Cauliflower, onion and chickpeas make a tasty side dish
The produce aisle is a healthy budget cook’s best place to start a supermarket shopping trip.
By loading up the cart with bulky, nutrient-filled produce, you’ll visually make the cart smaller, and you’ll be less likely to fill up the cart with (less healthy) impulse buys from the more processed middle aisles. Plus, if you focus on in-season produce, you’ll be getting some of the lowest cost nutrients in the store.
Buy a combination of softer, more perishable veggies, like leafy greens, to eat right away, as well as hardier veggies, such as carrots, broccoli, cauliflower that can last longer in the crisper drawer.
On a weekday night, you can open up that mini “veggie pantry” and roast up a tasty and healthy side dish in a snap. One of my favorite combinations is cauliflower and onion. I add in a drained, rinsed can of chickpeas to boost the protein and fiber (and filling factor).
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