Most people want to eat healthy foods, and it’s easy to see why when you look at the benefits of eating a healthy diet. To eat healthy on a budget, cooking at home may be one of your best plans of attack. Eating healthy on a budget is simpler when you cook at home for yourself and your family.
Save Money and Eat Delicious Food You Prepare Yourself!
Cooking and eating at home allows you to have control of how much you spend on the food you eat as well as what food you eat.
When you cook at home, you can do all the shopping for the ingredients for your meals as well as control what you put into the food. And when you cook your own meals it’s a much healthier option.
Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook: 1400 Best Slow Cooker Recipes!
Brief Product Description: Cookbook / recipe book for use with a slow cooker
Product Specs: 704 pages / 9.2 x 2.2 x 8.2 inches
With recipes you can make in your slow cooker from appetizers to desserts, the Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook should be on every home cook’s shelf.
You’ll never run out of meal ideas with this one. Choose from main courses with beef, chicken, turkey, pork, seafood, and pasta and other meatless meals; the variety is sure to please everyone who eats.
Fix bread in your slow cooker with the help of this cookbook as well as soups, stews, and chili dishes.
The cookbook provides the following information for each recipe so thereÕs no guesswork on your part: number of servings, preparation time, cooking time, a clear list of ingredients, and the best slow cooker size for each recipe.
Other reviewers have sung the praises of this large book’s ability to lie flat on the kitchen counter or table. This feature makes the cookbook perfect to use regularly.
This cookbook is perfect for birthday gifts, weddings, and bridal shower gifts, or as a housewarming gift or any busy person who can fix it and forget it then enjoy a great meal.
Crock-Pot 7-Quart Oval Manual Slow Cooker
Brief Product Description: Large slow cooker
Product Specs: 14.4 x 9.5 x 14.4 inches, weighs 13.8 pounds, silver, 8 quarts, removable stoneware pot
There’s nothing better than coming home from a long day to a good home cooked meal thatÕs ready to eat. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this family-sized 7-quart Crock-Pot.
The Crockpot brand can be trusted to slow cook your food all day while youÕre out and about at school or work or just running errands. Put the ingredients in before you leave the house and depending on the recipe, six or eight hours later, your food is ready to eat.
The stoneware pot is no stick and can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleanup.
With two manual settings, high and low, this slow cooker is perfect for all slow cooker recipes. Just be sure to add enough liquid to keep the food from burning, and you’re good to go.
The large size (it holds 8 quarts) is perfect for making large family meals or for making a recipe to share at a potluck or get together with family and friends.
Paired with the Fix-It and Forget-It Big Cookbook, this Crock-Pot slow cooker makes the perfect gift to any cook.
YouCopia Chef’s Edition SpiceStack 30-Bottle Organizer with Universal Drawers
Brief Product Description: Spice rack / organizer that holds 30 jars of spices
Product Specs: 12.8 x 10.9 x 8.8 inches, white, plastic
Keep your spice jars organized with the YouCopia Chef’s Edition SpiceStack Organizer.
Stay organized and know what spices you have on hand for your recipes. When you can see your inventory, you wonÕt have to buy duplicate spices, and you’ll save money!
With three drawers that slide out and drop down, this compact but roomy organizer holds 30 bottles or jars of spices. If you use half-size jars or bottles of spices, this organizer holds 60 bottles. It holds square or round bottles.
On the back row of this organizer, it holds bottles or jars that measure less than 5-1/2 inches tall. The front row holds bottles or jars that are less than 4-3/4 inches tall.
Keep this organizer out on your counter, so your spices are close at hand for cooking. Or simply tuck it away in a nearby pantry or cabinet but still have your spices all in one convenient spot.
With removable labels (48 are pre-printed, and 48 are blank), you can customize this organizer. The labels make finding the spice you need quick and easy.
This organizer also holds standard size prescription bottles, so itÕs perfect for organizing prescription medicine in one spot as well.
