Food - Drink
The Foods Guy Fieri Recommends For Low Budget, High Versatility Cooking
By SHAYE GLISSON
With rising food costs and inflation, anyone on a food budget knows that preparing meals at home rather than dining at restaurants saves a lot of dough. Food Network chef Guy Fieri has a few tips and suggestions for those who want to get the most out of their monthly grocery budget.
Fieri suggests buying a whole chicken and roasting it for dinner, preserving the bones for stock, or shredding the meat for sandwiches, soups, and stews. The protein in chicken helps maintain and develop muscle, strengthen bones, and satisfy hunger, while also providing critical vitamins and elements such as selenium, phosphorus, niacin, and vitamin B6.
Another food that can ‌make several meals is pork butt, which Fieri suggests seasoning with salt and pepper, cooking in the oven, and then shredding for pulled pork sandwiches. The meat is a high source of selenium, zinc, and vitamin B, and Fieri notes that the leftover pork butt makes great pork enchiladas and can be used to make a red sauce.
One of Fieri's favorite veggies is Brussels sprout, which he roasts three times more than he needs for dinner, so he can prepare a vegetarian burrito and a pasta meal the following day. The use of Brussels sprouts supports the local economy and they are rich in vitamin C, protein, antioxidants, and vitamin K.