(Family Features) - Cooking on a budget doesn't have to mean eating food you don't like. With the right approach, it is possible to put great meals on the family dinner table without busting the budget.
After you've scoured the weekly grocery ads for sales and coupons, try some of these money-saving strategies and recipes:
Tossing out leftovers is like tossing out money. Turn last night's pasta into today's pasta salad; or combine leftover potatoes, chicken and vegetables for a simple and savory pot pie. There are plenty of creative ways you can reinvent leftovers and save money, while providing your family with a tasty meal that will bring everyone together at the dinner table.
Add flavor and protein with budget-saving ground meat. Ground sausage, chicken, turkey or beef are great to buy in bulk. You can divide your purchase up into one pound portions and freeze them so you can use them as you please.
Scour your cookbooks and online resources, like www.bobevans.com/recipes, for budget-friendly meals. The company's website has a section called "20 Recipes Under 2 Bucks," where you'll find hearty and satisfying recipes that will fit any budget.
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