Did i mention tastier more fulfilling? Well as we develop healthier eating habits it not only pulls in financial benefits for us but a couple of other benefits too.
To stay under a budget the best way is to cook your own food. That is one proven method over the centuries that saves you money and keeps you healthy and cooking is a life saving skill one should learn to grow independent. The freedom from prepackaged food, freedom from takeaways, freedom from dependency on others for a basic need as food and only for just obtaining but also preparing, now that is not a good practice.
There are plenty of blogs and websites out there filled with tons of recipes that are healthy and budget concious. Many are designed with a certain budget outlined. So they go like meals under £10 that are great to follow, so you can list meals for many days to come and get prepared in advanced what you are going to need while preparing them.
Here is what you can do to achieve such budget meals.
Put it on a paper.
Transfer your plans from your mind on a piece of paper so you can properly compose and evsluate what meals have you planned and what exact ingredients you need to shop for.
Stick to no waste policy
Careful listing helps you decide ingredients that get used in multiple recipes. Also whatever ingredients are left unused freeze them and use them accordingly in the meals to come. Remember to consume the leftover prepared food.
To go economic choose frozen over fresh
They are packaged in larger quantities washed and cut far more convininent and carry good nutritional value. Do avoid prepackaged frozens that come with added sugar or salt though.
Drop the brand name
The store brand is just as good while vegetables and fruits can be bought sold by the weight no brands required.
Prefer greens and lentils
Greens and lentils can cover most of nutritional requirements and stay under the budget limits. These have many health benefits that can not be obtained by consuming just meat. So cut back on meat and fish but eat healhy make a wiser choice.
Use low cost cuts of meats
Constituting meat in your meals is your point so that can be achieved without the premium cuts. Find recipes that make just as tasty meals with cheaper cuts.
Dont throw away the leftover bread
That is one most wasted food item. Try freezing and toasting it for later use its perfectly usable.
Cook at home regularly
Do it from the scratch. List down food you love and find out recipes to them. You’ll be amazed at the proportions that get prepared against the same amount of money that would’vd cost you upon ordering. The sugar salt and extra fat all will come under good control at home.
Buy whole chickens
You’ll save good money and all you’d have to do is look up on the youtube find good tutorials that guide you on how to cut chicken into portions. There you’ll also find how to bone chicken so you’ll be able to make healthy chicken stock at home.