7 Affordable Ingredients Which Can Make Any Meal Fancier

Posted on Jul 3 2017 - 10:42am by Editorial Staff

Do you want to have a little bit fancier in your life? But your problem may be that you don’t want to spend everything in your bank account to have super fancy meals. Don’t you worry! There are plenty of affordable ingredients that you can use to make any of your made-at-home meals fancier. All you have to do is keep reading down below and we’re going to give you some of the top affordable ingredients to make your meals fancier. Enjoy and bon appetite!

Roasted Garlic

Sure, you may want to just use that garlic salt that you found at the store to make your garlic bread for dinner, but why not make it a bit fancier? You can easily put some garlic cloves into the oven to roast them and add them to your bread. Did you know that you can also just throw them with any dinner? Just put the garlic gloves in the oven and they’re going to come out as an amazing addition to any meal that needs a bit more flavor.

Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is another great ingredient that you can use if you want to make your meals both fancier and healthier. It’s a much better alternative than using sour cream on any of your recipes. Plus, Greek yogurt comes with plenty of great nutrients that are going to make your body super happy.

Fancy Lettuces

Any lettuce like romaine or red leaf lettuce is going to be much more fancy and healthy than that boring iceberg lettuce. Plus, they are going to come with a lot more flavor than iceberg, which is pretty much just water! It’s also not going to cost you too much to switch from one type of lettuce to a much better one.

Calamata Olives

Olives are a fantastic way to make your dishes a bit fancier than they would be otherwise. You can just throw them on top of salad or you can make them into an appetizer for parties. Plus, they are definitely not going to break the bank as a jar is super affordable for anyone to buy. And they’re just delicious to even eat right out of the jar! If you can’t splurge for caviar, then this is a great alternative.


These tiny little flower buds are great to add on top of salads or on top of your bagels in the morning. You might not even be familiar with what capers are, but they are fantastic for any of your meals. Just head to the store and grab some to see what we’re talking about!

Dried Beans

When you soak and cook dried beans, you might be spending more time in the kitchen, but this is a much better deal than buying those beans that are already cooked. You can buy a huge bag of them and they are going to make your meals much more fancy and tasty than with those beans that just come out of a can.

Sundried Tomatoes

And of course, this list wouldn’t be completed without the amazing sundried tomatoes on it. These little guys are seriously tasty and are a much better alternative than their boring counterparts that you just pick up from the veggie and fruit section. You can add them to pretty much any meal! They are great for scrambled eggs in the morning or with your salad at lunch.

There you have it! When you want to be fancy without spending a lot of money, then these are the ingredients that have got to be in your cabinet and in your fridge. Happy shopping!

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