British are dining out more than they have ever done before. Although it is impossible to avoid the hassles of shopping for vegetables, cleaning and chopping, trust us – the costs do accrue – considering the restaurant price that inflates by 300% over time.
Dining out which is usually much costlier than cooking at home, accounts for approximately 45% of yearly food expenses for the average English family. In 2018, the British spent more at restaurants and bars than they have ever done on groceries.
Well, we understand that it won’t be possible for you to cut the dine-out completely, however, if you could manage just how many times you ‘feel the urge’ to eat out – you will save a whole lot. Cooking at home is undoubtedly one of the biggest tasks, especially for those who are living away from home for a 9-to-5 job. But again, when you calculate how much you have spent on restaurant foods, then you may like to consider cooking at home.
Here’s a little trick for you –
Plan your weekly meal on the weekends
Yum Crust recommends shopping for vegetables and all other edible items on weekends, followed by charting out a feasible and healthy meal plan for the week. You can also choose to add some extra sides and simple ingredients, and still save more than your restaurant bill.
Omissions and substitutions will go a long way, too, if you can stick with specific recipes that are healthy as well as flavoursome. Choose your ingredients wisely and plan your recipes with health in mind. A time may come when you may start feeling bored with the same set of ingredients and shuffles of recipes with no new ingredients. Yum Crust recommends changing of ingredients every week along with your recipes. This won’t let you go off the diet plan and also save the pockets.
You can afford to organise your kitchen, can’t you? It is a pure gold mine
English families throw out 25% of their foods and drinks they purchase. This costs the average family up to $2,500 yearly. If you now organise your kitchen, it’d be a practical approach to reduce the wastage rate, thus save money. Trash the expired items and give away what you won’t use. Get containers and packages for easy stocking, visibility and access, so when you never have to pull back whenever you feel like cooking.
There are, definitely, several other ways of organising your kitchen. Yum Crust recommends using accommodating containers for making the most out of the kitchen space. Choose the clear containers because they will display the items inside for more efficient and timely use of them.
Don’t waste your money on fancy items. Buy only, what you will eat
A particular recipe or food item can never be declared ‘the best,’ because choice and taste vary from mouth to mouth. However, there’re certain common temptations that people can hardly avoid, such as fries, burgers, tacos and the like. Well, our advice is – never spend your money on the fancy recipes you may or may not try in months. If you’re planning on to stock up on ingredients for weekend-specials, we’d suggest buying them when you’re 100% sure of making them.
By planning your meal for the week, you can surely avoid eating out and squandering your hard-earned money.