We prepared a menu for a week’s worth of groceries and the meals you can make from them. One of our strategies was to roast one or two chickens and serve a roasted chicken one night and various meals on the following nights that used the leftover roasted chicken.
We bet you didn’t know that if you cooked 6 meals from scratch and costed out the difference between eating them in a restaurant versus cooking at home that you would save enough money to buy basic groceries for a family of 2 to 4 for one week! PLUS you would save enough calories to lose more than a pound. If you think about how much this would save over a year the results are astounding! You would save more than $3000 and more than 96,000 calories!
Here is a list of entrees you can make using roasted chicken:
- Chicken Veggie Stir Fry
- Chicken Vegetable Soup
- Chicken With Rice
- Chicken Pasta and Veggies
- Chicken Chef Salad
You can find many of these recipes and more in our blog at http://foodandhealth.com/blog/
Here are some interesting facts according to our research:
The average chicken entree in most casual restaurants costs about $12
The average cost of a home-prepared meal is about $1
The average restaurant entree contains about 800 calories
The average home-cooked meal contains about 400 calories
It actually takes less time to cook quickly at home than to go out to eat!
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.