To Save or Splurge? Jessica Seinfeld Shares What's Really Worth Spending On

To Save or Splurge? Jessica Seinfeld Shares What's Really Worth Spending On
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To Save or Splurge? Jessica Seinfeld Shares What's Really Worth Spending On

There's no reason to spend a ton of money for a tasty, healthy kitchen. Read on to learn when to splurge and when to save.

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Here are some easy ways to save money.

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Make Your Own Vinaigrettes.

Seinfeld is right about this one. Not only will you save money, but store-bought dressings can be loaded with fat, sodium and other undesirable ingredients. Homemade vinaigrettes and salad dressings are the way to go, and they're simple to boot!

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Make your Own Croutons.

"Make your own croutons," advises Seinfeld. "You’ll save on money and salt intake."

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Buy Heads of Lettuce.

"Buy whole heads of lettuce [instead of] pre-packaged [varieties]," Seinfeld shares. "Avoid buying cut-up rather than whole [and] fresh."

Buy More Veggies and Less Meat.

"Up your vegetables and lower your meat consumption," says Seinfeld. Eating more veggies is better for you and the environment anyway.

Don't Buy Unnecessary Kitchenware.

"Don’t fall for all of the kitchen gadgets out there, so much can be done with very little," Seinfeld assures.

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Be Weary of Prepared Foods.

"Watch out [for] prepared foods," reminds Seinfeld. "They can shoot that bill right up."

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Don't skimp on these items - they're worth every penny.

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Buy a Good Olive Oil.

The quality of olive oil really does make a difference. Most of the great benefits of olive oil only come from fresh extra virgin olive oil.

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Invest in Good Parmesan Cheese.

If you're forgoing meat for a pasta dish -- both a healthy and economical decision -- than a good parmesan will really add some extra flavor.

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Selectively Buy Organic.

"Organic chicken, eggs and produce" are totally worth spending money on, according to Seinfeld.

Find a Good Chef’s Knife.

If you cook a lot, chances are you will constantly be cutting and chopping. Investing in a good knife will only make your life easier in the long run.

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Select Good Pots And Pans.

According to Seinfeld, it's a smart idea to buy "good pots and pans that will last [and] won’t warp or scorch."

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In order to cook and eat both economically and healthfully, Jessica Seinfeld believes in keeping it simple.

By investing in just a few simple ingredients, you can emphasize quality over quantity. That way, you get more bang for your buck and can treat your body right while you're at it. Seinfeld explains, "I'd rather make organic chicken with high quality salt, pepper and olive oil than [try] an elaborate recipe that requires many ingredients I might not use again."

With this attitude in mind, Seinfeld provided us with some helpful hints on where to spend and where to save.

Check out the slideshow above for Jessica Seinfeld's tips on splurging and saving in the kitchen.

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