How to Stretch Your Food Budget

Feed your family with less without sacrificing taste, freshness, quality, or nutrition using our money-saving tips.

Learn to stretch meat, poultry, and fish.
Randy Mayor

Learn to stretch meat, poultry, and fish.

Instead of making protein the center of the plate, use it sparingly for flavor and texture―almost as if it’s a condiment. Extend beef by tossing a conservative amount in a vegetable-rich stir-fry, for example, or combine a small quantity of shrimp with pasta. Pizzas, calzones, pasta bakes, and casseroles are easy dishes that use this strategy to great effect.

View Recipe: Stir-Fried Beef with Broccoli and Bell Peppers

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