I am wanting to start a new segment of my blog about living, and eating thrifty (mostly eating) when dealing with sensory issues. It's been something that I have found very difficult to do in my household where every member of my family has a variety of sensory issues pertaining to food. I think that by posting recipes, and methods it might be helpful to other parents out there who are trying eat on a budget that can't fit in convenience foods like chicken nuggets, and frozen pizza for every meal. Also, some of these ideas weren't always that obvious to me, even before having kids when just cooking for myself, and my (ultra picky!) husband. It might be helpful for the independent autistic who was never taught how to budget in nutritious food that they like. I also think that by explaining some of the reasoning behind why certain foods are not sensory friendly to some people parents might gain a better understanding of why their kids won't eat certain things, and what items might work in place of them, but won't break the bank.
I thought about making this a separate blog, but I don't plan on posting about this all the time, and I really don't want to maintain two blogs, so.... I'm gonna just squeeze these entries in here on this blog.
To start with, I have been googling frugal recipes, as well as making a list of common ingredients that I use from my receipts. You can't know what a dish costs to make if you don't know how much the ingredients are. I am still doing this, and encourage you to do the same. Prices do jump around, so you may have to update your list from time to time, but it's always good to have an approximate idea of what you're spending on what ingredients. For now, I am putting them in a notebook, but I will likely type them out, and print them when I get a good list going. This way, I can take it with me in my purse to the grocery store for price checking when I think something is on sale. I can see right away of it really is, or not. I will be sharing recipes, and meal ideas as I go.
Share any ideas, links, and feedback you might have in the comment section below!