5 Recipes you can make with CSA Campus Food Bank ingredients

Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Photo by Aida Mollenkamp

    Photo by Aida Mollenkamp

Written by Pegleess Barrios

October has come and gone and for many of us, so has most of our money. If things get serious and you can't afford groceries, the CSA Campus Food Bank has you covered! The Food Bank offers a diverse range of foods, including seasonal vegetables from local organic farms, pantry staples, and more. If you're on a shoestring budget and considering the Food Bank, here are 5 healthy and delicious recipes you can make with the ingredients available there right now!

1. Breakfast Peppers

breakfast peppers

Recipe: http://natashaskitchen.com/2012/06/11/bell-pepper-egginahole/

Start off the day right with veggies and protein! Go for the gainz. This recipe is easy to cook and simple to customize - add in spinach, cheese, tomatoes, etc. to taste if you can scrounge some up.

Food Bank ingredients:

  • Pepper
  • Eggs
  • Optional: Bread for toast on the side

2. Autumn Roast Beets

Autumn roast beets

Recipe: http://www.chowhound.com/recipes/basic-roasted-beets-11100

Elegant, sweet and so simple - you can't go wrong with beets. Great to add colour to your plate or impress that Tinder date you invited over.

Food Bank Ingredients:

  • Beets
  • Oil
  • Salt/pepper

3. Caramelized Squash


Recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/caramelized-butternut-squash-recipe.html

Once you try caramelized squash you'll never want to eat it any other way! Take it from someone who used to hate squash with a passion. Squash makes a perfect snack or side dish. Try it with some grilled Food Bank fish fillets if you feel like going all-out.

Food Bank Ingredients:

  • Squash

4. Guilt-Free Fries

Guilt-free fries

Recipe: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/san-francisco-garlic-fries

Fries are basically the easiest thing to make, you have no excuse to splurge at McDonald's! Toss these in the oven while you grill yourself one of those frozen burger patties, also available at the Food Bank, or eat them on their own as a salty snack. This recipe is addictive, don't say I didn't warn you.

Food Bank Ingredients:

  • Potatoes
  • Salt/pepper
  • Oil


5. Apple crisp

apple crisp

Recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/healthy-apple-crisp

Fun fact from PSYC*2450: all infants are born with a sweet tooth, and prefer sweet foods to salty or savoury snacks. For many of us, it never went away! Indulge on the cheap with this recipe.

Food Bank Ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Oats


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