Budget Meals

Budget Meals are not only wallet friendly but they can be delicious too. Learn how to shop on a budget, substitute expensive ingredients for cheaper ones and everything in between to keep the green in your hand.

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You don't have to do all your shopping at a high-priced, organic grocery store to cook healthy meals. What inexpensive ingredients can you make into light fare?

By Debra Ronca

When the economy is in the toilet, there's no money to go out to a restaurant and eat a fine meal. So, you'll have to make gourmet meals at home. What are the chef's secrets?

By Debra Ronca

You don't have to order food at the drive-through to stay on a budget. It's possible to eat healthy if you know what to buy at the grocery store. What are the cheapest, healthiest foods?

By Debra Ronca

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With so much attention on food these days, many fast food restaurants are responding to consumer demand for healthier options. But some of those options can still be tricky when you're watching your waistline.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Quick meal options are a necessity for today's busy lifestyles and frozen meals are a great way to grab a quick bite. But just because they're fast, doesn't mean they have to be unhealthy.

By Emilie Sennebogen

A dinner for two with salads, an appetizer, two entrees and a modest bottle of wine can get you into triple digits by the time you figure in tax and tip. Why not make it at home for a fraction of the cost?

By Emilie Sennebogen

Baked potatoes always pair well with a juicy steak. But did you know that you can use the potato as a cold compress? Or to soothe a burn? Or to make a loaf of bread?

By Debra Ronca

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Food commissaries are often confused with cafeterias. While both offer food, a commissary is typically associated with two very different industries -- the military and the movies.

By Emilie Sennebogen

A more expensive price tag usually indicates higher quality, but this isn't always the case when it comes to food products. So what does make it expensive? Here's the skinny on the price of certain foods.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Eating at home is usually less expensive than eating out at a restaurant, but those grocery bills can certainly add up over time. We've come up with 10 tips that can help you reduce your bill, maybe by 50 percent.

By Emilie Sennebogen

Knowing how much money to spend on food is tough job for anyone in charge of managing the family budget. Groceries instead of restaurants will save you money, but what are some other ways?

By Emilie Sennebogen