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Budget Recipe Challenge Finalists!

By Betsy Becker, September 24, 2008  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Betsy Becker
We are all about food around here. And you know who else is? Food bloggers. Many of you probably visit a variety of food blogs to find out what’s going on in the world of food and to get ideas for dinner tonight! With everyone looking for innovative ways to stretch their food dollars these days, we challenged our favorite food bloggers to develop a budget-conscious (under $4 per serving) weeknight meal recipe that doesn’t sacrifice good taste. Boy did they deliver! It was a tough decision, but we’ve narrowed the entries to the top six and here’s where we need your help. You can help us determine the winner of our Food Blogger Budget Recipe Challenge by reviewing their recipes. Everyone who posts a comment to our website on one of the finalist recipes by October 8th will automatically be entered to win a $500 Whole Foods Market Gift Card. Simple, right? Watch for our posts on Whole Story next week that will give you an inside peek at these food bloggers and their budget tips. With no further ado, here are the final six:
Category: Value - Whole Deal




jiyoung kim says ...
sweet potato and black bean enchillada's!
09/24/2008 6:22:32 PM CDT
ronb says ...
I can't wait to try the Farro w/ butternut, hazelnius & swiss chard. i look for farro recipe's because i like it.
09/25/2008 11:27:34 PM CDT
Christopher Spatafora says ...
I make a dish much like this, and I love it.
09/26/2008 6:51:29 AM CDT
Callie says ...
My vote is for the sweet potato and black bean enchiladas. I've made these and they're yummy!
09/26/2008 6:52:19 AM CDT
katherine says ...
the enchilladas look awesome - and totally nutritious!
09/26/2008 8:45:25 AM CDT
Tiffany says ...
The Enchiladas sound delish...Can't wait to try them. I know my veg friends would love this as well!
09/26/2008 10:04:02 AM CDT
Matthew L. Neary says ...
Wonton Noodle Soup is clean and feel good. Making extra wontons cuts prep time for next meal. Thanks
09/27/2008 10:44:50 AM CDT
Jimbojoe says ...
I judged these from an important viewpoint for all food servings - appearance. I thought Michael's chicken looked most inviting, with Jaden's wontons a close second. A common oversight on our super healthy food sometimes is a "bland" look. Pizza and sushi excel in their delicious colors - we need to throw in a little more color with our whole food fare to make these into irresistable five star plates don't you think?
09/27/2008 12:25:00 PM CDT
Jill says ...
The Farro and Squash recipe is a great all around dish and introduces people to a whole grain with which they might be unfamiliar. It looks really yummy. I'd likely eat it any day of the week. I wouldn't dare say that it might also be good for you, too. Yum.
09/27/2008 1:34:08 PM CDT
Jan says ...
The wonton soup looks best to me. It is the one I want to make right away.
09/28/2008 10:04:36 PM CDT