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Vegetable cheddar soup (with bread): 83 cents/serving

If you’re thinking this “vegetable cheddar soup” looks suspiciously like broccoli cheddar soup, that’s because it is broccoli (and cauliflower and potato) cheddar soup. However, that’s only because broccoli is what I happened to have on hand; the most accurate name for this would actually be Clean Out Your Crisper soup. In fact, it’s almost impossible to go wrong here: Any kind of leftover vegetables + broth (chicken or vegetable, or even water) + cheese = soup. You don’t even need to purée it, especially if you’re using greens, and really, any cheese will do. Odds are you have the ingredients in your house to make this RIGHT NOW, for lunch or dinner, for half the price of a sodium-laden, unsatisfying can of Progresso.

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Cauliflower soufflé for people who hate cauliflower: $1.19/serving

Regular readers of this blog would probably not be shocked to know I don’t like cauliflower. I suppose I can understand how someone hundreds of years ago with limited options for sustenance could look at this odious, mealy brain-like thing and think “This looks edible!,” but today? In this day and age? Still, like most people in their 30s, it’s come to my attention that eating more vegetables is actually really important, so I’m always on the lookout for ways to sneak the ones I really hate into my diet. Making a purée seemed to work pretty well in the case of a broccoli pesto I made last year, so why not use the same technique with something equally versatile, like a soufflé?

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