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Extend Dry Meal Mixes and Save Money

I stretch my food dollar by extending pre-packaged dry meal mixes.

For Tuna or Hamburger Helper-style mixes, I add extra meat and noodles, plus the amount of water needed to cook the noodles, into the recipe.  The meal still has plenty of flavor but provides additional servings.

These mixes tend to be high in sodium.  By extending them, the sodium per serving is lowered, which makes them more healthful.

 

Tip provided by Karen Armstrong of Rolette County

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