Sad but true: healthy eating may be too expensive for many Americans. A recent study reported that following the new U.S. “My Plate” nutritional guidelines adds an average $7.28 to the average grocery bill in the form of more fresh foods rich in nutrients. Here are eight foods that pack a nutritional punch while still costing $0.50 or less per serving.
Throwing out food-gone-bad is especially galling when the item in question was expensive. So if you don’t want to be literally pouring money down the drain, it’s important to keep an eye on the contents of your liquor cabinet and wine rack.
When the temperature starts to climb, it’s cheaper not to cook. But it’s not as though dining out is cheap, either. The combo solution: turn on the oven only in the cooler evening hours, use the microwave or grill outside when possible and work in a few no-cook, cooling recipes.
Quick: what would you do with leftover cooked chicken, grape tomatoes, half an avocado, fig jam and some orzo? Don’t worry, there are plenty of cool virtual kitchen tools out there that’ll help you find creative-yet-edible recipes to maximize what you have on hand.
Before you run to the drugstore and spend cash on a cure for minor ailments like burns, cuts and upset stomachs, check first to make sure you don’t already have a time-tested home remedy sitting in your fridge or resting on your spice rack.
The global debt crisis has sparked riots in Greece and elsewhere in Europe, but while you were watching the mayhem on TV, you might not have noticed that there’s a riot brewing at your kitchen table. Bacon prices are expected to...
Joining a warehouse club like Sam’s, Costco or BJs might seem like a no-brainer way to save money on your grocery bills, but when you factor in membership fees, coupon policies and impulse shopping, it’s not so clear. Find out for whom these clubs are a good deal and who should avoid them.
When you find your fridge is full, but there’s nothing to eat, usually the culprit is an excess of condiments. But before you toss everything in the trash to make room for some staples, here are some creative and economical ways to consume those sauces, mustards and relishes and spice up your everyday recipes.