How To Save Money On Your Family Meals

Raising a family isn’t cheap and when it comes to money, there are a lot of expenditures that come out of the household funds every week. It’s important that you’re doing everything you can to help save money on family meals. When it comes to saving money, it’s all about how you approach the dishes you create and knowing the top tips needed to cut down the cost.

If you’re looking to save money on your family meals, then this guide should certainly help cut costs and help those who are limited in the budget they have available. After all, just because you may have a limited amount of funds for food, doesn’t mean it can’t taste delicious and be healthy for you.

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Prepare at least one meat-free meal per week

When it comes to saving money, one of the biggest expenditures that comes with your family meals is meat. Meat has clearly become a lot more expensive than it used to be and as a result, it can make up a significant portion of your meals. 

With that being said, why not give a meat-free meal or two a week, a go? It’s something that can be easily done and instead of using meat, you’ll simply swap it out for something more affordable. From tofu to vegetarian sausages, there are lots of choices nowadays to pick from. As an alternative to meat, you’ll be able to save yourself a lot of money.

Bulk cook your food

Bulk-cooking food is definitely something to consider, especially as it’s a good way to keep costs down. For example, you may want to make spareribs braised in saurerkraut, cooked in an instant pot

This is an easy recipe that can be done quickly and in bulk batches. Once you’ve cooked it all, put it in storage containers to cool down, note down the date, and then pop them in your freezer.

By doing this, you’re going to help save yourself a lot of money and time that comes with cooking a meal every evening. Don’t have enough time? Bulk-cooking all your meals for the week ahead is definitely worth doing.

Buy grocery-branded foods

Grocery-branded foods are really no different from the branded, premium versions. They are the same in content for the most part and you probably won’t spot or taste the difference if they were all placed on individual plates.

When shopping in-store, be on the lookout for any grocery’s own branded foods, rather than opting for the usual tins or food that is an extra couple of dollars more.

Look for discounts

Discounts are a budget-lovers dream and it’s something you’ll want to embrace when you’re looking to save money on family meals. Look out for the stickers that provide discounts and take advantage of anything cheap and cheerful that you could buy, cook and then freeze to extend its shelf life.

When you’re looking to save money on family meals, it only takes a little knowledge and know-how to find the solution!

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3 Responses to How To Save Money On Your Family Meals

  1. Julie Waldron says:

    These are some great tips! Our biggest issue is that we go our to eat way too much.

  2. Maria Egan says:

    These suggestions really do work to help save time and money. I have done them for years and simple to follow through on.

  3. Bea LaRocca says:

    Thank you for sharing these money-saving tips, given how expensive most groceries items have become lately, I am always looking for ways to save

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