35 economical family recipe ideas
How to make family and economical recipes?
Like many things in life, organization is key when it comes to cooking family recipes on a shoestring budget. As far as possible, we try to plan the meals and menus of the week in advance, in order to avoid food and food waste. Also, it will be easier to do your shopping when you know exactly what you will need in the kitchen.
In terms of ingredients to slip into your shopping cart, you obviously opt for foods at reduced prices such as canned products, but also seasonal products. In addition to being tasty and environmentally friendly, seasonal products are cheaper since they simply do not need to be imported. In terms of proteins, eggs are an inexpensive, very versatile ingredient. There is also canned tuna, sardines or even mackerel, which all constitute a considerable protein contribution, without weakening the wallet.
In terms of recipes, the key to success is to opt for customizable preparations such as gratins, homemade lasagna or savory pies, which allow you to manage your budget according to the ingredients chosen, without neglecting the quantity factor. At this level, no surprise, pasta in sauce unquestionably receives the prize for family and economical recipes, followed closely by stews. The bonus point of these preparations? The time spent in the kitchen remains the same regardless of the quantity. Very easy to make, mixed salads also deserve their place in the ranking, especially when they contain seasonal foods! Finally, pies, quiches and pizza are the ideal option for a meal that is as convivial as it is gourmet. As a garnish, it’s up to you to choose the alternative that corresponds to your budget but above all to your tastes.
To be continued: 35 economical family recipes that will save your budget.