Instant Pot DUO6O 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker
Brief Product Description: Multi use kitchen appliance with these features: pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer saute, yogurt maker, and food warmer
Product Specs: 13 x 12.6 x 12.2 inches, 14.6 pounds, holds 6 quarts
Everyone raves about their InstaPot, and it’s easy to see why. This little countertop kitchen appliance is a 7 in 1 gem that can just about do it all. It can be used as a pressure cooker for cooking foods fast, a slow cooker for all day cooking, it’s a rice maker, a yogurt maker, a steamer, it can be used to saute food as you’d do in a skillet or saucepan, and it works as a food warmer.
The InstaPot is known for allowing you to make meals 70 percent faster than normal cooking methods. When using the pressure cooker, a roast can be cooked in one-third the time it normally takes.
Reviewers have said they make baked potatoes in 12 minutes, poached eggs in 2 to 3 minutes, and applesauce in 8 minutes.
The accessories that come with this appliance allow cooks to switch from one way of cooking to another easily. It comes with a stainless steel steam rack with handles, soup spoon, rice paddle, measuring cup, condensation collector, and a recipe booklet to get you started using it right away.
For an all in one product, this is it! An InstaPot makes a perfect gift for any cook who wants to try a new gadget and who will more than likely use this as a mainstay for most meals.
Hullr 14 Piece Kitchen Knife Set with Wooden Block
Brief Product Description: Knife set with pine wood block holder, kitchen shears, six 4.25-inch steak knives, 8-inch chef knife, 8-inch bread knife, 8-inch slicing knife, 5-inch utility knife, 3.5-inch paring knife, stainless steel sharpening rod
Product Specs: 7 x 4.2 x 14 inches, 4.4 pounds, 14 pieces
Product Review Copy:
This inexpensive set of kitchen knives will help you prepare meals easily and quickly. Made with high-carbon stainless steel blades, the knives are sharp and durable.
The handy pine wood block holds the knives, sharpener, and kitchen shears all in one convenient spot and takes up little space on the kitchen counter. This feature is perfect for small kitchens and spaces where countertop space is a premium.
The set comes with a sharpening rod to keep your knives in tiptop shape so you can use this set for years to come.
With the added convenience of being dishwasher safe, these knives make prep time at meals a breeze.
Cuisinart DCC-3200 14-Cup Glass Carafe with Stainless Steel Handle Programmable Coffeemaker
Brief Product Description: Coffeemaker, 24-hour programmability, self-cleaning, 1-4 cup setting, auto shutoff
Product Specs: 7.8 x 9 x 14 inches, 8.5 pounds
Product Review Copy:
You’ll save money and time when skipping the coffee shop each morning. Make your coffee at home instead with this Cuisinart 14-cup coffeemaker.
The money spent in just a few weeks at a coffee shop each day will pay for this coffeemaker. Then you’ll keep saving money by making fresh, hot coffee at home.
Some fun features of this deluxe coffeemaker include the ability to program the coffeemaker 24 hours ahead so it will start making your coffee when you want it. It also can make your coffee hotter, which is a perk if you want to put it in a travel mug to go.
And if you like your coffee to have a bolder flavor, set the machine to make the pot just the way you like it.
This coffeemaker will alert you when it needs to be cleaned. This feature will save you money if you go ahead and clean the machine to remove the lime buildup caused by hard water. ItÕs easy to forget to clean coffee makers, so the alert feature is a bonus.
Chinet Comfort Cup 16-Ounce Cups
Brief Product Description: Insulated to-go coffee cups
Product Specs: 6 x 5 x 4 inches, 2.9 pounds, 50 count
Product Review Copy:
When you use your coffeemaker at home to make coffee, pour your drink into one of these triple wall insulated cups and youÕre good to go!
Save money by skipping the coffee shop each morning and take your own to-go cup from home.
The size is perfect for a cup of coffee you make just how you like. Drink it at home, while you commute to work, or while running errands.
The cups are triple insulated keeping your coffee hot and your hands protected from the heat. These cups don’t come with sleeves since the insulated layers protect your hands.
