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Healthy, Low Cost Recipes


Our team has created an archive of healthy, affordable, and delicious recipes. These recipes are designed to utilize common food bank ingredients and seasonal produce. The recipes are flexible – consider swapping vegetables in recipes for what you have on hand. We hope these recipes inspire you to get cooking!

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Acorn Squash Harvest Bowl with Cauliflower RiceBy Chester County Food BankAcorn squash has a rich and nutty flavor, making it a wholesome addition to this delicious fall harvest bowl. Rich in vitamins and minerals, it is not only a full of nutrients, but also adds vibrant color!
Apple Cinnamon OatsBy Chester County Food BankOats are a whole grain that are a great source of fiber, making oatmeal a tasty and filling breakfast! Add some flavor and texture to your oatmeal with apples and cinnamon or substitute your own favorite additions!
Banana Pepper QuickleBy Chester County Food BankMake your own zesty banana peppers at home with this easy refrigerator quick pickled pepper recipe.
Collard Wraps with Veggies & White Bean SpreadBy Chester County Food BankCollard leaves are bigger and stronger than most lettuce leaves so you can make burrito-like wraps. The creamy Great Northern Bean spread is similar to hummus so it's the perfect complement to the veggies.
Corn & Pepper Grain BowlBy Chester County Food BankMake the most of sweet, crunchy corn on the cob with this simple, healthy and most important tasty corn, pepper and hearty grain bowl. Like many of our recipes this is a great base and can easily be adjusted to your liking and the season.
Fruit Filled Overnight OatsBy Chester County Food BankThis easy overnight oats recipe is a healthy simple breakfast that you can make ahead for busy mornings!
Kale & Chickpea Salad with Curried VinaigretteBy Chester County Food BankCurry is a blend of spices and is made all over the world. Different regions have their own unique style and flavor. You can also try carrots instead of the radishes for a sweeter, less peppery flavor.
Kale & Potato CurryBy Chester County Food BankWhen it comes to kale, people tend to have strong opinions. If you lean away from kale, this super flavorful and easy recipe may just change your mind. Curries are also a great way to use lots of veggies and beans. Try adding carrots, peas, or chickpeas and serve over rice for a hearty meal.
Pac Choi & Pepper Stir FryBy Chester County Food BankThis recipe features pak choi - also known as bok choy, Chinese celery cabbage, and white mustard cabbage - is a member of the cabbage family. Pak choi is tender, with a flavor somewhere between a mild cabbage, celery and spinach.
Parmesan Crusted Acorn SquashBy Chester County Food BankGive acorn squash a flavor boost with this Roasted Parmesan Acorn Squash recipe. A delicious and easy side dish that's made with just 5 ingredients.
Peach & Tomato Summer SaladBy Chester County Food BankThis peach and tomato salad is a delicious way to taste and celebrate Summer! The combination of skin-on peaches and tomatoes of various colors, sizes, and shapes creates a sweet-savory salad.
Roasted Butternut Squash & Beet BurritosBy Chester County Food BankThere are limitless possibilities for taco/burrito assembly outside of the traditional meat and cheese. We're featuring butternut squash, beets, and beet greens but this recipe is so easy for you to adapt to whatever is in season!
Roasted Carrot and Chickpea SaladBy Chester County Food BankRoasting carrots bring out their natural sweetness and adds a delicious flavor and texture to dishes. This salad showcases the versatility of carrots and can be served warm or cold depending on your preference (or the weather)!
Roasted Tomatillo & Black Bean SaladBy Chester County Food BankTomatillos look like little green tomatoes with papery skins, but they have a lemony, herby taste with a crunchy texture.
Spring RollupsBy Chester County Food BankThese veggie-packed spring rolls are a delicious way to eat vegetables and perfect to use up any leftovers.
Tabbouleh-Inspired Beet SaladBy Chester County Food BankInspired by traditional tabbouleh which is made with bulgar wheat, tomatoes, parsley, mint, and onion - this salad showcases beets and parsley along with pantry staple, rice.