Cook once eat twice (or 3 or 4 times) - Depends how big you cook right? I rarely cook a dinner that won’t last 2 meals. I enjoy cooking but I enjoy having extra time in my day much more. The slow cooker is your best friend in this scenario and perfect as we head into the colder months down here in the Southern Hemisphere. Think soups, stews and curries.
Packaged snacks and treats are your friend - I always say handmade is great but sanity is better. Have a box of bars in the cupboard for when you need or simply want a treat and don’t feel like getting the food processor out. You don’t have to give up chocolate to stay healthy.
Prepare lunchboxes and breakfast the night before - I’m an early riser but I still don’t like the pressure of having to prepare a lunchbox in the morning when there is time-pressure, grumpy toddlers screaming for breakfast and myself to get ready for the day. Overnight oats are honestly the easiest thing you’ll ever prepare.
Bonus tip: if you have kids who aren’t going to care/school, prepare a lunchbox for them too!
The great thing about all 3 of these tips is they will all save you money. Whether that’s buying cheaper cuts of meat for the slow cooker or avoiding eating out because you have lunchboxes prepared. Winning!
Give them a try and tell me what you think and please share any of your winning time-saving tips.