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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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Asparagus & Radish SaladBy Chester County Food BankThe crunchy, peppery bite of radishes and the mild flavor of tender asparagus mix into a wonderful salad. Don't toss the tops! Radish greens add a splash of color and a delightful texture, making this salad not only delicious but also visually stunning.
Beans & Greens SautéBy Chester County Food BankThis can be served as a side dish or as a vegetable-filled dinner. Try serving over rice for a heartier dish. You can use a mix of vegetables like spinach, mustard greens, or kale and vary the beans to give the dish a different flavor.
Cauliflower & Apple SaladBy Chester County Food BankThis cruciferous salad packs a nutritional punch, a satisfying crunch, and a mouthful of versatile flavors.
Early Summer Grain BowlBy Chester County Food BankThis vibrant and refreshing grain bowl combines the earthy sweetness of raw beets and the crispness of summer squash, resulting in a colorful and nutritious meal. You can easily vary the ingredients in this recipe adapting it for the season. Be sure to well season and play up the contrasts in color, texture, and flavor.
Kale, Carrot & Bean Salad with Chimichurri DressingBy Chester County Food BankChimichurri is an uncooked sauce or condiment originating from Uruguay and Argentina. Traditionally made with chopped parsley, here we make use of flavorful carrot tops. Spoon the herby condiment onto a bowl of beans, top eggs, mix into tuna, or almost anything that calls for a kick of flavor.
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.