Eatwell101 - How to Cook on a Budget?

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You love to cook good food, but your cooking budget decreases ”slowly”… Don’t start depriving yourself: just cook in a more money saving way!

So here are few tips for cooking on a budget:

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  • Eatwell101 - How to Cook on a Budget?

    1. 1. How to Cook on a Budget A practical guide to shop, cook and eat healthier for lessCooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    2. 2. How to Cook on a BudgetYou love to cook good food, butyour cookingbudget decreases ”slowly”… Don’tstart depriving yourself: just cook ina more money saving way!So here are few tips for cookingon a budget.Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    3. 3. Find the good quality/price ratio for youringredientsTo Cook on a Budget, think First to use seasonal fruits and vegetableswhich are cheaper food (plus it’s “green”!)It is more complicated for protein intake… but not impossible as “budget”solutions exist. Eggs are such affordable and can be cooked in anyway. Also prefer white fish such as hake or cod, which are accessibleto all budgets. Pork, rabbit, ground beef or turkeymeat are also interestingwhen you shop with a smaller cooking budget.As for carbohydrates, they are generally accessible to all budgets, providedyou opt for raw or minimim processed foods such as potatoesor bread. Good, you’ll have plenty of time to find recipes to cook cheap anddelicious meals!Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    4. 4. Cook by yourself to control your cookingbudgetAnother good idea: making things up by yourself! Today, one canmake his own bread, yogurt from its own, its own soups, its own icecream… with very simple machines that control the quality of ingredients. Inuse, the machine is quickly damped!Avoid buying ready-made convenience food such as prepared sauces, beefstocks, laminated dough, mayonnaise, canned soups and so on… Theybecome expensive because of the “added value ” of preparing the food foryou, but with poor quality ingredients… Thus being costly on the long term.Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    5. 5. Make a shopping list and stick to it to savemoneyLast tips for cooking on a lowbudget: Prepare your shopping list inadvance - you will avoid unnecessarytemptations - and cook in largerquantities, which will save time andmoney in your wallet at the sametime.Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    6. 6. 3 Smart Ways to Eat Well for Cheap!It is not easy to eat properly: having good products and not spending toomuch at the same time… Why should we choose between health andwallet? Here are some ways to combine the two: how to eat properly withoutbreaking the bank!It is not difficult to monitor our food budget and eat good products. It onlytakes a little time and create new habits.Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    7. 7. 1 - Eat Seasonal!We should eat seasonal products. This is a first step to a healthy diet thatdoes not cost too much. Remember to buy your fruits and vegetables at themarket: they are often cheaper than supermarket! Of course, nowadays youcan find anything at any time of year: strawberries in winter, oranges in thesummer… But this is because they are imported from abroad.So they are sold quite expensive. You can buy them much cheaper if you eatthem the season when they are harvested. In addition, they will taste muchbetter because it will be their season of optimal maturity.Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    8. 8. 2 - Canned or frozen: it is the same!Yes, frozen or canned, fruits and vegetables retain their vitamins and mineralsthe same way. And since they are cheaper than fresh, consider thisconvenient alternative. They also keep longer and then, for the lazy persons,no need to peel them!Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    9. 9. 3 - Go shopping with a full stomachA well known and repeated idea: never shop with an emptystomach. Because when you’re hungry, you throw everything and anything inyour cart. And often treats, chocolates and biscuits which can bedispensed. Go shopping without being hungry and save money and calories!Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com
    10. 10. Eatwell 101 is a community website helping people to learn tocook and start cooking with confidence.We share cooking tips, healthy recipes andmenus for the whole family and busyworking persons as well, equipment reviewsand kitchen design discoveries.If you want to discover more about how toget the most out of your kitchen, visit uson www.eatwell101.comWe encourage you to subscribe to our freenewsletter to receive our updates andexclusive content.We also love to use Twitter, Facebook andPinterest, so make sure to connect with us inthese lovely places too!Cooking Tips for Beginner Cooks at Home - Kitchen Equipment & Recipes www.Eatwell101.com

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