Have you seen A Place at The Table yet? If you have, you understand. If you haven’t, please make it a priority to see.

Today, Nicole from The Giving Table {Doing Good With Food} is hosting a group of over 200 Food Bloggers posting budget friendly recipes and discussing Hunger here in America. We are asking that we all come together to make some changes. Pretty amazing right?

Some numbers for scope:

  • One of every seven people in the US are at or below the poverty line, that’s 46 Million Americans.
  • 31.2 Percent of all households headed by a female lives in poverty.
  • According to Share our Strength, “More than 16 Million kids in America live in households that struggle to put food on the table. 21.9 percent of all children in the US live in poverty; 1 out of every 5 kids.”
  • Please understand that the poverty line in 2011 for a family of four is defined to be $23,021 a year. 

How would YOU live and feed the ones you love on $23,021? After rent and utilities, maybe gas, maybe car insurance, maybe prescriptions, what would be left? What would you choose? Where would you cut? What would you cut? What would your food choices be?

What would you do if you were hungry? Your kids? A friend or co-worker? Are your neighbors hungry?

Well, we can do something. Actually a lot, as we come together.

We’re starting here, IMMEDIATELY, with these FREE steps.

All they require is a couple of minutes and an open heart.

STEP 1:

Use this link and take 30 seconds and send a letter to congress asking them to support anti-hunger legislation.

STEP 2:

Encourage your friends, family and co-workers to watch A Place at The Table and explore Share Our Strength’s website to become informed.

STEP 3:

Get involved in your own community. Look around and see where you can be of service. Maybe you can donate some food to a food bank, or just donate your time to sort and package food.

Paleo Egg Casserole from www.everydaymaven.com

Today’s recipe is budget-friendly, vegetarian and endlessly customizable.

What if you can’t find dill? Use parsley, cilantro or 1.5 teaspoons of another dried herb.

What if asparagus is out of season or too expensive? You could sauté peppers, or mushrooms, or spinach or almost any other vegetable and it will work.

This simple, delicious recipe is proof that healthy food can be affordable, easy and accessible. My family had this casserole for dinner the other night with a simple side salad. This would also work well alongside potatoes, squash or with a piece of whole-grain toast.

NOTES:

  • We served this as 4 large dinner portions but if you wanted to serve 6 smaller portions, it would be 4 Weight Watchers Points Plus Per Serving.
  • This is freezer friendly and reheats great!
  • The size of your casserole dish will affect the shape and height and may impact cooking time. I used a 2.5 Quart casserole dish.
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Asparagus, Dill + Onion Egg Casserole
 
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6 Points Plus Per Serving — Serves 4 — Individual Serving is ¼ Casserole
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • ¼ cup loosely packed dill leaves, roughly chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
Instructions
PREP:
  1. Peel onions and quarter. Thinly slice and set aside.
  2. Wash asparagus and snap the woody ends off. Cut into 1″ pieces.
  3. Pick the dill leaves off the stems and roughly chop.
  4. Crack eggs into a large bowl. Add dill, white pepper and salt. Beat until well combined.
COOK:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over medium heat. Once hot, add butter or olive oil and then sliced onions. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add chopped asparagus to onions and cook an additional 5 minutes until just tender.
  4. Pour onion and asparagus mixture into casserole dish. Pour beaten eggs over and use a fork or spoon to gently mix ingredients into eggs.
  5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes until set and just starting to brown on top. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!