Having a list of tips is always a good thing, but a list that saves you serious money is just genius! So here is my top 7 thrifty kitchen tips to keep your food & money for longer! – Win!
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#1 Storing veg for stock
Keeping veggie scraps in a bag in the freezer till you have enough & boil with some chicken/meat bones, herbs & spices makes a lovely home made stock with #nonasties & not full of copious amounts of salt!
#2 Pickle & Jar
Don’t let that extra fruit or veg go bad, get them into a jar & save them If you know you won’t get to eating all your veggies before they go bad, just pickle or jam them man! 😀
#3 Follow some money saving food blogs (like this one for instance)
There’s plenty online & you can even join a thrifty eat well community like Good Cheap Eats to get some inexpensive recipes pronto!
#4 Cut it cheaper!
Buying cheaper cuts of meat doesn’t have to be tough (see what I did there?) 😛 Just pop them into your pressure cooker or slow cooker …. it might take a bit longer, but it’s equally tasty & at a fraction of the price! Ribeye steak, T-bone steak, and a filet are among the most expensive cuts of meat, but you can still have a delicious meal using somewhat tougher, much less expensive cuts. Using a crockpot or pressure cooker is a great and easy way to tenderise & add flavor. The electric versions cook in a fraction of the time as a stove top one, so it’s worth investing!
#5 Meal plan & DIY frozen dinners
Planning ahead will have you saving tons of cash! Find out how to get from Cooker To Plate On Fleek Also you can have complete nights with little to no cooking if you pack & freeze ahead! See my Meal Planning guide Here Stock your freezer with DIY frozen meals for those nights when you really don’t want to cook! – Which in my case, is most nights!
#6 Invest in a food saver
It pays off in the long run if you invest in something that will save you a TON of money in the future. In most homes, a lot of money is lost mainly due to food waste. Getting a vacuum sealer means that you can buy items you use a lot in bulk, vacuum seal them, and freeze them for months to come – win!
#7 The Spiralizer is your friend!
Buying food that’s already been turned into a noodle is a big waste of money. Instead, invest in a spiralizer (they are relatively cheap) & noodle whole fruits and veggies as often as you wish without the added cost. Then check out this amazing quick & easy Zucchini Noodles Recipe
Can you add anything to my thrifty list to save even more money? If so I’d love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below & don’t forget to share!!