1. Save time and money by making one meal for the family instead of cooking individual meals for each family member
2. Buy fruit and vegetables that are in season: it is less expensive, has more nutrition and tastes better than out of season produce
3. Buy a quart of yogurt and divide into small bowls instead of buying individual containers
4. Eggs are an inexpensive source of protein that are great for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks (hard-boiled!) Boil a dozen and keep for up to a week in the fridge for a quick snack.
5. Stock up on meats when they are on sale and stick with larger, leaner cuts (pork butt or shoulder or beef shank) for great stews and slow-cooker meals. These tougher cuts can be stretched into delicious, tender meals if cooked the long and slow method.
6. If you have pasta or rice, a can of seafood, fish or chicken, frozen vegetables, oil, salt and seasonings, you have a meal!
Sarah Krieger is a registered dietitian/nutritionist that specializes in weight management, family meal planning, childhood obesity and individual meal planning. SarahRD.tv is an online show that teaches you and your family how to eat healthy, grocery shop, eating on a budget, and also gives opinions regarding the latest food news and trends. Sarah Krieger works with kids, teens and adults with weight management issues and teaches them how to make wiser eating choices and how to stick with it.