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Fitness

Money-Saving Meals: Healthy, Low-Cost Dinner Recipes

Eating healthy on a tight budget is easy with these expert money-saving tips for grocery shopping and low-cost meals. The number-one piece of advice: Plan your dinners in advance. It's easy with these healthy, budget-friendly dinner recipes.
Farfalle with Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes and Feta Farfalle with Watercress, Cherry Tomatoes, and Feta

Price per serving: $3.56*

All recipes make four servings.

Ingredients
8 ounces farfalle pasta
1 cup crumbled reduced-fat feta cheese
2 pints cherry tomatoes, halved
3 cups watercress leaves (from 2 small bunches)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions. Place the cheese in a large bowl; top with the watercress. Before draining the pasta, take 1/4 cup of the cooking water from the pot and pour it over the watercress. (Watercress will wilt slightly, and cheese will get soft.) Place the tomatoes in a colander. Drain the pasta over the tomatoes for a super-quick blanch. Toss with the watercress and cheese; sprinkle with pepper and serve.

*Prices were compiled on November 6, 2008, in Des Moines, Iowa.

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