Different Meals with the Same Ingredients


One reason you may see similar foods being used as you go through this website is because, well, I have a very limited space to put all my food. I also don’t have a big budget for food and can only buy a little bit at a time. For most people out there who are broke, or close to it, I assume it’s the same way for you. It’s unrealistic to think you could have a huge fridge and pantry packed full of expensive food.  I wanted to show you my food storage situation below so that none of you are without excuse!

I live with 4 other girls in a house, and sharing one fridge is a bit too chaotic for me. So I’m using a super mini fridge for all of my food. This picture was taken after a big shopping day so it’s pretty full, but this is what I work with.

Don’t think that in order to eat healthy you need to spend a ton of money at the grocery store every week. Don’t feel like you have to buy every vegetable in the store every week- one week get plantains, the next get broccoli, the next fresh beans. Just take it a little bit at a time. You’d be surprised at how many different meals you can make with the same ingredients.

About Ande Truman

Ande Truman

Ande has made mistakes in the kitchen since she could reach the countertop. From a restaurant head cook, to cooking meals for friends, to her own solo plate, experimenting & learning drives her. She's also a freelance graphic & web designer, photo/videographer, guitar player and wanderlust-er. In her spare time, she works a full-time 8 to 5 cubicle job. She's the creator of Broke & Healthy.

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There are currently 3 Comments on Different Meals with the Same Ingredients. Perhaps you would like to add one of your own?

  1. I'm a newly wed living in Holland (but from the US) and my fridge is almost the same size! Thankfully my in-laws got us a freezer about the same size so I can stock up on sale items! :D

  2. True! I'm not a huge fan of grocery shopping so I tend to go a little overboard when I finally get around to it :)

  3. Your full fridge looks quite abundant compared to my big one half-empty! :)

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