Whether you have a new budget or you are looking for ways to save more money, the kitchen is a great place to start. Based on the way that supermarkets are set up, and advertisements, we are often driven to buy more expensive food over cheaper alternatives. If you are committed to cooking more efficiently, then you probably already know that eating at home, rather than at a restaurant saves money. You can save more money without making sacrifices on quality or taste by making these changes. Read more to find out how to save money on cooking. (more…)
Here are our top 12 money saving tips. If you’ve got any other good money saving tips that we haven’t mentioned why not email us us and let us know.
1 Meal planning
Meal planning is the best way to reduce your grocery bill. Okay I would say that, but really it is. Our meal plans are designed to eliminate waste, help you budget accurately, and help you work with recipes that don’t ask you to buy expensive ingredients when you don’t want to. (more…)
The rising cost of food can feel overwhelming, but with a bit of clever cooking shopping costs can be dramatically cut. The Good Food survey, to mark ‘Home Cooking Month’, found that supermarket ‘buy one get one free’ offers were the number one method of saving cash according to 2,236 readers. Cooking entirely from scratch was the second most popular tactic, while using the freezer was third and using leftovers was fourth. Other popular tips included planning ahead, growing your own veg and using cheaper cuts of meat.
I was raised in a house where money was extremely tight and plenty of times, my mother recalls running out of housekeeping cash halfway through the month.
The upshot was that she became (and still is) a brilliant budget cook, and with rising food costs, I am so grateful to have learned to cook with her.
Brits are notorious for their comfort food and we love to stock up on cheap, nutritious carbs, so all you need is some inexpensive ways of serving the meat and veg.
Here are a few ideas to make your housekeeping rand go a bit further this winter. (more…)
How to get delicious budget-friendly meals on the table.
Once you’ve made your plan and gone shopping, it’s time to roll up your sleeves in the kitchen. Get familiar with the best cooking techniques for inexpensive ingredients. Be prepared with clever ways to use leftovers or foods that are a bit past their prime. And, of course, know how to properly store leftovers and extra ingredients to avoid waste. Here are some tips to help you in the kitchen. (more…)
Cook at Home. To save the most, cut back on ordering in or going out to eat.
Tip on saving money on milk. If you find you are going through a lot of milk in cooking and baking, try and substitute powdered milk where you can. I use it in muffins, cakes, pancakes, etc. and I find no taste difference. (more…)