Healthy Cooking on the Cheap: Warm Seasonal Dishes for Chilly Fall Nights

Welcome Fall this week with some hearty and tasty seasonal dishes. As evenings get chillier, warm up with a bowl of creamy white chicken chili or surprise your family with a lighter version of classic meatloaf. Like usual, all of these meals can be kept in the fridge for a few days; the leftovers make great back-to-school lunches!

Grocery list:

1 pound chicken, cubed
3 onions
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cans cannellini beans
14.5 ounces chicken broth

2 4-ounce cans chopped green chilies
1 teaspoon salt
1 pint Half & Half
1 container reduced-fat sour cream
Cayenne pepper
Garlic powder
8 eggs
1 bag of tortilla chips (If you’re in Texas, go for Central Market brand’s Hatch chili taco chips. Divine!)
2 bell peppers
1 bag cheddar cheese
1 avocado
4 flour tortillas
Canola oil
Hot sauce
1 bag dried lentils
1 quart vegetable stock
1 large carrot
1 stalk celery
1 box breadcrumbs (I use Panko)
1 bag chopped walnuts
1 bag ground flax or flaxseed meal
Olive oil
Minced garlic
Pure maple syrup
Balsamic vinegar


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