(Update 2017) I’ve gone back and forth for a year now about whether I should keep the Hamburger Helper posts and the like on the site. On the one hand, they are the most popular posts on the blog. Every day, more and more people check these posts out. On the other hand, they are so unhealthy even with the good stuff added. And this blog is supposed to be about eating healthy on a budget. What to-do, what to-do?
Well, I decided to leave them. For now. My figuring is that if people are adding the good stuff then they are benefiting somewhat on the health side. And those people may need to cut corners more than others. So the hamburger helper ones are staying. At least until I can figure out how else to get that information to people.
Do you like Hamburger Helper? My daughter does. It isn’t something I usually purchase, but a few months ago I had a few coupons for multiple boxes. The Hamburger Helper was on sale and cost only .75 a box with coupons for the name brand boxes.
We do varying things with the different types of helpers. We have been known to add chicken instead of beef to the beef stroganoff, so we know you can mix and match meats. Use any kind of meat you like in any of the different helpers. You can also do meat mixes. Why not use:
- Pork roast
- Turkey and chicken mix
We also add vegetables. We’ve been known to add just one, or a combination of different vegetables:
- Corn and peas
- Carrots and green beans
For more ideas: More Hamburger Helper Add-ins
You can do many things with Hamburger Helper. How about sharing some of your creations in the comments? Thank you.