Savvy mother who feeds her family of four for just $ 50 per WEEK reveals her ingenious supermarket budget tips
- A mother reveals her top budget tips to save money on school lunches
- Jody Allen, from Gympie in Queensland, feeds her family of four for $ 50 a week
- Said purchasing and bulk preparation are the best ways to reduce your shopping bills
An economical mother who feeds her family of four for $ 50 a week has revealed her top budget tips to save money on school lunches.
Jody Allen, from Queensland, said that purchasing bulk, preparing meals, and cutting your own meat and cheese are some of the best ways to lower your shopping.
To start with, the mother of two told you to always do that map the eating preferences of your family and write a shopping list.
Jody Allen (photo), from Queensland, said that purchasing bulk, preparing meals, and cutting your own meat and cheese are some of the best ways to lower your shopping.
The saving tips from Jody Allen
- Map your eating preferences
- Write a shopping list
- Note specials
- Buy in bulk
- Buy discount on discounted products
- Invest in reusable containers
- Shopping at points of sale
- Cut all your meat and cheese
- Prepare your family's weekly meals once a week
- Involve your children in the kitchen
& # 39; Take the time to properly identify what you intend to feed your children for lunch, & # 39; she said on her blog Stay home mom.
& # 39; What you are looking for is the ultimate in effective shopping. You do not want to buy spare parts that can be wasted, but you also have to find a balance between the food intake of your children. & # 39;
By paying attention to special offers, Jody said that you could now stock up on your kids' favorite pre-packaged snacks so you don't have to spend more later.
Jody said that school lunches should not only mean sandwiches.
& # 39; Start thinking outside the box with ideas such as rice and bean burritos, finger foods, or even leftovers from last night's dinners, & # 39; she said.
To begin with, the mother of two said you should always chart your family's eating preferences
She also suggested buying meat and cheese in larger portions – and cutting them at home herself.
& # 39; A block of cheddar will ultimately be much cheaper than sliced cheese, and the same applies to many meats such as ham and chicken. It only takes a few extra minutes and it is definitely worth trying, & Jody said.
If you live near an outlet that offers discounts for large quantities, Jody said bulk shopping is the cheapest option for the family.
She said you can buy raw food for lunch boxes such as dried fruit, nuts and jerky.
She said investing in good quality reusable containers instead of using single-use containers, household foil and sandwich bags.
Jody said you should always make time on the weekend to prepare all your weekly meals for the family, so you can also save time (stock image)
Jody said you should always make time on the weekend to prepare all your weekly meals for the family, so you can save time too.
Another trick to prevent food wastage is to look at the & # 39; back of your refrigerator, pantry and freezer to see what's there & # 39; to make a tasting menu for the children.
& # 39; Use what you find, whether it is savory cookies, frozen meats, vegetables or canned fruit, make a tasting menu with only a small amount of each thing.
& # 39; In some respects, this is more suitable for children because it is more in line with how they eat and is suitable for shorter attention periods for food. & # 39;
Jodie said the best way to prevent your children from throwing away their unwanted lunches is to involve them in the kitchen.
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