We want to eat organically. And cheaply. We want to plan our meals to fit our budget. Yet, we want to have plenty of easy foods to make in a pinch
In order to do that, we’ve found some standard ideas that really work:
–Make an every-two-weeks meal plan. Shop shortly after payday, and get everything you need. You don’t need to stick to the menus absolutely, but they will give you a starting point.
–Include a rice dish at least once a week. It’s cheap, it goes well with sauce, and it’s healthy.
–Have meat only 2-3 times a week. Otherwise, beans, eggs, and cheese are fine.
–Make your own pasta. Yummy, whole-grain goodness!
–When you eat meat, make broth with the bones. It’s free, and it’s yummy!
–Have an omelet or frittata at least once a week. It’s vegetarian and yummy!
Remember that simpler is better. Enjoy the foods you have this week!