I make a lot of sandwiches, but not from deli meats. Instead, I typically cook more food than we can eat in one sitting and then use the left overs to create other meals. So, when I roast a chicken, a pork roast or roast beef, I use those left overs for sandwiches.
Because I always have cheese in the house and salad makings and bread, I can make a sandwich without going shopping.
The trick to eating well and not spending a fortune is to shop and keep a fully stocked kitchen so you can have some versatility with your meal prep. For instance, I always have tomatoes, onions, celery, lettuce and peppers. I can use any of that for a salad, sandwiches, celery and onions for tuna sandwiches, peppers and onions sautéed with steak, chopped onions and celery with cold pasta salads. You know, make things with the ingredients you have. With a little creativity, you can save so much time and money if you learn to properly grocery shop to suit your eating habits. This way, you will never waste any food.
The times I overcook, on purpose, I may freeze a whole serving for another meal another time. Or, maybe I will just freeze all of the left over cooked meat to add to a stew or soup or ragu. I freeze bread, I recently learned you can even freeze milk. This saves food from spoiling.
· 3 weeks ago