Low Cost Healthy Meals
While being short on cash, making scrumptious, balanced dishes on a regular basis can seem complicated to think about. Getting sucked in by grocery store marketing methods happens to us often and can be tough to overcome. But it’s normal for many people to become bored and irritated eating exactly the same meals time upon time, week after week.
Nevertheless you’re the one who is in control of your kitchen and being sensible when you cook will open up a whole new world of top notch meals that you deserve and can enjoy.
Having quality food’s as you save on money. With some organization and creativity you are able to kiss that excuse to eat unhealthy foods as a way to save on money good bye! I mean if you’re cooking on a beer budget you can still indulge yourself in the proverbial champagne.
Take a look at this quick overview of basic tips on healthy eating:
Limit your consumption of junk food and alcohol
Drink plenty of water (at least 8 cups a day)
Limit salty and sugary foods
Avoid eating many foods which are high in saturated fats
Make “variety” the watchword of your eating
Next, set aside an occasion for planning the meals that you want to eat. I’m talking about making your grocery list for food and which shops or markets sell those groceries at a cheap price; these are the kind of tasks that are overlooked more often than not in relation to food preparations.
Healthy snacks and main menu items ought to be included in your preparations. Also take into account the time of day and the day of your week that you shop for foods because usually the supermarkets or grocery’s are not that busy in the mornings and in the middle of the week.
You can also check out the internet to get good deals on specific ingredients before they go bad. Just punch in the keyword of the ingredient and do a search. If you’re strapped for ideas in deciding what you want to eat for a meal you can also look up on the internet and gather a list of healthy dishes. Don’t forget to fill your fridge and cupboards up with cheap but quick and easy to cook items.
Here are a few recipes to think about!
Soups When it comes to nutrition and convenience, soups are the most useful because you can purchase them canned or in a packet. They also provide you with plenty of room to try things out so try adding leftover meat and veg then add some spice or herb to liven things up a bit.
Brown Rice Is fantastic for leftover meat and veggies. The nutritional benefits for brown rice are better than white even though brown is much more expensive. Millet is another simple to make grain that is cheap and is at its best when bought fresh. Before using it in recipes make sure you rinse and toast.
Beans and lentils, they can be the main course with the addition of fresh veg and rice or make nutritious delicious soups. To do dishes like this you can purchase them canned or dry.
Pasta Any time you can, choose whole wheat pasta because it’s more notorious. Obviously like all pastas it’s quick and easy to prepare so have fun adding your own seasonings as well as other foods like veg, meats and salads.
Fresh vegetables and fruit should (just to ensure great taste and full nutritional benefits ) be purchased once or twice every week. For snacks, fruit is excellent, quick and nutritional and veggies make great patties and stir-fries. If you’re planning to have a last min meal, canned or frozen are helpful additions that you can rely on.
Meat and Fish as a last min meal are wonderful too. Affordable cuts of meat work nicely in stews and casseroles and you can try out tuna and salmon pouches.
Few more guidelines to help you reduce costs:
When cooking a large meal, double the amount of recipes and then after cooked freeze half so you can use later in the week for lunch or supper.
You can use the trimmings of vegetable stock. It makes a great nutritional base for soups and Crockpot cooking and it also saves on money.