Be even more thrifty, and hand wash the cups and lids. Then let them air dry to reuse the next day.
Patterns and colors of cups may vary, making it a fun surprise to open the box upon arrival!
Sistema Microwave Cookware Breakfast Bowl
Brief Product Description: Microwave breakfast bowl to cook and reheat foods, stackable, freezer and dishwasher safe
Product Specs: 6.5 x 3.4 x 6.1 inches, 2.9 ounces
Product Review Copy:
This microwave cookware bowl can be used to both cook food and reheat food, making it the perfect addition to your kitchen.
Save money by quickly preparing food like oatmeal at home in the morning, then pop on the lid and take it with you. The lid features KLIP IT easy locking clips that hold the lid on securely. The steam release vent in the lid keeps food from splattering while cooking or reheating in the microwave.
The generously sized handle makes it easy to hold and carry for everyone, including small children and the elderly.
And if you’re concerned about the safety of cooking and heating food in plastic, fear not. This microwave bowl is Phthalate and BPA free, so none of those bad chemicals will leach into your food.
This bowl can go in the dishwasher, the refrigerator, and freezer, and the microwave is making it versatile and useful for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Pack your lunch each day and save money. This generous bowl can handle a single serving of leftovers or a can of soup that can be heated in the microwave at work or school. The bowl is also the perfect size to make ramen noodles for a quick, inexpensive meal.
KOSOX Original Collapsible Multi-Layers Thermal Insulated Oxford Lunch Box
Brief Product Description: Insulated lunch box/bag with three changeable storage spaces, includes a shoulder strap
Product Specs: 10.24 x 3.94 x 8.66 inches, 2.9 ounces, about 5.5-liter capacity
Product Review Copy:
Carry your lunch to school or work and save money on your weekly grocery budget. You’ll also more than likely be eating a more healthy lunch than if you eat out at a fast food restaurant. You’re sure to save money.
This roomy, insulated cooler tote lunch box will hold your lunch and snacks for the day while you’re away from home. And this stylish lunch bag comes in black gray, so it’s great for men and women. Use either the handle or the shoulder strap.
The three changeable storage spaces are perfect for arranging your food containers just how you. Depending on what containers and bags you use to pack the individual lunch components, you can fit your food inside snugly. Two pockets, one on the outside and one inside, keep loose items like silverware, napkins, condiment packages, contained as well.
The PEVA lining in this insulated bag keeps foods cold with an added icepack making this the perfect lunch bag for when you’re away from a refrigerator. When only hot foods are added to the bag, it helps keep them warm as well.
This bag is roomy enough to pack lunch for two if needed.
Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage Containers
Brief Product Description: Plastic food storage containers with lids, 42 pieces
Product Specs: 16 x 8 x 10 inches, 3.6 pounds, various sizes of containers and lids
Product Review Copy:
This set of food storage containers with lids will pay for themselves in no time. Use them for all of your storage needs from food for the fridge and freezer and even store odds and ends like safety pins or paper clips in the small containers.
This set comes with 21 containers and 21 lids in the following quantities and sizes: four 1/2 cup size, four 1-1/4 cup size, five 2 cup size, four 3 cup size, two 5 cup size, and two 7 cup size.
The nesting lids snap on to the bottom of the containers they fit, making storing these a breeze. No more looking through the cabinet for the right lid.
These containers and lids, although plastic, are BPA free, making them food-safe. It is not recommended to heat foods in them in the microwave since this can damage the inside of the containers and even cause them to melt. They are truly food storage containers, so use a safe microwave bowl to reheat items.
The lids and containers are dishwasher safe, and the containers stack well in the freezer or the fridge.
Here are just a few ways you can use these Rubbermaid storage containers:
* Pack lunches.
* Store leftovers in the refrigerator.
* Store individual portions of fruit or salad.
* Freeze portions of soup or other meals like lasagna for later.
* Sort and store office supplies or craft supplies.