Slash your food bills with a versatile slow cooker and budget-friendly family meals.
Many of you already rely on your slow cooker for convenience, but this appliance works overtime as a money-saver, too.
It makes the most of cheap proteins, uses less energy than the oven or stove and can help you steer clear of the drive-through. Read on to find out the best ways to use this kitchen favorite to save money and make easy cheap meals your family will love.
Instead of buying canned, make your own beef or chicken stock.
Using a slow cooker helps save money by cutting electricity costs. Even with the appliance on all day, a slow cooker actually
costs about 10 cents for eight hours of use, compared with 19 cents for two hours on the stove and 29 cents for one hour in
Try this slow-cooker recipe: Chipotle Shredded Beef (pictured)
Buying chicken whole is cheapest. Plus, it’s easy to prepare in a slow cooker.
Preparing a big roast in your slow cooker yields several meals’ worth of meat. You can then serve homemade suppers even on
You can buy a 1-pound bag of dried beans for less than $1.50 at most grocery stores.
To dress up a slow-cooker meal, skim sauce of excess fat and sprinkle on chopped fresh herbs just before serving.
Try this All You recipe: White Bean and Chicken Chili (pictured)
Many favortie dishes can be easily modified for the slow cooker. Find your favorites here: