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Alexandra Nelson, who lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, spent the first four years of her son's life at home, which meant she was always able to prepare a delicious cooked meal for dinner
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An economical mother who found it difficult to prepare healthy meals every night after work revealed that she only spends $ 116 every two weeks on groceries by preparing meals.

Alexandra Nelson, who lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, spent the first four years of her son's life at home, which meant that she was always able to prepare a delicious cooked meal for dinner.

But when she returned to the staff, she had to come up with a time-saving solution for preparing dinner.

Alexandra Nelson, who lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, spent the first four years of her son's life at home, which meant she was always able to prepare a delicious cooked meal for dinner

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Alexandra Nelson, who lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland, spent the first four years of her son's life at home, which meant she was always able to prepare a delicious cooked meal for dinner

"Seven months ago I returned to work and was so tired by the time I got home that I didn't feel like cooking," the 32-year-old told FEMAIL

& # 39; Seven months ago I returned to work and was so tired by the time I got home that I didn't feel like cooking, & # 39; the 32-year-old told FEMAIL.

& # 39; I started to become very lazy with cooking, which in turn meant that the meals became unhealthy and more expensive for my partner and I. & # 39;

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So they decided to make a few meals in bulk and freeze them at the same time. Her boyfriend would use one type for lunch and they would eat another together.

So they decided to make a few meals in bulk and freeze them at the same time. Her boyfriend would use one type for lunch and they would eat another together

So they decided to make a few meals in bulk and freeze them at the same time. Her boyfriend would use one type for lunch and they would eat another together

So they decided to make a few meals in bulk and freeze them at the same time. Her boyfriend would use one type for lunch and they would eat another together

How does she prevent her vegetables from becoming moist?

I have learned to blanch vegetables used in the dishes only very quickly, because heating will only serve to continue cooking.

This applies to all types of carrots, broccoli, potatoes or tomato-based dishes.

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There was also a breakfast quiche for the mornings so they never wondered what to eat.

& # 39; We start by writing a plan of the things we feel like and which ingredients will fit into it & # 39 ;, she said.

These two weeks, with just $ 116, she put together curry sausages, zucchini slices, chicken korma, lasagna, carbonara and a stir-fry dish.

& # 39; We then go to the farmers' markets for our fruit and vegetables, we get them all in bulk and include them in the meals we make.

& # 39; We start by writing a plan of the things we feel like and which ingredients will fit in & # 39 ;, she said

& # 39; We start by writing a plan of the things we feel like and which ingredients will fit in & # 39 ;, she said

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& # 39; We start by writing a plan of the things we feel like and which ingredients will fit in & # 39 ;, she said

& # 39; We'll see what specials there are between Coles, Woolworths and our local butcher and get the meat we need on the spot with the cheapest prices, & # 39; she said

& # 39; We'll see what specials there are between Coles, Woolworths and our local butcher and get the meat we need on the spot with the cheapest prices, & # 39; she said

& # 39; We'll see what specials there are between Coles, Woolworths and our local butcher and get the meat we need on the spot with the cheapest prices, & # 39; she said

What was on the menu these two weeks?

These two weeks, with just $ 116 out of a $ 150 budget, Alexandra put together:

* Curry sausages

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* Zucchini slice

* Chicken Korma

* lasagna

* Carbonara

* beef stir-fry

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& # 39; We'll see what specials there are between Coles, Woolworths and our local butcher and get the meat we need at the place with the cheapest prices. & # 39;

Alexandra likes to mix things in the kitchen, but the family's favorites are generally stir-fries, curries and marinated chicken with broccoli, sweet beans and brown rice.

Every two weeks she aims for four or five different dinners with a breakfast option.

They set a budget of $ 150, but rarely reach it unless they buy new containers or cooking oils.

Her advice to those who may want to try is & # 39; just to try it & # 39;

Her advice to those who may want to try is & # 39; just to try it & # 39;

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Her advice to those who may want to try is & # 39; just to try it & # 39;

She and her boyfriend prepare their meal on Saturday evening after they have brought their son to bed.

& # 39; We have a few glasses of wine and a good conversation while we do it, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; This also leaves our afternoons free to concentrate and spend time with our son instead of being stuck in the kitchen every night.

& # 39; It takes us about five hours to prepare a giant cook, but it's worth the extra time we get every day. & # 39;

& # 39; It takes us about five hours to prepare a huge cook, but it's worth the extra time we get every day, & # 39; she said
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& # 39; It takes us about five hours to prepare a huge cook, but it's worth the extra time we get every day, & # 39; she said

& # 39; It takes us about five hours to prepare a huge cook, but it's worth the extra time we get every day, & # 39; she said

Her advice to those who may want to try it out is & # 39; just to try it & # 39 ;.

& # 39; I was never a fan of the thought of freezing meals, but by taking your choice out of the freezer the night before I never noticed a difference, & # 39; she said.

& # 39; I also learned to blanch vegetables used as an additional heater only very quickly and no one likes porridge. & # 39;

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She posted about her meal preparation on Facebook, much to the delight of other timeless parents, and it has motivated her to continue.

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