Grocery shopping doesn’t have to blow your budget. It’s been proven by nutritionists that he can make 18 servings for just $37.
Zach Cohen is a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist teaching others how to eliminate diet culture stereotypes while saving money in the process.
He recently posted a TikTok revealing that he got 18 healthy and affordable meals in just one Walmart shopping trip.
In fact, each Zach says each meal will be under $2.25.
One of the recipes he was able to make was chicken scampi, a popular Olive Garden dish.
Olive Garden charges about $20 for this dish, depending on the state and location.
However, Zach made his version for just over $2 and half the calories.
The nutritionist also explained how easy it is to plan multiple meals using one protein source.
“Buying one protein source in bulk and using it for all 18 meals can significantly reduce your total grocery cost,” Zak said on TikTok.
He chose chicken because it’s pretty versatile and usually cheap.
The Olive Garden Chicken Scampi
On another TikTok, Zach shared how Olive Garden’s meals can be cheaper and healthier.
The list of ingredients is quite large, but Zack said this meal can feed up to six people.
Or, for meal prep, you can store it in the freezer to save for a later date.
First, add the chicken strips to a mixing bowl and toss with half a tablespoon of olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, smoked paprika, and salt.
Once the chicken is mixed and coated, add another 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and cook the chicken for 3-5 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
Next, set the chicken aside and add the sliced bell pepper and sliced onion to a pan with about 2 cups of water.
Cook the pasta while it is on the stove.
Once both the pasta, peppers, and onions are cooked, set them aside and add the minced garlic to the pan with a tablespoon of butter.
Then add the chicken broth and fresh cream.
When it starts bubbling, add your favorite cheese, boiled pasta, peppers, onions, and chicken.
Save with Walmart+
Another way to save on household items is to sign up for Walmart+.
Walmart+ is a membership that offers exclusive savings and benefits when you sign up for one of two plans: a $12.95 monthly plan or a $98 annual plan.
Customers who sign up for a Walmart+ membership get early access and get online deals first.
Benefits include free shipping, free shipping with no minimum order, Walmart Rewards, fuel savings and more.
Plus, the best time to look for clearance is at the turn of the season.
Certain items are cleared each year, so be sure to monitor inventory at certain times of the year. Some items he will be 50% to 75% to 90% clearance.
Also, keep an eye out for Great Value branded products.
These products are Walmart brands and are usually said to be of the same quality and taste as good as other brands, but at a much lower price.
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