Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Summertime Texas Dinner - Frugal, Scrumptious, Healthy, and Colorful!!

I love summertime!!  Fortunately, for us here in Texas, summer fruits and vegetables fill the grocery stores quickly and very early.  I love the rich, beautiful colors, too.  As the health experts always say, the more colorful your fruits and veggies are, the more nutritious they are!  With Memorial Day approaching, our local grocery store H.E.B. was loaded with watermelon and corn-on-the-cob at great prices!!  When I saw the corn for 6 ears for $1, I just had to get some!!  So that night, our dinner consisted of corn-on-the-cob, watermelon, chicken fajitas mixed with fresh veggies (zucchini, yellow squash, red onions, red bell peppers, green bell peppers, and mushrooms).  I also added slices of lime to our water!  The chicken fajitas were purchase frozen at Sam's Club.  I only used 1/4 of the bag for this meal.  The fajitas were already sliced and seasoned and they were $6.99 for the whole bag.  I bought the fresh veggies already chopped, which I usually do not do (because they are more expensive), but since they were made up special for the grill, they were at a great price also.  I love summer holidays for the great deals on healthful foods!!  So, for about $5, I was able to feed hubby and myself!  You are not going to find any better at a restaurant, and certainly NOT for the price.  AND, it is so much healthier for you.....which is always my goal!  

As long as you purchase fruits and vegetables that are in-season, you can prepare healthy meals.  I  do not use coupons on too many foods, because most of them are for processed and/or unhealthy foods.  However, this example does show that you can eat awesome foods at reasonable prices!  YUM!!

 So colorful and appealing!  The more color, the more I like it.
 This is locally grown corn from the Texas valley.  Some of the BEST!!!  We each had 1-1/2 cobs, so there is enough left for another meal.
 I love this seasoning.  I did buy it with a coupon at Walmart for about $0.25!  Or, it might have been FREE!

 I do not normally eat any type of poultry, but hubby likes it.  So, I add a little for taste and give most of it to him!
We only ate half of this, so there is enough for another meal.

1 comment:

  1. The beautiful colors of the food make it look so appetizing and appealing.
    (a fellow Bubblews member -kazee006)