With the economic downturn weighing down upon our collective consciousness, many of us are tightening our budgets at least until the storm blows over. Believe it or not, there is a silver lining. That is, you can find new and cheaper ways to prepare meals, and still do it on a tighter budget.
There are many ways you can stay frugal and healthy at the same time. One effective way is to make soups. I think soups (homemade, anyway) are the forgotten weight management tool. There’s a reason soup kitchens are used to feed the poor, and just generally associated with rough times – soups are economical to make, and in large quantities!
The key to the effectiveness of soup, from a health perspective, is that they’re usually not very calorie dense. Meaning, you get a lot of bulk for few calories. Plus, I’ve always found soups to be more satiating than your average meal.
Lastly, soups are almost always super-easy to prepare. You shop for your list of ingredients, put them in a pot, and simmer them. Sure, there are some variances, but you get the point.
If you’re single, you may need to be open to reheating it for a few days to get some extended value from your soup. But, you can always miniaturize the portion sizes of your ingredients.
Find dozens of healthy soup recipes right here at DietsInReview.com.
March 25th, 2009