It all adds up

Whether we opt for homemade or ready meals, we still throw away over 1.5 million meals every day! Despite the cost and effort that has gone into producing them, meals that don’t make it to the table are one of the top five most wasted foods from your home. This could end up costing us a staggering £2.1 billion a year collectively – that’s £60 you could be better off every month.

A great way to save money is to consider cooking in batches. Cooking once and eating twice saves energy, time and money and ensures that you’ll always have a hearty meal at your fingertips. We’ve found some great frozen food recipe ideas on how to make the most of your freezer and your time, as well as the food you buy. Why not fill the freezer with cost cutting homemade or pre-prepared ready meals? When opening a bag of frozen peas or sweetcorn, try doubling up and make enough food for two meals so you save without even having to think about it. You can freeze half for another time – ensuring you have a hearty dinner ready for when you’re in a rush. The meals you make will keep in the freezer for up to six months.

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