Do you wish to prepare tasty dishes without breaking the bank or compromising flavors? You won’t believe how easy it is to cook your favorite dishes using beloved ingredients from your pantry, especially when you organize the latter from time to time and when you plan a consistent and budget-friendly meal calendar for several weeks!
Eating more protein every day while sticking to a budget can be challenging especially with meat already costing up to 50 SAR or 72 AED and chicken costing 35 SAR or 50 AED per kilogram. That’s more expensive than most vegetables, fruits and legumes!
Fortunately, there are ways to get enough protein on a budget. Here are 4 proteins you can include in your daily diet!
Tuna is very low in calories and fat, which makes it the perfect complex protein. Additionally, Tuna is economical and can substitute meat in various recipes such as casseroles and pies. For less than 8.00 AED or SAR, prepare a whole casserole using one can of California Garden Tuna instead of minced beef which would cost you up to 10 SAR or 15 AED per 200 grams!
Fava beans provide you with enough protein to build a healthy lifestyle while keeping you full for a long period of time. All that while costing you 4.40 SAR or 4.95 AED! It’s the perfect alternative when you don’t have meat on hand or simply prefer vegetarian dishes. Instead of 150 grams of beef, add a touch of creativity by using 1 can of California Garden Fava Beans to your Maqluba, eggplant boats and even fried eggs. The options are limitless!
Red kidney beans are loaded with fibers and protein, which provide you with a sense of fullness for a long period of time. From salads to delicious Mexican appetizers and main courses, there are no limits to include this delicious protein! For example, substitute 200 grams of chicken that could cost you up to 7 SAR or 10 AED for 1 can of red kidney beans at the price of 5 SAR or 3.65 AED to create mouthwatering red kidney beans quesadillas!
Eggs might be small, but don’t underestimate their power! Eggs include benefits such as boosting your metabolism, prolonging a sense of fullness and providing you with essential proteins, with 6 grams of protein per 1 large egg. In fact, studies have proven that people who eat eggs for breakfast had lower levels of hunger during the day. Fried, boiled or scrambled, your options are countless!