stretch your budget

stretch your budget

stretch your budget

Grocery prices are rising. We're all looking for ways to stretch our meal budget without sacrificing flavor or variety.

5 times more expensive to order delivery from a restaurant than to cook at home

It is five times more expensive to order delivery from a restaurant than to cook at home.

average cost per person eating out $20.37

$20.37
Average cost per person eating out.*

restaurants charge roughly 300% more for any given meal than it would cost to cook the same dish at home

Restaurants charge roughly 300% more for any given meal than it would cost to cook the same dish at home.

average price per serving of home cooked meals $4.31

$4.31
Average price per serving of home cooked meals.*

Four Money-Saving Tips

1. Shop grocery sales
Shop the sales and stock up on cuts of meat on sale. Freeze as is or prepare batches of Makin' Magic Chicken or Mom's Favorite Taco meat and then freeze.

2. Go meatless
Substitute hearty dishes featuring protein-rich alternatives like kidney, navy or black beans, black-eyed and split peas and lentils.

3. Eggs anytime
Everybody loves eggs, and why not! They're protein-packed, nutrient-dense, budget-friendly and so versatile! Fried, boiled or baked, they make an egg-cellent choice for a low-cost meal.

4. Try frozen
Frozen vegetables are less expensive than fresh. Plus, they are picked at the peak of freshness and are frozen to preserve nutrients. They are also chopped and ready to heat. Sprinkle with any Tastefully Simple seasoning for a budget-friendly side to any meal.

Try these budget-friendly recipes.
All under $4 per serving including the cost of groceries.

Chicken Noodle Skillet »

$3.63 per serving

Savory Grilled Chicken »

$1.54 per serving

Raspberry Chicken Pizza »

$3.12 per serving

Bayou Pork Fried Rice »

$3.33 per serving

 

 

We have more ideas in our blog. Check out this article, 8 Ways to Ease Your Food Budget. »

 

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* https://journeyfoods.io/cooking-at-home-vs-eating-out-whats-better/
• https://www.forbes.com/sites/priceonomics/2018/07/10/heres-how-much-money-do-you-save-by-cooking-at-home/
• https://www.moneyunder30.com/the-true-cost-of-eating-in-restaurants-and-how-to-save
• https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/food/consumer-price-index-how-much-pay-eat-out-inflation-april-2022/