This collection is designed for those who are budget-minded. These recipes can help to get the most from our food dollars, without sacrificing nutrition. Each recipe features basic ingredients that are commonly found in most kitchens – no need to make a special trip to the grocery store! Fresh produce is a nutritious option when in season – however, fresh can easily be substituted for frozen or canned as needed. If using canned options, choose those with no added salt or sugar when possible or rinse before using. Fresh herbs can add great flavor without added salt, but can be costly. Dried herbs can be used in their place, but remember, dried herbs are more concentrated so a little goes a long way (usually 1 tsp. dried for 1 tbsp. fresh). A healthy eating goal on any budget is to have a balanced diet with a variety of nutritious foods at mealtime and snacktime. Enjoy these recipes that offer great taste, all family appeal and food groups to encourage – without breaking the bank!