As many of us already know, finding cheap, yet healthy ways to cook can sometimes be difficult. We pride ourselves on being able to come up with a good meal for our loved ones, but don’t want to slave away at the stove for hours each day. This makes being versatile and planning ahead important. Scan your local grocery stores each week and devise a plan that allows you to cook using their sale items. Try these home cooking tips to eat well for less.
Half Homemade, Half Premade
Because there just aren’t enough hours in the day, often the best way to cook is by combining homemade portions of a meal with already cooked ones. For example, bake chicken on your own and add to a frozen pasta and veggie meal. You can also add to a frozen meal with more pasta and/or veggies to feed more with the same flavor just for cheap (always is cheaper to add to than to buy more when it comes to frozen food).
Another great way to save money is to buy things that are pre-made (salads, chicken, etc.) when they are on sale and cook your protein at home. This saves you some time in the kitchen and will have you eating in an hour or less, without much stress involved.
A stir fry is another great idea for tasty, yet fast and cheap ways to eat at home. Choose your protein (pork, chicken or seafood), choose your starch (rice [white or brown] or pasta) and then choose your veggies (go crazy here). Oftentimes, you can buy fresh fruits & veggies at a local farmer’s market if you’re going use them within a few days.
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