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5 Depression Era Tips To Stretch Your Food Budget

We all want to save a little money here and there, but sometimes that’s easier said than done. One area most of us are spending more than we need to is the food budget. Sure, clipping coupons and keeping an eye on the sales can help, but there’s more we can do. During the Great Depression, saving money on food was an absolute necessity. But, adversity breeds innovation, as they say. Here are a few tips from the Depression Era that can really come in handy when trying to save money!

Fill Meat Recipes With Beans

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Not only are beans super inexpensive, but they are also a great source of protein. Not to mention that beans add a wonderful texture and flavor to any meal! If you’re looking to make your food budget stretch, there’s no better way than to find alternatives to expensive meat products. Even if you’re not ready to fully replace meat with beans you can make your meat last twice as long if you get creative and substitute part of the meat for beans. You might be surprised at how much you like it!

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