10 thrifty ways to spend less on food and fuel
1. Buy in bulk
Buy in larger quantities and they’re significantly cheaper per gram.
2. Invest in energy-saving gadgets
Pressure cookers and air fryers might be pricey up front, but they pay you back in reduced energy bills
Opt for no-cook meals
Using the oven and hob eats up fuel, so while the weather’s warm plan to make perhaps two meals a week without heat
Use the whole vegetable
Don’t throw away the trimmings
5. Make soup!
Ramp up the flavour of on-the-turn veg by roasting them with seasoning and spice before whizzing into soup with veg stock
Prolong the life of herbs
Larger packets are less £ per gram, but they need careful storing
Put a lid on it
When bringing water to the boil on the hob, cover the pan as it significantly reduces the heating-up time
8. Make friends with your freezer
Freezers are the way forward for making your shopping cost-effective
Tackle food waste
Employ your freezer to prolong the life of surplus food, too.
Embrace your microwave
It costs less per kWh to reheat leftovers in the microwave than in the oven
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