How do you cook cheaply?justhitreviews_lekz3m - November 6, 2020
Many families, but also singles, have to watch out for every franc and every cent and therefore cook cheaply. But cheap doesn’t necessarily mean bad quality. For example, seasonal fruit can be bought cheaply in large quantities and preserved.
How do you get cheap groceries?
Buying cheap is not that difficult.
Buy durable, discounted products in advance: If, for example, pasta, rice, muesli, etc. are in the discounted special offer, you can buy five or ten packs of them.
No-name products instead of branded goods: The same effect is often sold cheaper without a well-known brand name. If the quality is right (read the ingredients on the packaging, if there are few additives and preservatives, it is usually a qualitative product)
Buy meat cheaply: In autumn there are always slaughter festivals. These can be at the farmer’s or the butcher’s, but also discounters and other food markets offer meat at low prices at this time of the year. Cut this into the appropriate portion sizes and freeze it. Minced beef is usually the cheapest meat, but that doesn’t mean it’s worse meat.
Shopping with a shopping list:
Shopping with a plan makes sense to avoid senseless, expensive spontaneous purchases. Before you go shopping, think about which dishes you want to cook over the next few days.
Buy cheap fresh fruits and vegetables.
Shopping at the market:
It is best to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from the farmers or at the market; this is usually cheaper because there are no trading costs.
If you want to process fresh strawberries, you should harvest them yourself. Picking them yourself is much cheaper, and your children will also have a lot of fun. Seasonal is often less expensive than imported goods from abroad. The seasonal calendar for fruit and vegetables is available here.
Freezing berries: Bought in summer, frozen directly, the berries provide you with vitamins in winter and is the most cost-effective option instead of buying exotic foods
Storing local fruit correctly:
Apples and pears can be stored well for a few months by sorting them and keeping them side by side in boxes with newspaper. Put these boxes in a cool place, and you will be able to feed on them for months.
Boil down vegetables: There are also plenty of vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, etc. at reasonable prices in summer. Instead of buying sauce, cook the vegetables for the winter. There are recipes here for preserving. A homemade simple tomato sauce goes well with many dishes.
Ways to cook cheaply
Cook in advance:
if you are making a stew, for example, you can cook an equivalent amount that will last for two or three days. You can even freeze casserole.
Cooking lots of side dishes:
Side dishes such as potatoes or pasta are inexpensive and fill you up with the addition of a little fat. Boil larger quantities straight away, and this saves time. The remaining tubers can be processed into fried potatoes the next day. But it would be best if you used waxy potatoes for this.
To counteract the waste of food and therefore also the waste of money, actually use up all food. You can do this with the tips on recycling leftovers.