Home cooking is not only an opportunity to prepare meals and snacks made with nutrient-dense ingredients. It can also help you save more on your food budget. While preparing meals from scratch may seem like a daunting task, you will find that there are a lot of really good cookbooks out there to help you create mouth-watering and healthy dishes. You can enjoy trying a wide array of recipes and swap ideas with your sustainable and clean eating group if you want.
1. Batch: Over 200 Recipes, Tips and Techniques for a Well Preserved Kitchen by Joel McCharles and Dana Harrison
Highlights: This can be your go-to guide to everything related to preserving. Find tips and guides on canning, fermenting, preserving, smoking, and more.
2. Clean Food: A Seasonal Guide to Eating Close to the Source by Terry Walters
Highlights: This is a great resource for eating local and using in-season ingredients.
3. Easy. Whole. Vegan.: 100 Flavor-Packed, No-Stress Recipes for Busy Families by Melissa King
Highlights: This cookbook only shows that you can’t be too busy to prepare scrumptious and nutritious meals.
4. My New Roots: Inspired Plant-Based Recipes for Every Season by Bonnie G. Colby
Highlights: My New Roots will help you make simple, easy-to-prepare meals using seasonal ingredients.
5. The Nourished Kitchen: Farm-to-Table Recipes for the Traditional Foods Lifestyle Featuring Bone Broths, Fermented Vegetables, Grass-Fed Meats, Wholesome Fats, Raw Dairy, and Kombuchas
Highlights: Enjoy the more than 160 traditional foods lifestyle recipes for a more sustainable and healthy diet.
6. Part-Time Vegetarian: Flexible Recipes to go (Nearly) Meat-Free by Nicola Graimes
Highlights: Want to eat less meat and embrace a more plant-based diet? Part-Time Vegetarian provides you with a wide range of recipes for an almost vegetarian diet.
Contrary to popular belief, reaching your financial goals is not that hard.
You just need to be determined enough, as you look for ways to avoid spending too much; patient enough, as you learn to apply the ways to avoid spending too much; and disciplined enough, as you apply the ways to avoid spending too much.
Even more so, you can reach your financial goals in these simple ways:
Bringing Outside What You Just Need
One reason why people nowadays bury themselves into debt? Spending more than what can really be afforded. Thus, it’s only right for you to bring outside what you just need.
This will not only allow you to restrain yourself from buying unnecessary things, but also allow you to discipline yourself to buying necessary things. Think of it as fully knowing the difference between your wants and your needs.
This will not only allow you to avoid the temptation of buying all sorts of things, but also allow you to avoid piling up one negative mark over another negative mark. Think of it as being responsible enough when using your credit cards.
So, the next time you go outside, just bring a certain amount of cash with you and leave out all the others.
Listing Every Transaction Down On Paper
Another reason why people nowadays bury themselves into debt? Not knowing where the money is being spent on. Thus, it’s only right for you to list every transaction down on paper.
This will not only allow you to restrict yourself from spending that carelessly, but also allow you to motivate yourself to spending this wisely. Think of it as fully knowing the real value of every action you take for every cent out there.
So, the next time you make transactions, just list everything down on paper and leave out all the rest.
Traveling does not have to ruin your budget. And saving money does not have to be a reason to forego going on trips if you want to. There are so many beautiful places that are fairly cheap to explore. From pristine beaches to dramatic landscapes and everything in between, here are some of the budget-friendly destinations to add to your bucket list.
Argentina is an affordable destination with plenty of sights and experiences to offer. Buenos Aires not only has a vibrant nightlife scene, it is also an excellent foodie destinations. The country boasts of stunning natural scenery. Argentine Patagonia is home to Tierra del Fuego, which is a popular attraction in its own right. It serves as a jump-off point for travelers going on excursions to the Antarctic. The Rio Grande in Tierra del Fuego is one of the best fishing spots in the world. Make a trip to the nature reserve of Península Valdés which is a UNESCO protected area for some dolphin and whale-watching.
For a country that is home to the some of the most amazing sights, Bolivia has remained under the radar. Explore the well-preserved colonial buildings of La Paz and know more about the country’s pats in its museums. Taste the flavors of the city through its dishes and drinks that you can enjoy for cheap. Travel to other cities to see more of the country’s attractions and join the revelry in one of the many events and festivals celebrated throughout the country. Another must-see is the Salar de Uyuni which is the largest salt flats in world located southwest of the country.
Cambodia has long been a popular destination among backpackers. Accommodation, food, and traveling around the country are affordable. Finding a good place to stay that comes with all the comfort and convenience one would need is easy. A trip to the country is not complete without visiting the Angkor Wat and all the other ancient temples and ruins in the area.
Delectable foods, thermal spas, and beautiful scenery are just some of the many reasons to visit Hungary. Spend time enjoying the buildings and food in Budapest or you can head to some of the country’s popular spas. Board the train or bus to head out to nearby towns and cities for a wonderful nature getaway.
The home of the Taj Mahal remains to be one of the cheapest destinations in the world. Travelers often find it cheap to travel from city to city to see and experience more of the country. The culture, beautiful and iconic architecture, glorious food, and stunning scenery are just few of the many reasons to visit it.
Saving money may seem easier said than done for some people. While there are money-savvy individuals who make it look like a breeze, others struggle in figuring out how to save on top of all the expenses and bills that need to be paid. And getting started is not just the hard part. Sticking to the habit of saving for a financial goal has its share of challenges. If you want to become better at managing your finances, here are some of the basics that could prove handy in seeing your savings grow.
Work on a budget
Mindless spending is one of the factors that make it more difficult to save up. Unnecessary purchases, regardless of how small the amount involved may be, all add up to money you could have saved. A great way to break the cycle of needless buying is to have a budget plan and stick with it. Work on a budget that includes having money set aside for your savings fund and sets a clear limit of how much you can spend every month.
Record your expenses
Keeping track of your expenses lets you see your spending habits. It gives you a good idea of how much you are spending and where your money goes. Make it a habit to record every single purchase you make. Categorize and organize all the information you have. The available data can be quite useful in analyzing your spending habits and in making some adjustments or changes, if needed.
Set financial goals that will inspire and motivate you to get started. Evaluate your income and budget to see what would be the realistic amount you can save every month. Once you have figured out an amount, prioritize putting your money to your savings account. Cut back on your other expenses instead of using up your savings for the month when you exceed your budget.
Make savings a priority
Most people have different priorities for saving money. You may have varied reasons for setting your own goals. Focus on what you think is most important and make it a priority. Save money for every money goal you have. If you have to choose, pick the one that matters most to you and set aside the money for it regardless of how difficult it may get at some point.
Find opportunities to grow your money. Start investing your money. Look for ways to maximize your savings. Learn about interest rates and other ways to grow the money you have saved.