With 3 boys (ages 2, 5 and 30… the 4 month old doesn’t count yet) who could eat all day every day, I’m always looking out for the best, most filling and least expensive dinners. But in my house, it’s not just enough that they have any kind of food; I’m always looking for ways to cook tons of veggies, limit the gluten, and eliminate processed foods.
When I had my first son, I didn’t think that whole boys eat so much thing was true. I thought “how bad could it be? He’s so little!” Until he started eating solids… He’d clear a bowl of sweet potatoes and still be starving! I was in trouble. As if the oldest wasn’t bad enough, I have 2 more boys who inhale food.
I should’ve just called them Hoover, Orek, and Bissell on here instead of giving them their superhero names!
They all got that trait from somewhere, and it wasn’t from me… my husband could literally eat all day every day and still be hungry. I’m pretty sure that in order to feed them all, I’m going to need to take out a second mortgage when my kids get to be teenagers! Is it possible to feed a hoard of hungry boys without going into debt?
The answer is yes. But it takes a lot more digging around for recipes, a lot more diligence at the grocery store, and a lot of healthy “filler” options (like rice and quinoa).
I have found some recipes that are both healthy AND budget friendly. Thankfully, for my poor inability as a cook, they’re all nice and easy. I know what I’m making for dinner tonight!
Looking for some more recipe ideas?