I want to (and need to) save money. But I don't want to change what I eat too much, so I've come up with a few easy food swaps that will save me $30 a week, which adds up to a savings of $1,560 a year.
1. Swap Tofu for Meat
Let's face it, meat is expensive. So why not try tofu instead? I know it sounds sort of ridiculous, but hear me out. Tofu can be marinated, grilled and sautéed--just like steak can. It has a real knack for sucking up flavors, so cooking it with something bold (like barbecue sauce, for example) can give your taste buds a real jolt without you feeling like you're missing out. Of course, you wouldn't swap tofu for meat every night, but using this swap once a week will save you some serious dough.
Money Saved: $8.75
Give It a Try: Tofu Parmigiana & 20 More Meat-Lovers Recipes with Tofu
2. Use Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs Instead of Chicken Breasts
Everybody loves chicken