Asparagus is one of my favorite veggies—I grew up in Stockton, California, where there's an annual festival to celebrate it. I like it best stir-fried.—Carolyn Sutter, Orangevale, California Skip links
Our take on the iconic Chinese takeout dish swaps out the beef for pork tenderloin -- it's tasty, tender, and affordable. Hone the technique by cooking each ingredient separately over super-high heat, then combining, and you can apply it to all kinds of vegetables and proteins.
Everyone raves about how sweet the sauce is for these slow-cooked chicken thighs. They’re such a breeze because they simmer away while you do other things. They’re ideal appetizers, but you can also add your favorite side for a nice meal. —Kim Puckett, Reagan, Tennessee Skip links
Roasted garlic lends a rich flavor to this appetizing chicken entree, and it complements the spinach nicely. Ideal for entertaining, the recipe can be assembled in advance and popped in the oven when guests arrive. —Joanna Johnson, Flower Mound, Texas Skip links
If you've got veggies and a protein, you can make stir fry! Stir fries are quick and they're great because you can basically use whatever you have on hand. Really, you just can't go wrong with a bowl full of veggies. And it'll be way better than takeout! See more frugal recipes!
Honey and Garlic Chicken Stir Fry with Cauliflower Egg Fried Rice. That Chinese take-away might be tempting, but this chicken stir-fry with cauliflower egg fried rice is just as tasty, and so much better for you!
I love stir fries because of three reasons: 1. they're quick, 2. you can usually use whatever veggies you have on hand, and 3. they make for really yummy leftovers.This Thai-style beef stir fry is full of flavors and is a great recipe for getting lots of vegetables to your family in a quick amount of time. If you don't like spicy foods, feel free to leave out the spicy peppers.See more frugal recipes!
Skip greasy takeout food and go for this healthy and fast dinner that's so much more enjoyable. To make it even easier, warm up ready-to-serve brown rice in the microwave and supper is ready to go (with one less pan to wash). —Donna Lindecamp, Morganton, North Carolina Skip links