Five recipes with secret ingredients spice up the family meal plan.
Meal planning this week gives us recipes with surprise ingredients: a chicken dish with bright, tangy arugula, three bean
chili with bacon and a meatloaf with a secret ingredient―see if your family can guess!
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Cost per serving: $2.95
This delicious dish calls for classic Asian stir-fry ingredients and adds green peas for color and crunch. To make it even more unusual, go vegetarian by leaving out the shrimp and substituting black beans or edamame.
See recipe: Stir-Fried Noodles with Shrimp and Peas
Cost per serving: $2.14
Dress up plain chicken with a sauce made from baby arugula leaves, black olives and tomatoes. The result is as pretty as it is delicious.
See recipe: Chicken with Tomatoes and Arugula
Cost per serving: $1.98
Bacon adds punch to this delicious chili, made with super-cheap ingredients including canned white, kidney and black beans. Don’t forget to set out toppings, including grated Cheddar, chopped onion and sour cream.
See recipe: Three-Bean Chili
Cost per serving: $1.99
You know it as a topping for pizza, but pepperoni adds zing to a weeknight meatloaf. Using a slow cooker keeps the loaf nice and moist.
See recipe: Meatloaf with Mozzarella, Mushrooms and Pepperoni
Cost per serving: $2.31
Cheese, eggs and bread are the foundation of any strata, but adding chopped ham makes this recipe more substantial. Put this simple dish together in the morning, refrigerate and pop it in the oven before dinner.
See recipe: Ham and Gruyere Stratas