While checking Twitter tonite, I saw “@kevinrose: cooking a lady friend dinner on thursday… what can I not screw up that is an easy to medium lvl of difficulty? (links appreciated)”.
Being a huge fan of Kevin Rose, and pretty much of anything edible, I figured I should write a post on easy dinner ideas (that even a man can handle )
(Impossible to screw up): Chips and salsa. Chicks dig (or at least I do) a delicious salsa.
(Super easy): Fresh Italian bread with olive oil and spices…buy a fresh loaf, stick it in the oven before the lucky lady arrives, then slice it up and serve it. Fresh bread is always a winner. (You’ll probably want to stay away from the garlic, FYI.)
(Still easy, but one step up): Fresh bread with brushetta. Simple, yet delicious. Tomatoes, basil, (tiny bit of) onion, olive oil, salt and pepper. Usually you can even buy pre-cut/pre-made stuff from the grocery store.
Salad: Add a salad if you go with plain bread. Continue reading
Eating healthy is a very important part of overall well being, and it’s something that most people in this day just don’t do. With fast food being quick, cheap, and convenient, it’s easy to fall into a trend of unhealthy eating (I admit to doing it more often than I’d like to).
Bottom line is: You are what you eat.
We need to take care of our bodies, and finding a way to that in an affordable way is getting more and more difficult.
Here are a few simple tips to keep yourself and your family eating healthy while maintaining a budget:
- Keep track of what you buy and what you throw away. The worst thing you can do for your wallet is buying groceries just to throw them away. Be honest with yourself, are you really going to eat that head of lettuce, or is it going to get thrown in the trash? Go through your receipts and write down anything you didn’t eat, threw away, or didn’t really care for. It should only take a few trips to cut out a few extra items.
- Try new products that are on sale. Don’t just buy a certain brand because that’s what you’ve always bought. Take advantage of sales, even if it’s not your normal brand. You could find something you really like, or worst case, you have to eat it and don’t buy it again. Continue reading