I live in a house full with two other people. Money is tight since my mom recently left and my parents are now going through a divorce.. I'm sure alot of you know how that can be. Anyways, I have to prepare food for two other people plus myself and they love to eat meat. I also love to eat meat but I'd like to stop. I want to eat good healthy food from now on but it's so much more costly.
I every pasta out there unless its lasagna. I eat some form of chicken almost every night, don't worry it's usually boiled though.
I can stick to a diet once its structured out and I have healthy foods available. I am sixteen and able to drive but I never have enough money to go buy two different meals every night. It's so much easier when we all eat the same thing and I usually have to cook for the family since both my sister and father work. Anyways I need some tips. Where can i get cheap healthy food. Everything is so expensive and I don't have a job yet! Thanks a million for your help.
buy a bag of dried beans (like a dollar) and a bag of brown rice (like 2 dollars). At the beginning of the week cook up a big pot of beans and regridgerate them. Cook the normal meat for your fam, a vegi and a starch (brown rice). And then just warm u up the beans for your protein instead of meat. If u haven't read "the kind diet" u should, u will lear so much even if u don't go all the way vegetarian. Alot of recipes that even meat eaters will like. too
Show your family videos like "Forks Over Knives", "Vegucated", "Peaceable Kindgom" if they have any interest in health. You should watch them yourself as well. If you are cooking the meals, you have a lot more control over what they all will eat anyway. I think the veg. diet can be cheap minus the processed foods. It is really just a simple way of eating. You can make pasta with sauce (add in some veggies as well), veggie stir-fry, enchiladas, wraps with rice and beans, tacos, bakes beans, etc.
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