Keeping a low fat dinner affordable is not as hard as it may seem. Here are some tips for keeping your meals inexpensive and tasty for your whole family.
Buy Frozen Vegetables
One factor in the affordability of your low fat dinner is vegetables. Buying frozen vegetables is the cheapest way to go for getting your produce. You can buy them in bulk and save them for later, which will save you on time and gas. And there will be a lot less waste, as you can keep them for a longer period of time.
Buy the Generic Brand
When you buy packaged items, buy the generic brand of things. These are generally just as good, if not better, than the name brands and cost quite a bit less.
Cook Vegetarian Meals
Make stir frys and casseroles where meat is only a small component. This will save you on your food costs, as meat is an expensive component of many meals. Even just switching to two to three vegetarian meals a week will save you substantial money on your grocery bill, as beans are quite a bit cheaper than meat.
Cook from Scratch
Make your meals from scratch. By making food from scratch, you control everything that goes into what you eat, cutting out many additives and preservatives (and also saving money on pre-packaged meals).
By following these simple steps, you can keep the costs of your low fat meals low, and still enjoy the same great tastes (as if you were spending twice the money). Shop around for deals, and you will begin to see that it is not any more expensive to eat low fat meals than not.