Yesterday celebrity chefs Tyler Florence, Cat Cora, and Curtis Stone made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. The chefs shared recipes and tips on how to cook more affordably during the recession. They also went into the kitchen of viewers to perform culinary interventions. Stone helped a couple cut their takeout budget by learning to cook, Cora taught a family how to use fresh ingredients to make healthy dishes, and Florence showed a mom the best way to feed her children. The chefs provided some great suggestions on how to save money when grocery shopping. For their ideas,
- Use a lesser cut of meat. A whole chicken is cheaper than chicken breasts. Opt for pork shoulder instead of pork tenderloin.
- Use a slow cooker. They're ideal for turning lesser cuts of meat into fantastic dinners.
- Purchase a whole block of cheese and grate it yourself. In the end its cheaper than buying the pregrated bags.
- Be smart at the meat counter. According to Stone, steaks that are nearing their sell-by date are usually marked down.
- Select cheaper fish. Skip salmon and choose tilapia.
- Always shop with a list. Cora says that people spend 50 percent more if they don't have a list.
- Buy only what you need. If you want three bananas, break off three from the bunch.
- Plan meals that share ingredients.
How do you save when at the supermarket? Please share your helpful hints below!