How to cook good food cheaply

How to cook good food cheaply

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It is not always easy to find the money to eat good food. But it doesn't have to be expensive to make delicious and healthy food yourself. Here are some tips on how you can save money on your cooking without compromising on taste.

First of all, it is important that you plan your meals well. If you shop without having a plan for what you will use it for, you often end up buying more than you need and that makes cooking more expensive. Therefore, always plan your meals well in advance so that you know exactly what needs to be bought for the kitchen.

Next, it is important to choose the right raw materials. Avoid expensive specialties and instead choose cheap alternatives such as vegetables, bread and potatoes. If you put together the meals in the right way, you can easily cook good food without spending a lot of money.

Finally, it is a good idea to have a lot of different dishes in the repertoire, so that you are not always making the same old dinner dishes. Therefore, try experimenting with some new recipes so that you don't always eat the same dishes. And remember that it doesn't always have to be expensive to cook good food yourself. With a little planning and knowledge of the right ingredients, you can easily get a healthy and tasty everyday meal on a tight budget.

3 quick easy dinner dishes

It can be difficult to make a delicious and nutritious meal on a tight budget. But it is possible! Here are three easy and cheap recipes that will leave you feeling full and satisfied.

1. Grilled chicken with asparagus and garlic dressing:

You can grill chicken in several different ways, but here is an easy and delicious recipe:

  • Start by cleaning and slicing the asparagus.
  • Spread the asparagus over a pan with a little butter, and let them fry at medium heat for approx. 10 minutes until they are soft.
  • Cut the chicken in half and brush it with a little oil or fat. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Grill the chicken on a hot grill for approx. 10-12 minutes until cooked through.
  • Serve the chicken with the fried asparagus and garlic dressing (see recipe below).

Garlic Dressing:

1 clove of garlic

2 tbsp olive oil

3 tablespoons Aceto Balsamico Bianco (or other good balsamic vinegar)

1 teaspoon honey

salt and pepper

2. Wiener schnitzel with fries and ketchup

You make a wienerschnitzel by cutting a piece of meat - typically entrecôte or rind - into thin slices. The slices are then breaded in egg and breadcrumbs before being fried in olive oil or butter in a pan. Served with fries and ketchup.

  1. Fish meatballs with rice and remoulade

Fish meatballs are an easy and delicious recipe for a quick dinner. You can either buy fish mince in the store, or you can make your own:

500 g fish (e.g. cod or cod)

2 eggs

1 onion

3 tbsp. grated nutmeg

3 tbsp. oatmeal

salt and pepper

The stuffing is mixed together, shaped into meatballs and fried in butter in a pan. Served with rice and remoulade.

The recipes are from the food magazine