Flashfood Inspirations

Flashfood: Spaghetti Sauce

The Flashfood App enables frugal grocery purchases while also promoting sustainability by diverting food that was destined for the landfill. This app links consumers looking for grocery deals with stores looking to sell nearly expired food. And it’s also a great way to try out new foods and challenge yourself to experiment with recipes! Find out about the app here: Introduction to Flashood

Flashfood Find: Produce box

Regular Price $10.00
Flashfood Price $5.00
Total Savings $5.00

Menu Inspiration

One thing I always try to keep stocked in my freezer is veggie-packed spaghetti sauce. It’s a simple, frugal meal that helps me stretch my grocery dollars. It’s also perfect for those weeks when I don’t want to cook!

There was no specific recipe that I followed. I usually just throw items on hand into the crock pot and let them cook up. I was inspired to make pasta sauce from this Flashfood box specifically because of the tomatoes, peppers and carrots.

What I added to my sauce:

– Flashfood Peppers
– Flashfood Carrots
– Flashfood Diced Tomatoes
– Diced Onion
– Yves Veggie Ground Round
– Jar of pasta sauce
– Epicure Minced Garlic (lots because I love garlic!)
– Epicure Marinara Sauce Mix (it’s a great base for spices)

The I let it all simmer until the vegetables were cooked through. I often let it sit all day in the crock pot on low. After it’s cooked up and cooled down, I’ll freeze it in glass jars that I’ve repurposed.

For the potatoes and broccoli that were in the Flashfood box, I steamed the broccoli, roasted the potatoes, and baked some tofu for a well rounded meal.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments!

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