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Cut Costs with Meal Prepping

10 Apr 2018

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Meal prepping isn’t just for bodybuilders, you know! It’s also a great way to stay on top of your grocery bill and spend less time in the kitchen.

Here’s how you can save time and money by pre-organising your weekly meals.

Buy in Bulk

Stocking up on groceries in bulk saves money, as stores like Costco and other warehouses lower the price of each individual unit when you buy in large quantities. Purchase your ingredients in bulk to see your grocery bill shrink.

Cooking and freezing your meals in bulk will ensure you use your groceries before they go out of date. This will also save you time prepping and cooking meals every day, giving you the convenience of ready-made meals you can simply grab and reheat.

Make Recipes from Sale Items

Another great way to save money with meal prepping is to keep an eye on grocery specials, and determine your weekly meals by what’s on sale.

Basing your recipes around discounted ingredients will keep your grocery bill down, especially when buying in bulk. And if you can find a few recipes that use the same ingredients (e.g. burritos and spaghetti bolognaise both call for mince, onion, and tomatoes), you won’t get bored.

Use Everything

Think twice before you toss those vegetable scraps and meat bones! You can make the most of all your ingredients and reduce waste by using leftovers to create tasty stocks and sauces.

That’s one less thing to put on your grocery list!

Invest in Quality Food Containers

Sure, that $2 pack of flimsy takeaway containers may seem like a bargain, but if you’re throwing them away after each use and replacing them every week, the cost can add up.

Opt for sturdy, quality containers you can reuse to save money in the long-run.

Need some meal inspiration? Check out these fast and easy lunches that you can cook in bulk and enjoy for the rest of the week!