Go Vegetarian (For a Meal or Two)
The average American consumes more meat then recommended on a daily basis, because we tend to make it the center of our meals. Meat just happens to be one of the most expensive grocery items, so save some money by cutting it out now and then. Vegetarian meals can be both healthy and delicious, and a lot of your favorite recipes can be made vegetarian just by skipping the meat. I try to have one or two vegetarian meals a week to cut down our budget. It’s a big change at first, since meat it typically the primary focus of a meal, but once you get used to the idea it can be a great change.
Try having a salad night where you make a large entree salad. My kids love this, because they get to make their own salads and throw in their favorite ingredients. As I’ve mentioned, salad night is a VERY serious thing at our home. We include everything from shrimp to cheese and oranges to onions, depending on our moods.
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