Many moons ago, kids my age spend summer vacation by playing anything from dolls, learning how to ride a bike, swimming with friends or learn to play guitar. We basically do most activities outside the house. These days, kids have a lot of worthwhile activities to do during summer vacation. Besides learning how to play violin or piano, interesting instruments like boomwhackers at Guitar Center is a sure hit to kids. Kids of this generation are also interested in baking and cooking. Would I be given a chance to learn how to cook when I was younger I could be a better cook today. 😀
When it comes to food, it makes perfect sense not to cut corners, as we are dealing with daily sustenance here. But living in these times when it has almost become a necessity to make a budget on everything, it makes just as much sense to scrimp a bit on our food-spending.
But it’s not about starving yourself to death as you sit mesmerized in front of your living room fireplace. It’s just about spending more wisely on food without having to compromise nutrition. Here are some tips on cooking on a budget:
Cook the right portions. Nothing’s more wasteful than cooking for a battalion when there are only three of you at home.
Grow your own veggies. You’d be surprised at how much you’d save if you grew your own tomatoes or basil. Think about it… you’ll be cooking with fresh vegetables and having a hobby at the same time!
Don’t leave out the leftovers. If you have a few leftover veggies from last night’s dinner, you can throw in some pasta and sauce, and turn it into a pasta dish.
Stir-fry veggies with a bit of meat if you want to make a quick and cheap dinner. It’s yummy and healthy.
With a bit of imagination and creativity, you’re sure to come up with ways to be wealthy and healthy at the same time.
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Del Monte Kitchenomics is giving away 100 cookbooks to their lucky email subscribers. I joined by answering 4 easy questions. I hope I still possess the luck in raffle draws/contests like I used to have. 🙂
This cook book will come in handy when I try out new dish for the family. You know It isn’t easy to prepare meals for picky eaters and when food budget is limited. Most dishes listed in the Kitchenomics recipes are healthy and easy on the budget plus the recipes are easy to follow.
I’m excited to own a cookbook like this.