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Health Katie Lolas reveals how to save at the supermarket: How to meal prep

19:01  31 july  2022
19:01  31 july  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Organisation queen Katie Lolas has shared her top tips for planning and preparing meals ahead of time to save money on grocery bills and reveals the biggest meal prep mistake people make.

With inflation driving up the price of groceries, the Sydney mum said nailing meal prep can be the key to driving grocery bills down.

She said to plan meals ahead of time, create an organised list of shopping items to stick to at the supermarket, start slow as to not overwhelm yourself, and lock in a time to cook during your weekly routine and stick to it no matter what.

Speaking to FEMAIL Katie shared her tips on how she keeps her grocery budget between just $100 and $120 for her family of three.

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Sydney mum and teacher Katie Lolas, who feeds her family of three for $120 a week, has revealed her six tips for staying organised to save big at on your weekly grocery bill  © Provided by Daily Mail Sydney mum and teacher Katie Lolas, who feeds her family of three for $120 a week, has revealed her six tips for staying organised to save big at on your weekly grocery bill

1. ORGANISE YOU SHOPPING LIST BY AISLE - AND ALLOW THREE SPLURGE ITEMS

To save money at the the supermarket, the 36-year old teacher said to create an organised list to stick to.

'Instead of walking into a store and grabbing items you 'think' you need or crave in the moment, let me help you get organised and focus on the items you actually need – I call this 'focused grocery shopping',' she told FEMAIL.

'When you practice focused grocery shopping, you will find that you save money, stick to your meal plan, create less food waste and purchase healthier food.'

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To save money at the the supermarket, Katie said to create an organised list to stick to and only let yourself buy three unplanned items each shop © Provided by Daily Mail To save money at the the supermarket, Katie said to create an organised list to stick to and only let yourself buy three unplanned items each shop

Katie's five must-have grocery staples

1. Rolled oats

2. Pasta

3. Rice

4. Canned beans

5. Mixed nuts

They are all great ingredients that can be used across a range of recipes, so you never get caught out with nothing to cook!

She said to organise your shopping list for a speedy grocery store visit in two ways - by aisle or section and how you normally walk around the store.

'When I walk into my local Woolies, I typically walk around in this order: fresh produce, meats, dairy, canned etc and that's how I organise my list,' she said.

'This ensures I never miss an item and I'm in and out in less than 20 minutes.'

Katie said to stick to your list making sure to check off every item and only allow yourself to purchase just three things that aren't on your plan that you're either curious to try or you enjoy but don't necessarily need.

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'Also go for home brands! Especially for staple items,' she said.

'There's never going to be enough of a taste or quality difference of staple items to warrant the price hike, so always go to the unbranded option.'

2. DON'T START OUT PREPPING ALL MEALS FOR THE WEEK

Katie said meal prepping is supposed to make your life easier, not be a daunting task so avoid trying to prepare every single breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack for the entire week.

'The number one mistake I see people making when they decide to start meal prepping is taking on too much at once rather than starting slow,' she said.


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'Contrary to popular belief, meal prepping doesn't mean prepping all of your meals and snacks for a week,' she said.

Katie said meal prepping is supposed to make your life easier, not overwhelm you so avoid trying to prepare every single breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack for the entire week © Provided by Daily Mail Katie said meal prepping is supposed to make your life easier, not overwhelm you so avoid trying to prepare every single breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack for the entire week

Katie recommended starting with the meals you struggle with the most during the week the most and focusing on them.

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'So, if you're someone that rushes around in the morning and doesn't have time to make a proper meal, consider preparing something you can take on the go like overnight oats, muffins or egg cups,' she said.

'If you're someone that finds themselves in the office ordering Uber Eats for lunch three times a week, consider prepping a salad or ingredients for a healthy sandwich or wrap.'

3. Lock in a time and stick to it

Katie said to start slow, lock in a time you plan to cook and stick to it as you're more likely to commit to task and integrate it into your weekly routine.

'If you're new to meal prepping, set yourself a time limit and once that time is up, walk away from the kitchen. If that means you only prep one recipe, that's still one meal you have covered that week,' she said.

