When you are on a tight budget, eating healthy becomes a little difficult. You are trying to cut corners to make ends meet. You do not have the luxury of having options when it comes to anything, even food. If you are in a situation like this, then planning is the key to keep eating healthy without having to break your bank.
While talking about budget tips to stock up on healthy food, I talked about freezing fresh and seasonal produce to help them last longer because buying in bulk is a good money-saving tip. If you can plan around that, then that is great!
Batch cooking is another way to ensure that you are eating healthy every day. This requires some level of planning as well. You can plan it over the weekend and work accordingly.
If you are a student or are working two jobs, you will be thankful for this student life hack that has been around for quite a long time. If you didn’t know that you can freeze pasta, this could be life-changing for you.
Also, read Tips to Get Your Food Budget Under Control
When I say you can freeze pasta, I am talking about cooked pasta. You do not need to freeze your dry pasta as it lasts for almost forever.
Your cooked pasta can be frozen with all the vegetables and sauces, and it will be perfectly fine for consumption. Any type of pasta – penne (my favorite), macaroni, lasagne, spaghetti, or any other type will work.
Tip: Make sure that you keep the past still slightly chewy so that it still is good when reheated. Soft pasta will struggle to make it through the reheating process.
If you don’t have enough time or are on a tight budget, use this trick to eat healthy throughout the week. Cook a big batch of pasta and freeze it, so that you can reheat portions over the week.
Pasta is a versatile dish. You can make so many different types, and by adding vegetables and sauces, you are adding nutrition and taste. It can last you through the whole semester or your budget crunching time without making you feel sorry for yourself for not even having good food.
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