In a down economy it’s important to cut costs wherever you can. We all need to make the most of our income. One way to gain extra funds every week is to be careful with your food budget. Reducing the number of times you eat out and cutting back on convenience meals at the grocery is a great way to save. There is a simple way to make this happen – a way that will save you both time and money. You can slash your grocery budget by making freezer meals.
Freezer meals are meals you can make ahead and store in the freezer. These meals are easy to prepare in advance and make cooking dinner a pleasure each and every night.
One way to get started is to simply make a double batch of the meal you are making tonight for supper. Store the second recipe in a freezer container, mark it and put it in the freezer. For every night you cook you get a night “off”. This method will save you money because it gives you more options on a busy night. If you have a busy night, you know you have a meal waiting to be warmed up and you won’t have to make a trip through the drive thru out of desperation.
If you’re really interested in slashing your grocery budget, consider setting aside a day (or an afternoon) and cooking meals that will last you for weeks. By using just one day off, you can make 30 freezer meals or more to have on hand. Sometimes referred to as once a month cooking, this will save you money and tons of time. Just think how nice it would be to know you have a month’s worth of meals in the freezer!
Planning your meals and cooking ahead is a great way to cut back on your food budget. Having meals made ahead is also a great stress reliever. What are you waiting for?!
Want to get started with stocking your freezer with freezer meals? A step-by-step guide will make it easy for you. A guide gives you plans, lists and recipes to help you get your freezer stocked. When you get your guide, all you will have to do is follow the plan.
Ready to get started? You can get your freezer meal guide by visiting here: Freezer Meals 101
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