10 Healthy Family Meals on a Budget

Black Bean and Corn Pizza
Everyone loves pizza.
Everyone loves pizza.
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Pizza is another main course that puts a smile on kids' and parents' faces. Pizza doesn't have to be unhealthy. It's when you add things like sausage, pepperoni and extra cheese that the scale starts tipping -- and not in your favor.

Instead of spending money on a greasy pepperoni pizza from your neighborhood pizzeria, make one at home. Kids love helping out, and it's a cheap and easy way to devour healthy, fresh ingredients. Start off with some whole wheat pizza dough. If you're brave, you can make it from scratch. Or, to save time, just buy some from the grocery store or local pizzeria. Try out this yummy black bean and corn pizza for something different:

Dice up a tomato and combine it with corn and black beans in a bowl. Sprinkle some cornmeal on a baking sheet and press your dough into the shape of the baking sheet. Spread the dough with barbeque sauce -- make sure to buy sauce made without high fructose corn syrup. Spoon on the corn, bean, and tomato mixture. Sprinkle with low-fat mozzarella cheese. If you can find smoked mozzarella, even better. Bake until cheese is melted and dough is crusty. Be creative with veggies and other healthy toppings!

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