Sascha Farley is a busy mum of four from Sydney, and like most of us, she is experiencing first-hand the effects of the increased cost of living. She shares with us her fool-proof budget hacks to help you save money while feeding your family healthy meals and snacks.
With a large family, Sascha has always focused on getting a great deal, but like most of us, she needs to get serious about finding ‘creative’ ways to save more money, and it starts with the weekly grocery shop.
“I’ve always been good at budgeting, but now with the cost of everything going up around us, I really need to ramp up all the budget hacks and tips I’ve learnt to save more!!” Sascha says.
You can also watch The Morning Show on Seven segment with Sascha here.
First up, you need to plan. Sascha loves to plan and is super committed to sticking to it! Her most valuable hack is to kick off her grocery shop with a scan of what’s left in her pantry and fridge to see what she has on hand, and then she checks the supermarket catalogue to find out what’s on special. She then plans her family meals using The Healthy Mummy app and uses the convenient shopping list it creates based on her weekly meal plan.
With a plan and the ‘commitment to the plan,’ these simple hacks will help you save at least $50 per week (for a family of six).
Check out these 5 no-cook chicken recipes that are good for the family budget.
Sascha chose chicken mince as a great value protein that was on Special and made several dishes that her family love using the chicken mince in different ways.. She’s aware that chicken is cheaper at the moment i.e. it’s 40% cheaper than lean beef mince!
“I do like to get my kids to try new things but to be honest, I tend to stick to what they like so I know they are eating nutritious food and meal times aren’t a struggle.”
Save money by avoiding food waste with these tips on how to properly store your fruits and veggies.
Check out these delicious and healthy recipes that you can use chicken mince in to save some money:
Easy Fried Rice – 6 serves
Sascha has applied all of the hacks and tips she has acquired over the years to spend less than $200 on a grocery shop to prepare 42 nutritious meals and 64 healthy snacks from The Healthy Mummy app.