Last week we talked about cooking at home more often to save money on your grocery bill, you can see part one EATING RIGHT WHEN THE BUDGET IS TIGHT PART1.
Today we are going to talk about a budget -friendly way to buy lunch meat for back to school lunches. To save money on chicken or turkey lunchmeat, I have found it cheaper to roast a whole turkey or chicken when they are sale. After it is cooked you simply slice it up and put it in individual baggies in the freezer.
This also works great for some mid- week dinner ideas such as casseroles. This is a whole lot cheaper than buying lunch meat at the deli and alot less sodium. By roasting a whole turkey or chicken you can buy lunch meat less often, as this should last you the whole month.
It's fun to see what you can come up with as the possibilites are endless, such as using marinades or BBQ sauces. Let me know if you have a tip on roasting a turkey or chicken, you can share your idea in the comments.
Stay tuned for EATING RIGHT WHEN THE BUDGET IS TIGHT PART 3.