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BrIllIant Budget Meals

Eating tasty food doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. Get stuck into some of our favourite budget recipes and discover our top tips for adding excitement to dinner time that won’t cost a fortune. Whether you’re looking for family meal ideas on a budget or a go-to meal for one in a pinch, take your pick from these cost-effective recipes.

Money-SavIng TIps On Food Shopping

When it comes to reducing your spending, the last things you want to cut out are taste and nutrition. Here are a few ways to make your money go that little bit further when it’s time to go grocery shopping.

1. Put time into planning ahead

Put time into planning ahead 

Prepping a few meals ahead makes it much easier to shop for what you need. Not only does it cut down on wastage, it also lets you concentrate on finding the best possible products or potential price reductions rather than worrying about meal inspiration while shopping.

2. Write a shopping list

Write a shopping list 

Writing a list means making a time investment at the planning stage for a big saving when you’re shopping. Make a note of ingredients for your chosen recipes and look for crossovers between them to save further, whether it’s cuts of meat that can be cooked once and used again the next day or things that perish quickly once opened, like sour cream.

3. Buy In bulk when you can

Buy in bulk when you can 

Buying in bulk is nearly always cheaper than picking up little bits at a time, however, it can mean paying out a little more in one go. Choose one or two items to buy in bulk (rice, tinned tomatoes, etc.) on each shopping trip so you can offset the cost and save in the long run. But, always ensure you only take what you need so there’s enough for everyone.