This healthy recipes costs under $1.50 per serving and it's vitamin-rich to keep your body running at full capacity!

Time: 20 minutes Serves: 6

2 lbs asparagus, ends trimmed

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 small onion, minced

1/2 tsp salt

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cook first five ingredients over medium heat, tossing occasionally, about 7 minutes, until tender. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over veggies and garnish with walnuts.

Per Serving: 128 calories, 3g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 11g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 172mg sodium.

Mix it Up!

  • Roll asparagus and onions in whole wheat tortillas with low-fat cheddar and tomato.
  • Toss the veggies and walnuts with 1 lb whole wheat pasta and ½ cup thinly sliced sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Serve 6 fried eggs topped with cooked asparagus, onion and a little olive oil.

From our sister publication, Diabetes Focus (Spring 2011)

Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

Published: 09 Feb 2011

Last Modified: 07 Dec 2011