This is part of a series of posts for our Save $1,000 in September campaign, where we show you how to be $1,000 richer in just 30 days.
Potential Savings: $50-$200+/month
Cook Your Meals At Home
Yesterday we talked about creating a shopping list by planning your meals for the week.
The example list given in that post contained meals that were easily cook at home in a short time (well, okay, maybe the vegetable lasagna would take you a little bit of time, but it would be worth it!)
There is a reason why I listed meals that you can easily cook yourself – they will save you money!
Today is all about cooking at home. And it doesn’t need to be difficult.
Cooking from Home is Easy
When you think cooking from home do you think cooking shows making crazy difficult meals to impress the judges or up-themselves cooks who have been doing it for the last 20 years and make it look easy?
The truth is, you are just cooking for yourself and your loved ones. No-one will judge you (okay, maybe your partner will) and no-one is telling you to make world-class cuisine.
You just need to cook simply healthy meals.
With that in mind you need to find recipes that are both healthy and easy to cook. And thanks to the internet you don’t even have to buy a cookbook!
What To Cook
Below are a list of cooking websites that you can use to access thousands of recipes, all rated and reviewed by ordinary people like you:
Your Kitchen Set Up
Are you new to this cooking from home? If so, you will need a few things to get you started (but don’t worry, you can get away without buying fancy kitchen gadgets):
- Large non-stick fry pan
- Wooden spoon
- Rubber spatula
- Vegetable peeler
- Sharp knife
- Wooden cutting board
- Mixing bowl
- Measuring cups & spoons
- Oven tray
Did I miss anything? Comment below.
What To Do
Simply combine this with yesterday’s tip and you have a recipe for saving a lot of money.
Oh, and get cooking!
Do you have home-cooked meals? Or are takeaways draining your cash reserves?