Food Tips

TIP: Stock your pantry with pasta, canned tomatoes, onions, garlic, chickpeas, canned fish, rice, and bread.

TIP: Check out a cookbook from the library. There’s plenty to choose from.

TIP: Shop at Asian or Latin grocery stores. They often have good prices and ingredients with plenty of flavour for low-cost.

TIP: Use protein substitutes such as beans, lentils, pasta, or mushrooms. Go meatless at least two days a week.

Stock up on vegetable protein. | Paul Goyette CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr
Stock up on vegetable protein. | Paul Goyette CC BY-SA 2.0, via Flickr

TIP: Use a slow cooker to make one-pot meals.

 

There are many meal options with slow cookers. | Patty Ho CC BY 2.0 via Flickr
There are many meal options with slow cookers. | Patty Ho CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

TIP: Check your grocery store for “ugly” fruits and vegetables. Stores like Superstore, No Frills and Save-On-Foods offer discounted misfit produce.

Many stores sell imperfect produce for a discount. | Joe Shlabotnik CC BY 2.0, via Flickr
Many stores sell imperfect produce for a discount. | Joe Shlabotnik CC BY 2.0, via Flickr

 

Header image: Fresh bread | Sierra Bilton

Sierra Bilton

Sierra is a Communications student specializing in Journalism at MacEwan University. She has a particular love of the art and culture found nestled in Edmonton's Alberta Avenue communities and beyond.

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