When it comes to cooking on a budget, we’re just the people that you should be talking to. After all, everything we do is on a budget! Not because it has to be but that’s just the way that we like it. We love to save money without skimping out on our lifestyle. That’s kind of where cooking comes into play. You see, it’s very possible to enjoy a good meal even if you are on a budget. The tips below will help you do just that and so much more. You’ll have a new appreciation for cooking, saving money, and living life to the fullest. Enjoy!
Buy Canned Vegetables
We’ve all heard how important it is to eat your veggies so you can grow big and strong like the cartoon character Popeye. Well, that’s pretty darn true. What they didn’t tell you was that you can buy canned vegetables and they’re practically just as good for you. As long as you buy them in water (or their natural juices) with no salt added, you’ll be just fine. Doing this makes for some very good recipes such as green bean casserole on a very tight budget!
Get Your Chicken Frozen
The next tip that we have for you is to buy your chicken frozen. This may apply to other meats as well (such as seafood) but we’re going to focus on chicken only. There are tons of different dishes that you can prepare with chicken and while it may require some extra time due to the thawing process, you’ll save a good bit of money versus buying fresh chicken. Not sure what to get? Be simple and just go with the obvious choice: Tyson.
What we mean by this is that you shouldn’t be afraid to think outside the box. We’ve seen people make cole slaw out of ramen noodles and we’ve also seen people make some pretty delicious dishes with nothing more than a few eggs, some hot sauce, and cubed ham. Either way, we know that with a little practice, simply thinking outside of the box can help you work wonders in the kitchen. Check back often as we sometimes post recipes!
Stock Up On Seasoning
Finally, the last tip that we have for you is this. Stock up on various types of seasoning! You can find seasonings for pretty cheap especially if you shop at places like Big Lots or bargain stores of any kind. As long as you have a good arsenal that includes many different types of seasonings, you can prepare thousands of dishes that not only taste great but are cheap too.
So, the next time you think that you can’t prepare a good meal because it costs too much money, refer back to this list. Also, if you don’t mind, feel free to share this list with your friends because anyone could use a little extra money without skimping out with their meal preparation. So, with that being said, we hope that this list was extremely beneficial to you and you’ll be able to save a little extra money in the kitchen. We most definitely have!