Baking-for example apple juice for liquid/sweetener in muffins
Use Tomato Juice for Curry Tomato Soup
, or any other tomato based soup like vegetable soup, or chili. I have a friend that uses it in the crock pot to make stew.
Pineapple Juice goes well as a marinade in Chicken DishesEggs
Fried, Scrambled, Boiled
Quiche-uses milk, egg, and cheese too. A great way to use up leftover meats and veggies.
Challah-a bread very heavy on eggs
Batter for breading meatsBeans
Refried Beans-for side dishes, nachos
Lentils are great for adding recipes that have ground beef or turkey like taco filling, meat loaf, spaghetti etc to stretch your meat some and give nutrition a boost.
Red Beans and Rice
*There are lots of bean dishes in the $2 meal threadPeanutbutter
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies-or the baked kindPeanut Butter Chicken and Rice
or other dish with Peanut butter sauce
Dips for fruit and veggiesCheese
Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Topping for soups, tacos, baked potatoes, casseroles, veggies
Pizza-Crust is easy to make at home. Sometimes we make personal sized pizzas using tortillas, pitas, or english muffins. Alternative crusts are super frugal unless you find them marked down or on sale.Cereals
Corn Flakes can be used for a crunchy casserole topping or "breading" chicken
Crushed Cereal and Oatmeal can be used instead of breadcrumbs in meatballs, meatloaf etc.
Make Snack Mixes using a Variety of Cereals-adding dried fruit, nuts etc is a plusTuna and Carrots
If you are breast feeding exclusively you'll get tuna and carrots too.
Tuna Salad-sandwiches, stuff tomatoes, on garden salad
Tuna Casseroles etc
Shred Carrots for Salad
Use in Soups, side dishes, and casseroles