- Plan meals so that you have leftovers for lunch the next day – or freeze leftovers for a quick meal another day
- Package your own treats, juices and snacks – buy the large package and box of baggies and make your own individually wrapped packages to grab on the run
- Buy less canned and packaged convenience foods – also shred your own lettuce and cheese (cheeses often freeze well too!)
- Clean out your fridge and cupboards once a month – use up what you bought
- Organize your food storage cupboards and drawers – if you don’t know what you have or can’t find what you bought, you’ll end up buying more of the same unnecessarily
- If you stock up, watch expiry dates and package the food to preserve it as long as needed
- If you buy large packages or meat, pre–cook or marinate it and then freeze it to speed up meal times – if you know you’ve got food ready at home, it’s less tempting to eat out
- Spend some time once a week washing and/or cutting up fruit and vegetables – this will speed up dinner and lunch preparations and provide healthy snacks that are ready to go
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