I have to admit I have a penchant for fresh herbs, but it can get costly if, like me, you do not have a green thumb. I have two tips for you if your food budget is tight, so you do not have to sacrifice flavor.

Poultry blend herbs

Poultry blend herbs

Did you know “poultry blend” is a combination package of thyme, sage, Rosemary? I’ll often buy it rather than two or three separate packages of the fresh herbs at a savings of around $4.00 each time, which really adds up to big savings over the course of just a few months!

Dried herbs

Dried herbs are worth the investment

Of course the other option is to use dried herbs. They are still an investment up front, but one that is well worth it in the long run. They last much longer, and stretch much further – ringing up bigger overall savings. As a general rule of thumb, substitute one teaspoon of dried herbs for each tablespoon of fresh herbs called for in a recipe.

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