Italian Bread Crumbs Recipe!
You DO NOT have to sacrifice healthy eating just because you are on a budget! I live on a budget everyday and I am a HUGE avid healty, clean eater!
One of the ways I cut back on my grocery costs is by making things myself instead of buying pre-packaged products. That pretty little packaging costs a pretty little penny (if ya know what I mean). One of the ways I make healthier meals is by using bread crumbs and baking things instead of deep frying. All you have to do is dip the food in whipped egg whites and then in the bread crumbs and bake it in the oven. It’s that simple! You can use bread crumbs as a filler in things like meatloaf, as a coating for fried food like home-made fish fingers, pork chops, goat cheese, eggplant parmesan or chicken strips, or as a topping to a baked casserole. The possibilities are endless!
Ok, so first thing I want to share is that many stores have a marked down bread section. If you don’t know where it is…ask (PLEASE ASK). Bread can be frozen and is something that often does NOT have coupons, so finding this spot in your store will soon be your best friend. And also ask what time/day they put the bread there. For example, I know my Ralphs puts bread on a rack in the hallway near the bathroom (haha..I know, nice place) every morning, so if I need a deal on bread, I go in the morning as early as I can get there. Remember when I gave you 3 Simple Steps to Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half and Still Eat Healthy? This recipe adopts two of those ideas! Buy what is on sale and freeze fresh food.
I got the bread for these Italian bread crumbs for $.99 and made the equivalent to 3 canisters of store-bought bread crumbs. Ummm…that’s just $.33 per canister compared to about $4.00. HUGE savings!
- (1) Loaf of Sourdough Bread (you can also use whole wheat or whole grain bread, but I figure you are using so little by just dipping the food in the crumbs and you are already making it way healthier by NOT deep frying it. It’s your choice.)
- (1) Tablespoon of Garlic Salt
- (2) Tablespoons of mixed Italian Seasoning
- Toast the entire loaf of bread using your toaster or the oven (set at 400 degrees).
- Place the bread in a food processor or blender and grind the bread down to tiny little crumbs.
- Add the garlic salt and the mixed Italian bread crumbs and mix until well blended.
- *You can add any additional seasonings you wish to add more flavor too.
*Disclaimer: Never start a new exercise/diet regimen without consulting your Dr. first.
*Copywright: This is an original series developed and written by Coupon Gal.