Hi and welcome! I know what you mean about variety on a slim budget. I use alot of seasonings that I keep in the refridgerator. All my spices are organized in my uprightright freezer door. If a recipe calls for onions or garlic I'll use pwrdered or minced if I don't have fresh. When recipes call for dry white wine, I get it at Walmart for $1.97. I buy Tilapia cheap, and make my own fish tacos. It calls for shredded cabbage and it's actually yummy. I do buy expensive low carb tortillas, but I freeze them separately so I dont have to have tacos everyday just to use up the tortillas.
Fat-free cheese can cost more so I just buy regular sharp cheddar, shred it and use less in recipes thus cutting calories. The extra fat in the cheese keeps me full longer.
Susie, 54, in Redlands, California
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