'Eventually, you'll become more efficient in the kitchen within your allocated time frame. It always helps to remember as well that prepping meals now will save you time in the long run.'

'If you're new to meal prepping, set a time limit and once that time is up, walk away from the kitchen. If that means you only prep one recipe, that's still one meal you have for the week,' she said © Provided by Daily Mail 'If you're new to meal prepping, set a time limit and once that time is up, walk away from the kitchen. If that means you only prep one recipe, that's still one meal you have for the week,' she said

4. PLAN SO YOU WON'T BE TEMPTED BY TAKEAWAY

Katie said the most effective way to keep your food budget in check is to plan, prepare and portion meals ahead of time.

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'You won't need to reach for quick and processed options as you will have healthy ones ready to eat,' she said.

She said meal prepping and planning will save you money as you won't be tempted to go out or order take away.

'It's better value for money. With the money you spend on one meal out, you can purchase ingredients that will stretch over multiple meals!'

Katie's top five tips for keeping food fresher for longer

1. Store your pre-cut veggie sticks with water in the bottom of the container, and swish the water around every couple of days to keep your veggies crisp and crunchy.

2. Wash berries in water vinegar and pat try to kill bacteria and preserve for double the time.

3. Always use airtight containers to seal in food freshness!

4. Store dressing separate from your salads until you're ready to eat. It's the dressing that makes your salad soggy.

5. Add a square of paper towel to your salad to absorb any moisture and keep your greens crunchy and delicious.

5. START WITH BIG MEALS AND CLEAN AS YOU GO

'Staying organised as you meal prep will make the whole process easier. I always start cooking with whatever takes the longest and have a few things going at once,' she said.

Katie uses a cooktop where she can have three pots and pans cooking at once without feeling cluttered.

'I also say a clean space is a productive space, wipe down benches as you cook and if you are waiting for something to finish in the oven, take the time to do the dishes,' she said.

6. INVEST IN QUALITY KITCHEN BUYS

Katie also recommended investing in high-quality appliances, containers and equipment to save money in the long run and quickly reheat pre-prepared meals.

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'I love the quick heat-up features of my Westinghouse oven and cooktop, when I have limited time to prep, I know I won't have to wait that extra five minutes for my appliances to reach the right temperature,' she said.

'Additionally, the Quick Cook function is perfect for cooking frozen meals I've prepared. All I do is place the food in the oven straight from the freezer and heat it. Cooks quickly and evenly every time.'

Katie uses good quality meal prep containers like Sistema and Meal Prep Australia and for breakfast food she uses mason jars from Kmart or the Reject Shop.

She also swears by her Phillips XXL air fryer she often uses to quickly cook chicken, steak, meatballs, patties and pork chops.

RECIPE: Katie's maple tahini chickpeas with roast vegetables

They are all great ingredients that can be used across a range of recipes, so you never get caught out with nothing to cook!

Prep time: 30 minutes

Serves: Four

Ingredients

2/3 cup uncooked couscous

1 x 400g can of chickpeas drained

2 large carrots, peeled & chopped

1 red onion, chopped

4 cups broccolini, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

Salt & pepper

Tahini Dressing:

2 tbsp tahini

2 tbsp water

2 tsp maple syrup

2 tsp lemon juice

Method

Katie Lolas's maple tahini chickpeas with roast vegetables © Provided by Daily Mail Katie Lolas's maple tahini chickpeas with roast vegetables

1. Cook couscous on your Waccording to package directions. Set aside to cool. Pre-heat oven to 220°C.

2. Toss the chickpeas, carrots, onion, and broccolini in a large bowl with oil; season with salt and pepper and arrange on 1-2 baking sheets. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until veggies are soft.

3. While veggies and chickpeas are roasting, shake together the tahini dressing ingredients.

4. Divide the cooked couscous and carrots, broccolini, onion and chickpeas onto plates and drizzle with tahini dressing.

Storage: Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

To serve: Mix up everything and enjoy hot or cold.

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