Cost Saving Hacks

Check out these hacks to get the most from your food supplies each week.

Keep coffee in an airtight container 

With barista coffee lassed as a non-essential service, many of us are making our coffees at home. To make your coffee taste better for longer, store it in an airtight container and out of direct light.

Use your ice cube tray to freeze more than just water 

Do you have leftover broth that will go off sitting in our fridge? Freeze it in an ice cube tray to use later. Herbs that are starting to wilt can be frozen in oil to use as a base for cooking. Past their prime leafy greens such as kale and spinach can be blitzed up and frozen to be added to smoothies. The ideas are limitless with this one. 

Store leftover canned food in containers

If you’ve used only used half of your canned pineapple, or tuna still left for your sandwich tomorrow, store it in a plastic container rather than in the tin. This helps keep it tasting fresh when you eat it later.

Freeze bread by the slice

Unless you are eating an entire loaf of bread in a day, it starts to go stale quickly. Try freezing the bread in smaller sections so that you only defrost what you would normally eat in a day. 

Check your fridge temperature

No matter how well you have stored your foods, your food will spoil quicker if your fridge temperature isn’t set correctly. Check the manual or manufacturer’s website to find the optimal temperature.

Store nut butters upside down 

By storing nut butters upside down, you can prevent oil separating and keep an even mix.