Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Oh SNAP, how can I feed my family now? Some tips for a tight food budget. Part 2

More tips to make your food budget go farther.

Freeze cheese that starts going bad. Defrosted cheese tastes better melted. Remember to buy bulk chunks and shred at home to save money.

Substitute yogurt for cream and sour cream in recipes. Buy large sizes and measure out smaller servings to reduce cost and excess packaging.

Cut and freeze fruit bought on sale or before it goes bad. Use later for baking and smoothies.

Buy in bulk and stock up during sales. Avoid kitschy individual serving packs which are very expensive.

Buy raw nuts and toast at home for a delicious snack and to add to oatmeal and sitr-fries to bulk up protein and nutrition.

Whole or cut-up bone-in chicken can save money. Buy family sized packs on sale and freeze. Bake extra and use for salads and sandwiches and entrees for the rest of the week.

Before veggies go bad, freeze them or make soup.

Stock up on less perishable veggies like potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, squash, melons and sweet potatoes.

For more info, go to ewg.org/goodfood

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