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How Can I Stretch My Groceries?

How Can I Stretch My Groceries?

Great eating doesn’t have to be complicated. We’ve created a way to enjoy five delicious dishes from just one bag of groceries. That means you save money and time without sacrificing flavour. By planning ahead, it’s easier to make smart food choices for your family.

The idea is simple: Combine one bag of groceries with ingredients you probably already have on hand in your pantry. Then use them to make five of your favourite dishes, one for each night of the week. Need some inspiration? Here are five quick-and-easy dinner recipes to try:

The Entrées

Tips on Stretching Your Groceries (and Your Budget)

1. Have a plan: Planning weekly meals and creating a shopping list will help guide your purchases, preventing any unnecessary splurges.

2. Choose recipes that have similar ingredients: Use up your produce in different recipes on different days. You’ll cut down on food waste and avoid additional grocery purchases.

3. Be realistic about portion sizes: Think in terms of what foods can be used in more than one meal.

4. Cook in bulk and freeze: Prepare extra and freeze the leftovers for another meal.

5. Take advantage of weekly ads: Plan your meals around deals to give your purchases direction and help save money. Use coupons to save even more money.

6. Check your pantry regularly, both to get inspiration and to ensure that you don’t buy something you already have on hand.

What You'll Need: 

Grocery List Pantry Items
2 red peppers 2 onions
1 bunch green onions 2 cloves garlic
2 pkg. or bunches of your favourite salad greens (serving suggestions) ½ cup milk
1 piece fresh gingerroot 1 Tbsp. butter
½ lb. (225 g) snow peas 1 pkg. (200 g)Kraft DinnerMacaroni and Cheese
1 bunch broccoli 1 can (170 g) tuna
4 baking potatoes 1 can (10 oz/284 mL) condensed cream of celery soup
1 green pepper 1 or 2 varieties of your favourite Kraft Dressing (serving suggestions)
1 tub (227 g) Philadelphia Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Product 225 g spaghetti
1-1/2 cups Cracker Barrel Shredded Old Cheddar Cheese 1 Tbsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
¼ lb. (115 g) deli roast beef 2 Tbsp. Kraft Smooth Peanut Butter
340 g frozen peeled large shrimp 1 Tbsp. sesame seed
1 lb. (450 g) boneless skinless chicken breasts Vegetable oil
Crave Frozen Entrees (one for each of you) 1 tsp. black pepper
1 bag plain potato chips 1 tsp. garlic powder
1 bottle (475 mL) Kraft Asian Sesame Dressing 1 cup instant white rice
1 jar (900 g) Cheez WhizCheese Spread 2 cups 25%-less-sodium chicken broth