Are you searching for budget cooking tips? Look no further! I reached out to Food + Lifestyle Coach from Holistic Glow Bertha Thomas again to provide me with a list of the best budget-friendly cooking tips.
- Cook once eat twice - If you cook a big batch of something, it will be easier to put together a dish the next day.
- "Leftover Fridays" are a great way to get creative in the kitchen and save some time instead of cooking a new meal from scratch.
- Freeze your veggie scraps and use them to make veggie stock!
- Grow your own herbs - Even if you live in a small place, this can be a good way to save some money and ensure to never run out!
- Make your own dressings - It can be as simple as a vinaigrette with some olive oil, ACV, lemon juice salt & pepper. This will not only save you money but you will also be avoiding all the sugars and additives in most store-bought dressings.
- Store your food properly - Learning how to store herbs, seeds, nuts and fresh produce can save you unnecessary trips to the grocery store.
- Make your own trail mix - You will be amazed on how much money you can save when you buy the ingredients separately.
- Make you own granola - Here's a great recipe
- Buy whole fruits/veggies and chop them yourself. It may take some time but in the end you will be saving money and using less plastic - You can always freeze it and use it in smoothies!
A note on packaged food:
When it comes to buying a pre-made meal or a cooking component I always recommend to be careful with all the "packaged foods" out there, especially if you see buzz words like "organic", "gluten free" "sugar free" etc. Always read the labels and make sure you're choosing something made with real ingredients.