So I tried to go natural in my quest to eat more iron to make sure I was getting sufficient iron while needing a snack to eat during a movie I was hosting. I bought a can of refried beans and was going to eat them plain, then realized I didn't want that to work. So, I came up with homemade refried bean dip and chips. And the whole snack including chips was under $4, because you aren't using a whole thing of shredded cheese or sour cream, and they have lots of uses!
1 can of bean dip ($.70)
1/2 cup sour cream (love it) ($3 per container)
Shredded cheese (to taste) ($3 per bag)
Tortilla chips ($2/bag)
Turn on the stove, open the can, and pour it into the pan. Heat the bean dip until warm on the stove. Stir it frequently to avoid it sticking to the pan.
Add in shredded cheese, stirring it in to melt it. I put in 2-3 handfuls because I am a person who likes cheese.
Make sure it's warm, but not hot. Put it into a serving dish and spread sour cream on top of it, and you can sprinkle more cheese on it.
Voila! You have homemade bean dip in three ingredients. Now get that bag of tortilla chips and start the movie.
Beat that, $8 movie theater popcorn!
Praying you have faith, hope, and love always,