Most people think of crock pots for their convenience and ease of use. Just set it, forget it, and come home to a hot meal waiting for you. However, have you considered how preparing meals in the slow cooker can save you money?
Here are a few examples of the many ways crock pots can reduce your monthly grocery expenses:
- You can make a wide variety of tasty meals with relatively few ingredients. It is easy to use common items you may have in the kitchen such as canned beans or tomatoes, lentils, or pasta to make a simple and delicious stew or soup. See our pantry food coupons for a few ingredients.
- Find a few crock pot recipes that you would like to prepare, and then look for the coupons for the ingredients and start stocking up. The next time you are faced with a busy day with limited time to cook dinner, just mix the ingredients to come home to a tasty and healthy meal. Learn four simple tips to build an efficient stockpile.
- Did you know that using a crock pot can help reduce food waste by making it easy to use meat and vegetables as the basis for broths and stocks? Also, you can freeze the leftovers to have plenty to eat over an extended period of time. Read how to freeze food to save money.
The benefits of using a crock pot are significant as it can save you time and money each month. Plus, there are a variety of meals to prepare that are delicious and fulfilling.
Check out these slow cooker recipes to get started.