Saving money in the kitchen is a resourceful way to save money period. We all have to eat, and eating healthy has become important to many. In addition, there are short cuts to save time in the kitchen, but did you know those same short cuts often save money too?
Try out new recipes. Shop around online or with family and friends and try out different recipes several nights a week, to see what your family enjoys and where you can save the most money. Try out recipes that might encourage freezer cooking or meal sharing for a co-op. Try a different type each night of the week.
For cheaper eating, I recommend casseroles, where you can make several at one time and freeze the rest. Substitute ground turkey for ground beef where you can. Typically ground turkey is cheaper and it’s actually healthier. It also has more flavor. I also recommend crock pot cooking inexpensive and cheaper cuts of meat to soften the meat but not spend a lot of money on the high priced meats. Instead of purchasing cuts of chicken for several dollars a pound, purchase whole chickens on sale. Then pop them into the crock pot and when done, the meat will literally fall off, making it easy to use for whatever you might want. Chicken salad, Casseroles, Salads, Soups, etc.
Meat On Sale
Purchase meat on sale. Major holidays usually find different cuts of meat on sale. For instance at Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor day you will find ground beef and hot dogs at their cheapest. At Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter you will find ham and turkey on sale. Be sure and buy as much as you can keep in your freezer to cut down on costs.
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