This $30 Grocery List Makes 3 Meals for a Family of Four
Forget complicated recipes and mile-long shopping lists. We’re streamlining meal prep and cutting your grocery bill with healthy dinners designed with fresh produce and easy-to-find ingredients you can share across recipes each week. Shop this list to feed four for three nights, all for about $30. Read the recipes first to be sure you have the staples on hand.
Romaine lettuce adds satisfying crunch to sandwiches, versatile frozen peas add color to pasta, and avocado creates a silky-smooth base for a healthy spring soup. If you can't find good yellow bell peppers for the soup, you can use red or orange instead.
- 4 ripe avocados
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 bunch scallions
- 1 head romaine lettuce
- 2 limes
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 1 (12-oz.) pkg. silken tofu
- 7 large eggs
- 8 oz. whole-wheat linguine
- 1 oz. Parmesan cheese
- 1 (1-lb.) bag frozen green peas (21/2 cups)
- 8 center-cut bacon slices
- 2 whole-wheat English muffins
- Smoked paprika
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Creamy Avocado Soup
If your blender doesn’t get the soup silky-smooth, add up to 1/4 cup more water and blend some more. Press a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the soup as it chills to help prevent browning.
View the recipe: Creamy Avocado Soup
Fresh asparagus and green peas lend a bright spring flavor to the classic bacon, egg yolk, and Parmesan carbonara sauce.
View the recipe: Spring Carbonara
Fried Egg–Avocado Sandwiches
Smoky mayonnaise, avocado, and fried eggs add enough heft to turn an open-faced BLT sandwich into exciting dinner-worthy fare.
View the recipe: Fried Egg–Avocado Sandwiches