Since starting Frugal Kiwi Mum, I am amazed at what other people have taught me! In addition to my own ideas, here are some really cheap and easy ways in which my ‘frugalers’ have inspired me into increasing nutrients in my diet without impacting the purse strings too much!
- Use lentils to bulk up mince! Cheap and easy and children love the different colours.
- Buy cheaper mince but boil it before mixing with other ingredients to remove saturated fats.
- Add grated or minced vegetables to recipes. For example, Frugal Kiwi Mum’s Scotch egg recipe has added grated onion, carrot and kidney beans. My children wouldn’t eat these things otherwise.
- Increase dairy in your diets by using Semolina. It keeps well in the fridge and can be sweetened with pureed fruit. It’s also really filling!
- Save stale bread and crusts for bread pudding. Add some dried fruit before cooking to increase vitamins.
- Dried fruit is handy to snack on and keeps well in the cupboard plus it’s a fraction of the price of fresh fruit.
What about you? Got any good ideas that are good for your families health as well as your purse?
Guest contributor, Frugal Kiwi Mum