Good Day Colorado: Cook on a Budget Good Day Colorado: Cook on a BudgetJanuary 12, 2016 in Media, TravelShare ThisFacebookPinterestTwitterPrintemailWe all want to eat healthy AND save a buck or two, right? Check out a few tips for a healthy body and a healthy wallet :). Top Tips to Cook at Home on a Budget 1. Veggies are the Star: Meat is expensive so make your veggies the star of the show. Try out this Whole Roasted Cauliflower that is super simple to make and its a succulent dish you can really sink your teeth into. 2. Buy frozen veggies: fresh is great but many times they go bad before we get a chance to use them and we end up throwing them out. Buy frozen so you always have access to fruits and vegetables without having to take the chance of throwing them out. 3. Shop Wisely: Now we all know not the go to the grocery store hungry but sometime we just have no choice. If you have to shop hungry, use a basket instead of a large cart to avoid grabbing unnecessary (and typically unhealthy) items. You can also try allowing yourself one snack while you shop. I typically stop my the smoothie bar before I grab a cart and that way I’m happily sipping along while I stick to my list. 4. Save your Scraps: I throw all of my vegetable scraps in a ziplock bag and at the end of the week make vegetable broth. You can also add bones (that you can easily buy in the frozen department) and make gut-healing bone broth. I use this broth in almost everything I cook throughout the week. 5. Pantry Raid: Chances are, you have a lot of unused items in your pantry that are just patiently waiting to get used. Well now is the time to use them. Take canned beans for example. These are something you can toss into most any meal last minute but something I love doing is mixing beans with one of my favorite sauces and adding the dressed beans with my meals throughout the week. I add this as a side dish, mix with quinoa, and even to my scrambled eggs in the morning! Check out my favorite Creamy Vinaigrette recipe here!