Update: I added about 1/3 of a cup of Splenda and about 3-4 more cups of water to my soup to make it less tangy.
I just threw some soup together with some veggies that I had in the freezer and cupboard to come up with this really great tasting low cal soup. I will post the recipe below. If you are on a budget I would suggest doing this every once in a while just to get you through a rough week money wise or just as a way to stretch your budget. I just went through my freezer and cupboards and came up with an experiment. I ended up with 13 cups of great tasting soup by just using what I had around the house. This will definitely save me some money this week.
1 bag of frozen mixed veggies
1 can of fat free chicken broth
4 bouillon cubes
4 cups of water
2 cans of whole cut green beans
2 cans of diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups of ketchup
1 TBSP of chopped bay leaves
2 Boca Burgers grilled and chopped into bite size pieces(I had the veggie kind that have corn and peppers in them. You could substitute with any meat you have on hand).
Put everything in a large pot except canned veggies and boca burgers. Let boil until the soup gets a little thick and veggies are cooked. Then put canned veggies and boco burgers in and cook until heated.
How do you stretch your budget when it comes to food? Do you have any great money stretching recipes?