5. Cook large portions
Batch cooking is a great way to tick both the healthy eating and money saving boxes. It involves cooking up large portions of your favourite meals, boxing them up into portions and either freezing them for another time, or keeping them in the fridge for later that week.
Doing so will mean that you’ll know exactly what you’re eating, and the ingredients and level of seasoning are all down to you (perfect if you’re also being mindful of calories). You’ll also be saving money by buying the ingredients to cook yourself, rather than relying on expensive, nutrient-poor, calorie-rich, shop-made dishes.
Curries, mince, pasta sauces and soups are all ideal for batch cooking and freezing. Take batches out of the freezer in the morning, leave them on the kitchen worktop and that evening, reheat them until piping hot.
Batch cooking will help you ensure that you always have a supply of homecooked, healthy food, easily to hand to feed you and your family on a budget.