06 August 2013

Posted by Discount Insurance on Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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At Discount Insurance, we love to save you money, not just on your insurance, but in everyday life too. Here are our top 5 cooking tips for those watching the pennies.

Tip 1: Cook and serve the right amount
Nutritional experts believe a healthy serving of cooked meat is 3 ounces (4 ounces raw). As a general rule of thumb, meat should take up no more than one-quarter of your plate. Fill the rest of your plate with vegetables or rice. Eating less is good for your waistline and your wallet!  

Tip 2: Choose chicken or lamb over beef
If you have guests over, the easiest way to feed a crowd is by roasting a big piece of meat. Unless it’s on special, beef doesn’t tend to be an economical choice. So choose cuts, such as leg of lamb, turkey breast or pork shoulder and roast them. With some simple vegetables and gravy, your meal could cost as little as £3 a serving.

Tip 3: Make use of your leftovers
Don’t be tempted to throw leftovers away. Left over meet can used to make a salad or soup. Adding rice or pasta to your plate makes for a cheap additional meal too. Pasta and dishes keep well in the fridge and can be taken to work for the lunch the next day too!

Tip 4: Don’t throw out brown bananas
If you don’t fancy eating your bananas immediately, then freeze them (peeled) to use later. You can also use slightly past-their-best bananas to make smoothies or banana bread.

Tip 5: If life hands you lemons…

Keep lemons and limes in the fridge to make them last longer, if they start to get shrivelled then squeeze the juice as store it in the refrigerator. Lemon juice is often exactly what you need to perk up a sauce or salad dressing.  

Richard Anthony