Just because you’ve chosen to feed your family healthier food, doesn’t mean you have to give up things like pizza and pasta. I married an Italian, so there is no way he would be on board if I didn’t keep feeding him these staples. Delivery and frozen pizzas are usually far from healthy or organic, and they are also pretty costly. This at-home version is my solution to keeping my family, wallet, and waistline happy. Mini Eggplant Pizzas are made with all the sauce and melty cheese you’d expect on a pizza, but slices of eggplant make up the crust. You won’t miss the carbs, though — you’ll still get a dose of those comforting carbs with a side of pasta marinara.
All of this is far less than delivery, at just $6.23 for the meal. That’s only $1.55 per person! In order to stay on budget for the eggplant pizza, I did have to do some comparison shopping. I found the store brand mozzarella cheese was a full $3 less than the brand name options. I also saved by purchasing bulk dried organic pasta at Costco. I got 6 pounds of organic pasta for $7.99! It’s a perfect item to buy in bulk because it has a long shelf life. Those were the big money savers, but I also got the eggplant and sauce on sale as well. Here’s the biggest tip for How to Eat Organic on the Cheap — shop sales and use coupons. I plan my menus based on what is on sale, so I can make the most of my budget. Here is how those sales worked out for the eggplant pizzas:
- $1.47 Eggplant on sale at Sprouts. Part of the Clean 15.
- $1.43 Muir Glen Organic Basil Tomato Sauce from buy one get one free at Sprouts.
- $0.67 Garofalo Organic Pasta for an awesome price at Costco.
- $2.66 O Organics Shredded Mozzarella cheese, at Vons.
Be sure to check out the rest of this week’s recipes and to check back next week for another family meal plan all for under $25![fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][amd-zlrecipe-recipe:47] [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]