The latest figures from the Labor Department show that the inflation rate is pegged at 7.5% – a four-decade-high. And as I’m sure you’ve noticed, food prices have spiked by 7% over the past year.
Food waste is also at an all time high. Due to covid, shoppers have tried to avoid the grocery stores, doubling up on purchases, and extending the time between trips. This of course means more food goes to waste because it perishes before its able to be consumed – and that’s food waste.
All of this has to be taking a gouge out of American pockets – so we’re providing a few ways to save.
First, learn to increase the shelf life of your products.You can make your foods last longer by freezing products to expand the shelf life. Cooked bulgur wheat can be frozen and stored in plastic containers or baggies. Additionally, you can freeze vegetables, sauces and more to make quick and easy, healthy casseroles and soups.
Another tip is to avoid already-prepared foods and make things at home. Here is a simple formula, when it comes to casseroles use one cup of protein, one vegetable, one cup of any starch, one binder/sauce, and one cup of any topping.
Check out our extensive list of bulgur recipes to make heart healthy, fiber rich meals with bulgur wheat. Bulgur wheat is affordable, full of fiber and minerals, stores easily in your pantry for up to a year, and freezes well.
You can buy bulgur wheat here