Wondering how you can manage to feed your family wholesome and organic foods that are locally sourced and in-season? With life so busy and hectic, often it just seems easier to run to the nearest takeout place. Below, some tips for making the most of your at-home healthy ingredients while keeping grocery bills down.
Stock up on nonperishables. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, cooking macrobiotic, or just someone who prepares nutritious and well balanced meals… it makes sense to keep the pantry stocked with staples. Think dried and canned beans, whole grains, seasonings and healthy oils.
Cook and store starches for the week. It’s so much easier to whip up a quick dinner or lunch when you know there’s a container of already-cooked brown rice, quinoa, whole grain pasta or sweet potatoes at the ready. Add a protein, some veggie sides… and you’ve got dinner in 30 minutes or less!
Rediscover leftovers. Last night’s tilapia can be tonight’s fish tacos. Homemade black bean dip plus chicken broth equals smooth black bean soup. A bit of creativity can transform lackluster leftovers into a delicious dinner the whole family will love.
Keep a list. It’s easy to forget that you bought a bag of organic grapes on Tuesday, have pasta waiting in the back corner of the fridge, and that the garden just yielded another crop of broccoli. Write down the contents of your larder so you’ll be less likely to waste food.
Cook and freeze make-ahead meals. Crock pot soups and stews, casseroles, and one-pot meals can be portioned into single- or 2-serving containers. Make on a Sunday. Freeze. Thaw on a busy night and you’ve got a nutritious and low-cost dinner in minutes.
Disclaimer: The information presented on this website is by no means intended as medical advice. If you are experiencing health problems or physical discomfort of any kind, please consult with your physician.