Eating Healthy & Saving Money

I hate to admit it but some healthy food does cost more than junk food. That being said you can still save money when shopping and cooking healthy. Below are a list of tips I have tried or have recommended to be. If you have more tips than what you see below I would love for you to share them with us.

  • Boy cheese in a block and shred it your self.
  • When making instant pudding (cheap dessert) use 3 cups of milk instead of 2. It will take a bit longer set but it will set and taste great. This will give you a little more pudding.
  • Buy after the holidays. Turkey and ham go on sale sometimes up to 90% after the holidays. Freeze these items for later. Same goes for other holiday favorites (pumpkin, cranberry, ect).
  • Use your leftovers for the next days work lunch. I know this doesn’t save while cooking but it save you lunch money.
  • Make some items in bulk (sauces, chili, stew, ect) and freeze them. Crock Pot Spaghetti & Meat Sauce is cheap to make in bulk and can feed you plus have two frozen containers.
  • Buy food that is versatile and on major sale. You can always go on-line and look up a recipe for it.
  • Farmers Market! During the correct season the farmers market can be a cheap way to help local business.
  • Add extra liquid to mashed potatoes. This will make them creamier and turn 2 servings into 3 or 4.
  • Most fruits are more than one serving. Most people are just as happy with a small apple as they are with a big apple. Buying smaller apples gets you more per pound. Same with bananas, oranges, ect.
  • Make your own waffles and pancakes and freeze them instead of buying the prefrozen ones. An entire box of pancake mix is cheaper than one box of frozen pancakes.
  • Buy big packs of meat or the Buy 1 get 2 packs. My family doesn’t like the seasoning Albertson’s put on their Buy 1 get 2 chicken but I love the price so I buy it, bring it home and it rinse it. Once I rinse all the seasoning off I place it in Ziploc bags based on how much my family will use.
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