Vegetarian (or Vegan) Fajitas

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Feeding a Family of 4 for $5
~Week 1~
All of the recipes I feature will be healthy, one-dish meals with enough food to feed a family of 4.  I realize that prices of food will vary depending on your location, where you shop, and whether you purchased the food items on sale.  The ingredients necessary to make each meal are minimal and I usually have plenty left over to make other meals with.  Of course, the amount your particular family eats will vary.  For instance, a family of 2 adults and 2 teenagers may need more food that my recipes provide, though often we have enough leftovers for each of the 2 adults in our family to have another meal. 

~A little disclaimer before I start.  I cook by smell and rarely measure things so feel free to adjust the amounts to fit your family’s tastes.~

 Vegetarian (or Vegan) Fajitas
2 tbsp. butter/olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. cumin
garlic to taste
1 tsp. sugar
1 medium zuccini, sliced into thin strips
1 medium yellow squash, sliced into thin strips
1/4 – 1/2 medium onion (depending on how much you like onion), sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 red, orange, or yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 can of black beans (feel free to spice up the beans with the same dry spices you used above)
cilantro, cheese, etc. optional

Just slice everything up, toss it into a frying pan with the butter or oil, add the seasonings and vinegar, and cook until tender.  Toss it all onto a tortilla and enjoy!

 If you have a favorite, inexpensive meal that would feed a family of 4 for $5 and would like to have your recipe featured email me or leave the recipe in a comment below.

About Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom

Amy is mom to three, wife to one, and a sister and aunt to many. Her family is a former military family now settled in Lehi, Utah. Oh So Savvy Mom began as a way for Amy to share parenting and product advice with others. Just as she has evolved, Oh So Savvy Mom has evolved into a resource for Healthy Living for Families, Food, Parenting, and Family Travel.


  1. These sound awesome, Amy! I've been wanting to try more vegetarian dishes. I'm going to put these on our menu this week.
  2. Well, I had a picture, but I'm picky about my pictures and I didn't think it looked good enough to put in. :) I thought I'd let you all use your imaginations on this one!
  3. Oh, I forgot about that this summer. I could have totally used that with all our summer squash! I keep meaning to go through my head of recipes and see what fits into the $5 or less category. The hardest part is that most of the stuff we use we already have on hand in our storage. I will get you a recipe soon!! ;)
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