Frequently people will ask me for tips on how to eat healthy on a budget. Besides the obvious money savers like: eating your leftovers, basic menu planning, and looking for sales, we employ the 5 P’s. These 5 P’s are the way to overcome a budget shortfall (like a car repair or emergency expense,) but they also just make sense for to stretch your food budget. When you use the 5 P’s you can make a little go a long way, plus, they’re filling, so your family won’t feel cheated!
A few other notes. We use fresh whole-wheat flour for our pizza crust and pancakes, but you can use whatever is your favorite. Popcorn makes a great snack, or a main course, and your kids can make it with the air-popper. We take turns making it when it’s movie night…or we’re just hungry. I keep my potatoes in the refrigerator. I usually buy somewhere between 4-7 # at a time, and the fridge keeps them fresh for a while. In the summer, I get them at Farmer’s Markets, in the winter, at our local grocery. I hope you’ve enjoyed our 5 P’s…and are inspired to make something tasty, healthy, and frugal for dinner tonight!
A quick thank you to my friend, Carol for writing this post. Learn more about Carol at her blog, Home Sweet Life.