When I go to the grocery store I try and buy extra staple's and try to build up my pantry. That way I can always find something to make. Also when I make some dishes and there is leftovers I will freeze them and then I can use it later. I am retired so I can understand the need to pinch pennies. Joan
I usually make several vegetarian dishes during the week which helps to keep costs down. Vegetarian chile, burritos, quesadillas and eggplant parmesan are some we like. I also use low cost recipes from Cooking Light magazine. They have started including those lately in the magazine. It's called Feed 4 for $10. Here is the link www.cookinglight.com/food/everyday-m en us/healthy-budget-recipes-0040000005R>6656/
Okay so here is my problem, I can experiment with food because I love to try to cook new healthy foods, not always successful but I definitely try lol. My problem is how do you do this on a budget especially if what your craving ( example I was craving chinese ) is not on sale. I made chicken and broccoli and eggrolls so I had to buy cabbage, celelery, bean sprouts, leasa all purpose pasta wraps, boneless skinless chicken, brocolli, oyster sauce, low sodium soy sauce and beef and broccoli sauce mix. It was very healthy and low in calories but it hit hard in my wallet so that I had to buy mostly on sale prepackaged foods and such for the rest of the week. What do you guys do?
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