6 Genius  Food Swaps To Save You  Money In The Kitchen

Use Dry Beans Instead of Canned: Buying dry beans in bulk is more cost-effective than canned beans and allows you to soak and cook them as needed.

Substitute Ground Meat with Lentils: Lentils are an affordable and nutritious alternative to ground meat in recipes like tacos, burgers, and pasta sauces.

Buy Whole Grains in Bulk: Purchasing whole grains like rice, quinoa, and oats in bulk can save money compared to buying pre-packaged servings.

Opt for Frozen Seafood: Frozen seafood, such as shrimp, fish fillets, and scallops, is often more budget-friendly than fresh, but still retains its quality and flavor.

DIY Salad Dressings: Making salad dressings at home using simple ingredients like vinegar, oil, herbs, and spices is cheaper than store-bought options.

Cook Large Batches and Freeze: Prepare meals in bulk and freeze individual portions to save money on ingredients and have easy, homemade "fast food" on hand.

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