Budget-friendly low carb winter meals.
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These delicious low carb meals save you money at the grocery store and time at home cooking during this hectic holiday time of year. Perfect for comforting dinners or lunches, these new low carb soup, stew, chili and chowder recipes feature budget-friendly ingredients, are quick to whip up and may be your go-to staples during the winter months.
If you don’t have leftover chicken breasts or thighs on hand, you can use budget-friendly rotisserie chicken. Zucchini and red bell peppers give the soup a boost of fresh veggies, and you might already have canned crushed tomatoes and chili peppers in your pantry.
Chicken thighs yield dark, flavorful, juicy meat and tend to cost less than chicken breasts. They are the star of this recipe and are simmered in a rich tomato and butter sauce, inspired by the Indian curry dish.
Beef chuck is an affordable and lean cut of meat that comes from the shoulder. It’s perfect for soups, stews and chili, because it becomes mouthwatering tender the longer it cooks. Add salsa, canned diced tomatoes, chili powder and oregano, and let it all simmer to perfection.
Your leftover Thanksgiving turkey does double duty as the base for this hearty turkey and mushroom chowder. In addition to mushrooms and turkey, pearled barley, onion and celery help to thicken up the chowder, with heavy cream as the final touch.