In today's economy, eating and grocery shopping on a budget is more important than ever. Nearly 95% of the visitors to FoodNetwork.com - the No. 1 Web site for food and cooking - report cooking dinner at home as much as or more than last year. The site's Good Food For Less package provides users with loads of home cooking ideas that are easy on the waist and wallet. (www.foodnetwork.com/save)
From mouth-watering main dish deals to financial tips for keeping the grocery bill in check, FoodNetwork.com shares all the expert info to keep food costs low without sacrificing taste or nutritional value.
"On our site, we're seeing users search for comfort foods and recipes that can be budget friendly, can be made with common pantry items and can often fill more than one meal," explained FoodNetwork.com site director Angela Moore. "Users are also thinking spring and seeking out more healthful content, like fruits and vegetables."
FoodNetwork.com has responded to visitors' needs with several new tips and tricks:
· Start saving those pennies even before you shop at the Food and Finance Blog, where FoodNetwork.com expert Roni shares her tips and tricks on where and how to grocery shop to get the bang for your buck.
· Check out tons of recession-time recipes ("recessipes") such as a Spanish-style tortilla with eggs or homemade gnocchi in spicy tomato sauce. It doesn't get any cheaper than potatoes, and they're always in season! Have a healthy and hearty chicken cacciatore or spicy pork tacos made with the one of the biggest budget savers in your kitchen: the slow cooker. Using this under-appreciated appliance is a great way to take advantage of the more affordable cuts of meat.
· New York cook Angie Ketterman hosts how-to videos of budget-friendly dinner menus, providing inexpensive recipes for the whole family like her creamy corn chowder with chicken, plus ideas for transforming leftovers into a surprisingly fabulous new meal.
For budget-saving recessipes, shopping tips and helpful tricks on how to multi-task dishes that can stretch for days, FoodNetwork.com's Good Food For Less area has a plethora of delicious, discount ideas perfectly in tune to today's economy.