soups and stews are in my opinion very cheap food. Not only cheap but very nutritious and easy to make.
If you have a wood-stove or such you won't even need electricity or gas.
You can put in what you like and just leave it on the stove for couple hours and voila.
Easy to store in the fridge or freezer and you can even use parts of it to make sauces.
Another cheap veggie i like is potatoes. Cheap to buy and you have lots of possibilities to prepare them.
Boiled, mashed(with or without other veggies), french fries, in the oven or on the bbq, stuffed, you can make chips,... i'm sure i forgot some.
Making your own bread can be cheap but it depends on what bread you want.
The cheapest and fastest off course is flat bread, water and flour and you're good to go(fun to do with the kids also).
But it's not just fun to make your own bread, there is something "ancient" about it
And after you made the perfect hamburger buns and baguettes, you're sold.
Got a bunch of cheap healthy recipes. The problem is i rarely write them down.
If you been cooking for years it all gets very familiar and you just invent recipes on what you have in the fridge.
a reply to: Ghost147
Don't freak too much with expired food. If it looks good, smells good, it will probably taste good
edit on 22-2-2016 by intergalactic fire
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