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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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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 Beet SaladBy Anne ShuniakThis roasted beet salad tastes as radish-ingly good as it looks! The greens from beets and radishes are used along with lettuce to make a hearty salad that is satisfyingly filling. Roasting beets makes them deliciously sweet. Add even more color by using golden beets or even roasted butternut squash.
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.
Strawberry & Radish SaladBy Chester County Food BankThe combination of sweetness from the strawberries and the slight heat and crunch from the radishes give this salad a unique flavor that harmoniously blend together.
Strawberry, Spinach & Garlic Scape SaladBy Chester County Food BankGarlic scapes are the curly, green shoots that grow from garlic bulbs, offering a mild, delicate garlic flavor that adds a unique twist to this salad without overpowering it. Combined with the sweetness of strawberries and the earthiness of spinach, the subtle garlic zing from the scapes creates a symphony of flavors in every bite.
Sweet Potato, Hakurei Turnip & Greens SautéBy Chester County Food BankThe contrast between slightly sweet yet mildly spicy turnips and sweet potatoes creates the perfect balance in the flavorful dish. Serve on top of rice or grains for a hearty meal.
Sweet Potato, Lentil & Collard Greens SoupBy Chester County Food BankSweet potatoes, collard greens, and lentils make for a delicious, hearty soup that is comforting, filling, and perfect for a chilly day. Instead of collard greens, you could also use kale, chard, or spinach.
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.
Winter Squash Grain BowlBy Anne ShuniakBowl meals have become a 'trendy' menu item, but we've always been a fan because it's easy to prepare and a great way to turn random ingredients into a healthy dinner. A good grain bowl can be simple in ingredients but be sure it is well-seasoned, and play up contrasts in color, texture, and flavor.
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