Nutritional Budget Cooking


Course Details

Rising food prices are a fact today! To a limited extent this forces some people to obtain food alternatives, for example we are consuming less meat now. However adequate nutrition is needed for good health. What foods can be obtained to assure that ones nutrition needs are filled?

Actually many less expensive foods have greater nutrition than more expensive ones and obviously eating smaller amounts of nutritious foods is better for us than eating a lot of modern-day "junk" foods which have become extremely pricey.

Proteins are vital to health such as meat, eggs and milk, but so to are legumes including peas and beans which are usually less expensive.

This course aims to provide you not only with healthy food alternatives but will cover meal planning, food storage, safety in the kitchen, shopping on a budget and more.


The course is held at the Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre - 9 George Street, Caboolture

2024 Dates

10th July - 21st August

16th October - 27 November


9:30 am till 11:30 am Wednesday mornings.

$35 per term.


Caboolture Neighbourhood Centre

Ph: 5495 3818 or please click "Enquire Now"



After cooking vegetables, a wise food preparer saves the juices for use in soups and gravies

Butter can be expensive, try alternatives like nut butters, soya butter, coconut butter and margarine

Cooking at home can be cheaper than dining out. Generally, you can feed a family of four for the same price as buying food for one or two people at a restaurant.

Cooking large meals can save you both time and money.  They can be frozen for days when you are short on time and the leftovers can be used for lunches or in other recipes. They can also be reused in stews, stir-fries, salads and burritos.

Buy whole foods which are usually more affordable ie a block of cheese is cheaper than shredded cheese.  Whole grains, like brown rice and oats, are also cheaper per serving than most processed cereals.

Buy generic brands.

Stock up on sale items.