Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa – $5 Dinner Challenge


Years ago when we had our oldest on a gluten free diet, I quickly learned that the best way to do that diet on a budget is to avoid gluten all together. And bake sparingly, and from scratch. I learned to base our meals around sweet potatoes, potatoes and brown rice. Adding in brown rice pasta, as our budget allowed. At the moment, we have 1 kid off dairy and soy, another kid … [Read more...]

Alexia Sweet Potato + Last Chance April Printable Coupons

alexia sweet potato foods printable coupon

It's the end of April, so be sure to print any available coupons before they disappear or reset.  Here are some of our favorites: Food $1/1 any Alexia Sweet Potato item $0.35/1 Aunt Millie's Deli Buns or Rolls $0.75/1 any Cascadian Farm product $1/3 any General Mills Cereals or here $1/1 Green Mountain Naturals Hot Apple Cider K-Cup Packs 12 ct $1/1 any Kashi … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List – 4/30


The $5 Dinners Weekly Meal Plan with Printable Grocery List Every week I will post 5 links to archived recipes, plus an additional 1 or 2 recipes for breakfast, snacks or batch cooking recipes.  You can click through to see the original recipe and print that recipe if you like. (Or go green and just come back to this post to get to the recipe.) Can you believe April has … [Read more...]

The Strawberries are Running…


The first year I planted our single strawberry plant, we had a few berries. The next year, we got one runner plant that took up resident right next to the original plant. Last year, we had 3 or 4 more runner plants. And this year, the runners have taken over the little plot that they are in. In the past I've planted green beans there, both bush and vine varieties. But this … [Read more...]