|Posted in Food & Health on 29 Aug 2014||
For young adults there is no status-quo breaking experience like moving out of home for the first time. The excitement of independence, no parental supervision, and dreams of week-long house parties blind the young to the boring things they will need to sort out: bills and food.
Now bills are easy enough to take care of: pay money by the time it is due, but food can be a little more complicated. In conjunction with utilities, petrol, and other necessities food is only getting more and more expensive (unless you dive into the bins behind Coles) so you need to cook smart and cheap. Here are three examples of meals you can make that are easy to produce, cheap, and don't consist of two-minute noodles or Salada biscuits.
- 500g Minced Beef
- 1 x small onion (finely chopped)
- 1/3 cup of long grain rice
- 1 x egg, beaten (binding agent)
- 1 x can of tomato soup
Tuna Pasta Bake
- 1 x 425g can of tuna in oil
- 1 x 500g jar of tomato sauce (you can use tuna bake sauce if you prefer)
- 2-3 handfuls of your choice in pasta
- Â½ cup of mozzarella cheese
Now, there are literally hundreds of toppings that you can use for baked potatoes. If you have different tastes or come up with a better combination go for it. You are only limited by your imagination.
- 1-3 Sebago potatoes
- 1/3 cup grated cheese
- Â½ cup sour cream
- 1 handful of diced bacon
- Â½ cup of coleslaw
With these three basic recipes you can have a nourishing and filling meal quick, easy, and most importantly... cheap!