Christmas Day meal prep

Christmas is quite a big event in our home, as I’m sure it is for most people! Besides the giving of presents, we love spending lots of time together. Really this is the best part of Christmas for me. On Christmas Day I want to be able to enjoy time with my family. I’m sure you do too! I try to help make the day go a little smoother by preparing a selection of our Christmas meal accompaniments in advance. This is my Christmas Day meal prep guide and I hope you can use it to help you get organised for the big day!

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Review: Reduce Your Food Spend Course (AD)

AD. Regular readers will know that I am a HUGE fan of meal planning. I find that it helps me stay in control of what we eat, keeps us healthier, saves us money and also avoids stress during the busy ‘witching hour’ when our daughter is being high maintenance. Meal planning since having my daughter has become more important, so much so that I actually share my meal plans weekly. This helps me to stay accountable and just makes life a lot easier for me. Today I want to talk to you about the Reduce Your Food Spend course, which is designed to help you learn everything you need to know to meal plan effectively.

Reduce Your Food Spend Course Review

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Meal planning tips

I don’t always meal plan, but when I do I like to go all out. Meal planning is a fantastic way to save time, money and effort. Best of all you get the smug satisfaction of having a meal on hand anytime.

Ask your family what they like to eat

By allowing your family to have input in your decision you can cut down on waste. Everyone has a favourite meal, or two, and involving them is part of the fun. This will also help you avoid having to cook more than one meal for fussy eaters.

My meal planning tips

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£100 grocery challenge – We’re living on £100 for a month!

We are a family of 3, including a 6 month old baby. This means that we are spending quite a lot of money on groceries these days. This is partly because of being short on time/sleep/effort and partly just not shopping as smartly as we could. I’m going to be aiming to complete a £100 grocery challenge this month to help clear down the fridge/freezer and make some space in our large food cupboard.

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