I have been trying really hard for the last couple of months to prepare inexpensive meals but it seems whatever I do it ends up costing more than I thought it would.
For example: We are cutting red meat out of our diet as the first step to going vegetarian so it was suggested we eat more fish - which ended up costing more than buying steak. It seems that the supermarket sells cheap fish but it has been frozen and then defrosted and the fresh stuff (non defrosted) costs mega $$'s.
I’ve got a few staple recipes’ that don’t cost a great deal but I need more variety.
My staple meals are
- Salmon pie (tinned salmon in white sauce topped with mashed potato, baked in oven)
- Macaroni cheese (usually with spinach)
- Spaghetti with a mince sauce (need to practice making a non-meat sauce)
- BBQ’d meat with 3 veg (usually mashed potato, pumpkin and a green veggie)
- Chicken curry
The majority of my usual meals have red meat in them so I need to work on some new meals.
Any ideas, helpful suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks