7 Affordable Ingredients That Will Level Up Your Cooking

Fresh ginger is spicy and adds layers of flavor to soups, curries, fried rice, noodles, and other foods.

1.Fresh Ginger

In my area, even simple store-brand cheese costs more than $4 per pound. There are ways to make your food taste like cheese without spending a lot of money.

2. Cheese Powder

So, getting them fresh from the vegetable section can really help you take your cooking to the next level. 

3. Fresh Herbs

If you are on a tight budget, citrus may also seem like a luxury item. But you can usually get lemons or limes for less than a dollar at most grocery stores. 

4. Citrus

Quite a few people say they don't like beans. But if you don't like beans, it's likely because you haven't found a way to cook them that you like yet.

5. Beans

Everyone talks about rice when they talk about cheap foods. But there are other foods that can help you stay on budget while giving your meals more variety.

6. Unique Grains

I'd also like to give onions and fresh garlic a special note. I can't always put them in my food because they make it hard for me to swallow.

7. Onions and Garlic