Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Frugal Cooking -- What Foods Are A Good Deal?

If you're at all interested in frugal cooking (and you should be if you want to save money), then you ought to know what foods are almost always a good deal.

These foods should become the staples of your diet. They are cheap and filling. And almost always a good deal.

  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Pasta
  • Dried beans
  • Ground meat
  • Frozen veggies

(Frozen veggies aren't always cheap, but they are often cheaper than buying fresh or canned, so I've included them on the list.)

If you base the majority of your meals around these foods, then you'll start to significantly save money on your groceries. If you're being frugal, then you should never ever ever buy junk food or prepared meals. These are much more expensive.

Check out The Hillbilly Housewife for more frugal cooking ideas.

I love The Hillybilly Housewife. She's got cool "emergency menus" that can feed a family of four on just $45 a week.