Macaroni, Cheese and Pennies: Can You Make a Healthy Dinner on a Budget?
by Staff
After a long day of work, it can be tempting to splurge on pizza or other ready-made meals. But instead of blowing your budget of food, stick to simple recipes that take advantage of ingredients you already have on hand. Take this quiz to see how much you know about getting the most out of your grocery budget without wasting hours in the kitchen.

What percentage of income does the does the average American family devote to food each year?

  • 3 percent
  • 10 percent
  • 25 percent

Which of these three cuts of steak is the cheapest?

  • T-bone
  • porterhouse
  • flank steak

What nickname is given to foods that offer exceptional health benefits?

  • superfoods
  • vitaminfoods
  • ultrafoods

How much time does the average American devote to cooking each day?

  • 15 minutes
  • 30 minutes
  • 60 minutes

How much of the average American food budget is devoted to eating outside of the home?

  • 30 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 70 percent

How many grams of protein are in an egg?

  • 3 grams
  • 6 grams
  • 15 grams

How much should you expect to pay per serving of whole-grain brown rice?

  • 25 cents
  • 75 cents
  • $1.50

What percentage of children in the U.S. eat fast food each day?

  • 5 percent
  • 25 percent
  • 50 percent

What's the best way to find the cheapest version of a product at the grocery store?

  • look at the sale price
  • look at the unit price
  • look at the regular price

How much protein can be found in a serving of whole-grain pasta?

  • 2 grams
  • 4 grams
  • 7 grams

What heart-healthy nutrient can be found in tuna and other types of fish?

  • vitamin K
  • calcium
  • omega-3 fatty acids

How much fiber is found in a serving of mixed frozen vegetables?

  • 2 grams
  • 4 grams
  • 6 grams

What's the secret to making a cheaper cut of beef taste good?

  • tenderizing
  • cooking it while it's still frozen
  • lots of seasoning

Which of these foods provides around 20 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C?

  • tuna
  • a pota
  • flank steak

How many grams of fiber are found in a serving of lentils?

  • 2 grams
  • 6 grams
  • 11 grams

What percentage of fast food kids' meals meet dietary guidelines established by the National School Lunch Program?

  • 3 percent
  • 10 percent
  • 33 percent

How much sodium is found in the average slice of delivery pizza?

  • 100 to 200 milligrams
  • 300 to 400 milligrams
  • 500 to 1,500 milligrams

How many grams of protein are in the average can of tuna?

  • 8 grams
  • 15 grams
  • 26 grams

A frittata is a cheap, easy-to-make dish made from ______.

  • rice
  • eggs
  • pasta

How many grams of fiber are found in a potato?

  • 3 grams
  • 6 grams
  • 9 grams