Cheapest stir-fry ever

So had have a couple cans of tuna I got on sale for about $0.70 and still have a chunk of cabbage to use up.

Chopped up the cabbage and some green onion. Threw it in a pan with some olive oil. Got a 1/3cup of brown rice cooking and then added a can of tuna to the cabbage and green onion once they were looking slightly cooked. Threw in a tablespoon of soya sauce and stirred it all together.

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Tasty Chicken Meatballs with Mashed Potatoe

Made my chicken meatballs today! They were slightly burnt but tasty!

Here’s the recipe

0.5 kg ground chicken
1 egg
1 Tablespoon chopped Green onions
2 tablespoon chopped Onion
Two chopped toes of Garlic
Half of a chopped Tomato
1 tablespoon ketchup
Ground pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl (use a spoon, what ever, I used my hands). Prepare frying pan with a couple teaspoons of olive oil at medium heat. Scoop chicken mixture into little balls and place them on the frying pan. Make sure non of them touch each other. I cooked mine in two batches. After they’ve cooked for a couple minutes (or burnt…) flip them over and cook until meat inside is no longer pink.

I also cooked up a mashed potatoe to eat with my chicken balls.

I estimate this lunch cost around $3 ($2.50 for 6 meatballs and 0.50 for the mashed potatoes) Now I have some onion to eat with my perogies!

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Chicken Balls Ingredients!

I realize this week has already been a bit of a fail trying to stay on budget because I bought all that chicken yesterday. But Im going to try and stretch it through February. I picked up a couple ingredients from the Lucky Moose in Chinatown to make chicken meat balls. I’m kind of using the chicken muffin recipe I found on Instagram by @mankofit. I don’t actually have and oven (or muffin tins!) so I’ll either bake them as meat ball in my toaster oven or use a frying pan. I’ll post the recipe and how they turned out tomorrow!! 🙂

American Tomatoe-$0.55
Green onions-$0.59
Spanish Onion-$1.17

Total $2.31

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Chicken, chicken, chicken

So I went to Sobey’s to buy some Silk Original Almond milk but they’re always out! Ended up walking out with a bunch of ground chicken. It was on sale “buy 2 get one free”. It’s the fancy certified humane raised & handled brand Blue Goose; which makes be feel a little better about not being vegetarian anymore (ridiculous, I know. I should shut up now..) I’m not sure if I really saved money, but I’ll get crafty with the recipes (chicken muffins? Meat balls? Chilli? Soup? Casserole? Patties?) I also bought four apples. Anyone have any ideas for cheap fruit that isn’t bananas? Apples are not the cheapest where I live around this time of year.

4 apples (I already ate one..)-$3.54
1.308/kg Ground chicken-$13.62

Total 17.16

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