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Reel in Your Food Budget - Starting with Herbs on 5/25/2022
By now, you likely already know that cooking meals at home (from scratch) is less expensive than choosing to order in or use a meal kit service. If you’d like a refresher, check out our related blog, 10 Simple Strategies for Saving Money on Food.
 

Each May there’s a special “Herb Day” which was created to encourage people to learn more about how to use herbs in their daily lives. So… what does this have to do with your budget? 

With the use of fresh herbs, you can learn to prepare even tastier meals. And if tastier home-cooked food encourages you to eat more meals at home (instead of eating out)-- you’ll likely save money on your food budget! 

Start your own little herb garden with the herbs that you’ll potentially use the most. You can start an herb garden here in New England either indoors or outdoors. Here are 3 perfect herbs to start with that are used in a lot of recipes and are fairly easy to grow:

  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Basil

Their main purpose may be to encourage you to cook and eat healthier (less expensive) meals, but adding some herbs to your home provides even more positive benefits:

  • Adds a touch of nature and color to your décor
  • May help clean your indoor air
  • Adds a nice fragrance to the area

Start Your Herb Garden Today

Free Budgeting Tools

As an MVCU member, you have access to free budgeting tools right inside your online banking that can help you track your food spending! Learn more in these short videos:

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