In order to save your money, you have to track your expenses and try to find where your money goes. One of the categories that need a lot of money in your budget or plan is the kitchen. There are many cooking tips that can help you to cut costs in the kitchen and reduce the amount of money that is dedicated to this category. Here are 10 cooking tips to show you how to save more money starting from the kitchen.
♦ Cook on your own: Instead of wasting your money on eating at restaurants or ordering the food that you want to your home, you can cook at your home and if you do not know how to cook, you have to learn how to do that especially the types of food that you and your family like.
♦ Freeze cooked food: Try to cook some types of food and freeze them or cook a larger amount than the actual amount that you need and freeze the extra amount to be ready for being eaten when you do not want to cook or do not have time to do that.
♦ Use little milk: If you are one of those who use a lot of milk in cooking different types of food and baking, you can replace milk by powdered milk if it is possible. Powered milk can be used for making pancakes, muffins and other types of cakes and bread without feeling any difference in their taste.
♦ Dry herbs: After using the fresh herbs, there will be a leftover that you may throw. Instead of throwing the leftover herbs, you can dry them to be used later by tying sprigs and hanging them until they are dried to be kept after that in airtight containers.
♦ Freeze herbs: Another way for making use of the amount of fresh herbs that you have and do not need at the present time is to freeze them which allows you to enjoy their fresh flavor when they are added to your food.
♦ Grow herbs: Instead of purchasing herbs, you can easily grow them on your own. They will decorate your home, give it a fascinating smell and you can also present them as gifts for those whom you love.
♦ Flavored water: If you are one of those who like buying bottles of flavored water, you can make it on your own by infusing water with different sources of flavors such as slices of lemon, orange, cucumber, mint or lime.
♦ Cook your baby’s food: Instead of buying baby food, you can cook it on your own which helps you to both save money and provide your baby with healthy food.
♦ More water: Depend more on drinking tap or filtered water instead of buying sodas and sugary drinks.
♦ Deep freezer: Bringing a deep freezer to your home will help you to freeze a larger amount of food and will make them last for a longer time.
♦ Do not throw vegetable peelings: Instead of throwing vegetable peelings, you can make use of them for making a tasty soap or for a stew base.
♦ Make your own juice: Buying juices wastes money, so you can make them at your home through juicing different fruits and vegetables to get fresh, tasty and healthy juices.