Eat Well, Spend Less

You don’t have to sacrifice healthy eating to protect your pocketbook.

| January/February 2010

  • Quick Roast Chicken and Root Vegetables is an inexpensive source of lean protein, potassium and fiber.
    Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison
  • A dip with heat needs a wine that can stand up to those bold flavors! Evolution is a blend of nine different white varietals, perfectly crafted to hold up expertly to the dip's bell peppers, lemon and garlic. $15
    Photo Courtesy Sokol Blosser
  • This Cab displays complex fruit such as cherry, currant and blackberry enhanced by a moderate level of acidity. The result is an elegant wine with a long, lingering finish. $14.75
    Photo Courtesy Frey
  • Fermented on natural wild yeast, this aromatic Chardonnay shares scents of apricot and honeyed pears, with a smooth vanilla-oak finish. $14
    Photo Courtesy Frey
  • The soils of Redwood Valley, California, produce magnificent Zinfandels. Aged on French Oak, Frey Zin is a blend from five organic vineyards filled with tight blackberry and raspberry fruits. $13.50
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  • Pair quick and easy Moroccan Apple Pie with dessert wines.
    Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison
  • Loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats, Roasted Bell Pepper and Walnut Dip is a healthy start to your meal.
    Photo By Povy Kendal Atchison
  • A complex and earthy varietal, Pinot Noir is delicate and elegant. It's the perfect complement for the herbs and root vegetables in the roast chicken dish, but won't overpower the rich and hearty flavors. $38
    Photo Courtesy Sokol Blosser
  • This ultra-rich wine, crafted in the ice wine style of Germany, combines hazelnut, floral, vanilla and honey to balance deliciously with the crisp citrus and spice in this dish. $40
    Photo Courtesy Sokol Blosser

Trimming your grocery bills doesn’t have to mean giving up healthful eating. “It’s a myth that healthy food cannot be cooked on a budget,” says Ross Dobson, author of Casual Entertaining (Ryland Peters and Small, 2009). “Try your local farmer’s market. Locally grown organic produce will not be as expensive as you think.”

3 Healthy Inexpensive Recipes

Quick Roast Chicken and Root Vegetables 

At less than $2.50 a serving, Quick Roast Chicken and Root Vegetables is an inexpensive source of lean protein, potassium and fiber.



Roasted Bell Pepper and Walnut Dip 






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