Times are tough. From food to fuel, a lot of South African homes are feeling the pinch of forever-rising prices. But you don’t have to compromise on the health of your family in order to put food on the table.
Here are easy hacks that will allow you to create delicious and healthy meals for your family, without breaking the bank.
1. Buy in bulk
Look out for deals on dried goods like Twinsaver Luxury Twin Ply (2 ply) toilet tissue, which can be bought in bulk. And while dried goods are naturally easier to store, don’t be scared to add fresh produce to the list. When frozen correctly, items such as milk and even chips can be kept for much longer!
2. Shop around
Before you buy your groceries for the month, look out for sales. Some supermarkets even have loyalty programmes that will give you cash back. Also, such as SnapnSave will actually pay you for shopping on their platforms!
3. Never shop hungry
We’ve all heard this before – probably because it’s true. Avoid impulse buys by having a light snack before visiting the store.
4. Buy generic items
Get more bang for your food buck by buying generic or non-branded pantry staples such as flour and sugar. However, with items such facial tissue, you might want to go for a trusted brand such as Twinsaver.
5. Make it yourself
Pre-prepared products may be convenient, but they cost a little more. Make your own salad and spend less. Spruce things up by getting the kids to help shred the lettuce!
6. Visit the store once a month
Avoid impulse buys by buying groceries once a month. Use the Twinsaver Meal Planner to plan your family’s meals for a week at a time.
7. Buy only what you need
Do an inventory before heading to the nearest supermarket. Planning saves pennies!
8. Leave young kids at home
It can be difficult to say no to a young child in public. Avoid the situation and stick to the list by getting a babysitter so you can go grocery shopping alone.
9. Use what you have
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