Cooking at home can be an obvious choice for anyone tightening up their budget.
But if you're not careful, you may find yourself cooking and eating the same dish every night.
This is where buying versatile ingredients can be a lifesaver.
That is why whole chickens should be on the top of every budgeter's grocery list, according to celebrity chef Guy Fieri.
The protein is easy to cook, offers plenty of variety and everything you don't eat can be used to make a stock for later, said Fieri.
Check out this video to learn about the other protein and a vegetable that Fieri keeps in his kitchen if he's planning to cook at home.
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