Family dinners are far from boring this week with fun meals like a colorful chicken tostada!
New recipes don't have to be difficult; almost all of the recipes on this week's meal plan can be made in less than an hour,
from prep to finish. Get creative in the kitchen and your family will thank you!
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Cost per serving: $2.60
If you don't have a shallot in your pantry, dice half a small onion and use instead.
See recipe: Pork Chops with Apples
Cost per serving: $1.55
Even without meat, this soup is hearty and substantial enough to serve as dinner. If you'd like to make it vegetarian, just use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.
See recipe: Quick Mushroom-Barley Soup
Cost per serving: $2.61
Red beans are pretty in this dish, but you can use any kind you have on hand. Black beans or low-fat refried beans work just as well, or try a colorful mixture. Or spoon warm canned vegetarian chili on top to punch up the flavor.
See recipe: Chicken and Red Bean Tostadas
Cost per serving: $1.73
Kid-friendly vegetable side dishes such as peas and carrots and baked waffle fries make this a complete meal for young ones.
See recipe: Crunchy Pecan-Crusted Chicken Fingers
Cost per serving: $1.05
Serve this chili over spaghetti and sprinkle with grated Cheddar, as they do in Cincinnati.
See recipe: Cincinnati Chili
Cost per serving: 37¢
We garnished these cupcakes with rainbow sprinkles to give them a shot of color, but you could use more miniature chocolate chips, chopped nuts, toasted coconut, or a dusting of cocoa powder as your finishing touch.
See recipe: Double Chocolate Cupcakes