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Chicken Orzo Salad
Pasta is famously easy on the budget, and this Greek-inspired dish gives a standard pasta salad a fresh, flavorful twist. If everyone in the family likes olives, add in a handful of pitted Kalamata olives at the end. Otherwise just serve them on the side.
Tofu is a busy mom's best friend. It's a good source of protein, easy to cook, and very budget-friendly. In this recipe the tofu gets tons of flavor from a quick soy sauce marinade and a delicious drizzle of peanut sauce.
Originally published in the January 2012 issue of Parents magazine. Updated June 2015.