1. Freeze fresh fruit for winter, spring, summer smoothies, pies, and jams.
2. Find milk alternatives that your family will enjoy in their cereal or with their cookies–almond, rice, soy, sunflower, hemp, coconut . . .
3. Research recipes online that are meatless, require less meat like soups, or use meat as a side as in salad topping.
4. Train yourself and loved ones to eat cereal as a treat and not as a meal. Decrease the amount of other grain foods (it’s actually healthier to eat less each week) and increase vegetables. Adding cilantro and other greens to eggs, salads, and other dishes increases nutrition and taste while decreasing your food budget.
5. Purchase canned and boxed food each week to donate to a food pantry or organization that feeds the hungry.
May you thrive despite the food hike blues.
- Food Costs Surge 10% as Global Crops Suffer Severe Drought (wealthwire.com)
- Drought (elispiritweaver.wordpress.com)
- U.S. drought fuelling risk of global food price shock (thehindu.com)
- Drought: 5 money-saving tips to avoid food inflation (cbsnews.com)