Steph and Alex are back again! We discuss meal prep, cooking at home, snacking to prevent take out cravings, and tips and tricks to make the most out of the food you buy. Hope this inspires others to cook at home more to save money!

Key Takeaways

  1. Tracking your expenses, especially for food can be very eye-opening and help you gain perspective on how to better allocate your spending, and maybe inspire you to cook at home more so that you’re able to spend money on other things
  2. Costco (or any grocery store) rotisserie chickens are great value, so versatile, and last for so many meals! Definitely a good option if you’re in a pinch
  3. Meal prep kits are fun but on the pricey side – it’s recommended that you purchase with a coupon code, they’re so easy to find (links below for Hello Fresh and Good Food)
  4. Planning ahead saves you money, whether it’s having snacks on hand or planning your meals throughout the week

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Links

Toronto Life’s breakdown of Toronto‚Äôs best grocery delivery services

COVID-19 Online Food Activity Study

Steph on Instagram

Recipe Sites (and a link to the Big Mac Pizza recipe)

Minimalist Baker

Cookie + Kate

Budget Bytes

Basically by Bon Appetit

Big Mac Pizza

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Today Gloria is joined by her friends Stephanie and Alexandra. They discuss budgeting habits, how to save money while grocery shopping, and some tips and tricks to make the most out of the food you buy. Hope this inspires others to reduce food waste, price match, and shop local! Steph’s favourite non-hobby hobby is grocery shopping, so you know that she has the best tips.

Ten tips to save you money while grocery shopping:

  1. Go in with a list – know what you need to get and stick to the list
  2. Take stock of what you already have to make sure you don’t buy the same thing you already have
  3. Price match! Download an app like Reebee or Flipp to see flyers, and shop at a grocery store that price match
  4. Instead of ordering in, pick something up from the grocery store to supplement what you already have and cook a fun meal at home – it makes you more excited to cook at home
  5. If there’s a farmer’s market in your area, go late in the day for discounts
  6. To reduce food waste, prep and freeze produce you’re not going to use so it’s ready for use in the future. Listen to the pod to find out what you can freeze – you might be surprised!
  7. Use Flashfood to reduce food waste and buy reduced items
  8. Buy house brand/generic brand instead of brand name
  9. Don’t shop while hungry!!
  10. Keep herbs in water (and switch water out each day) to increase shelf life

Links
Steph on Instagram

Flashfood

Reebee  

Flipp

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Referrals
Sign up for no-fee banking with Tangerine or EQ using my referral code!

Tangerine – new accounts get 2.5% interest (first 5 months), use my Orange key: 40411403S1
https://tangerine.ca

EQ Bank – all accounts get 1.5% interest:
https://join.eqbank.ca?code=GLORIA1867

Thanks so much for tuning in!