilantro.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Peel and cube your own squash instead buying prepared squash in the plastic containers. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-surprisingly-delicious-squash-recipes?ref=seealso">20 Surprisingly Delicious Squash Recipes</a>)</p> <h2>6. Beefy Bowl</h2> <p>Grill and slice steak; place in bowl with brown rice, roasted beets, sliced avocados, baby spinach, and crumbled goat cheese. Drizzle with Sriracha sauce.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Use London broil, usually a &quot;top round&quot; cut, which is less expensive. Wash and dry your own spinach instead of buying in bags. Fresh beets are easy to roast. Just wrap in foil, place on a cookie sheet, and roast at 400&ordm; F for 40-50 minutes. Skins will slip right off.</p> <h2>7. Peanut Butter-Banana Bowl</h2> <p>This delicious combination will keep you going all morning. To a serving of warm oatmeal, stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter. Top with a sliced banana, flaked coconut, and a few walnut halves.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Buy oatmeal in bulk, rather than individual packets.</p> <h2>8. Dad's Special</h2> <p>As a teenager, my dad picked peaches and almonds in the California valley, and that inspired this combination. To warm oatmeal, add sliced peaches, chopped raw almonds, raisins, and vanilla Greek yogurt.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Invest in a yogurt maker and make your own, which is super-easy and much less expensive that purchased Greek yogurt.</p> <h2>9. Lentil Curry</h2> <p>Cook lentils in &quot;lite&quot; coconut milk; add prepared red curry sauce to taste. Add to bowl with brown rice, cubed butternut or kabocha squash, shredded purple cabbage, and garnish with cashews.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Stock up when squash is in season.</p> <h2>10. Breakfast Fried Rice Bowl</h2> <p>Heat cooked brown rice in a little olive oil; toss in any leftover cooked vegetables &mdash; edamame, carrots, and broccoli are good. Crack an egg over the hot rice and vegetables; stir and scramble the egg. Leftover shrimp and tofu are particularly good in this, too. Garnish with soy sauce and green onions.</p> <p><strong>Keep it frugal</strong>: Try to stick to the generic soy sauce, since it basically tastes the same as major brands and will be way cheaper.</p> <p>Once you have mastered basic &quot;bowl construction,&quot; the combinations are endless. Keep in mind that you are looking for lean protein, whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. Just be sure to watch the calories in any dressings or sauces added.</p> <p><em>Any favorite power bowls not listed above? Share with us in the comments!</em></p> <h2 style="text-align: center;">Like this article? 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