We have recently started bulk buying some products on Amazon and it has made meal-planning a seamless process.
Meal planning is a really useful tool when you are a parent. It helps give the week some structure as well as reducing stress levels. By planning your meals ahead of time you can save considerable amounts of money and time. These are valuable commodities when you are raising a family.
A really effective meal plan involves some kind of inventory in the kitchen. Working with what you have makes sense and prevents you from over-spending. For this reason it is a really good place to start. Having an organized pantry and kitchen makes this a much easier task. The idea is to be able to see what you have at a glance so that you can build your meal plan around those items.
We have recently started bulk buying some food products on Amazon and it has made meal-planning a seamless process.
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Herbs And Spices
Herbs and spices are key when it comes to making delicious food. They allow you to keep family food healthy and tasty at the same time. It is very frustrating when you realize that you have run out of a basic herb or spice in the middle of a recipe. For this reason we bulk buy our herbs and spices.
Packages like this one from Amazon are brilliant.
We can never have enough chopped tomatoes. We use them in soups, stews, curries and sauces. We have been bulk buying them in recent months and it means we always have the basis of a healthy meal.
There are a number of options on Amazon.
We love to do some baking as a rainy day activity. Children just love to get messy in the kitchen. In particular we really enjoy making something special for the birthday of a friend or loved one. We like to stock up on baking supplies such as good quality food colouring to make sure that we don't run out.
Oats are a daily occurrence in our house. If we are not having porridge for breakfast we are making oaty pancakes or granola in the microwave (yes, it's a thing). Bulk buying porridge oats makes sense so we never run out. We by this 5 KG bag from Amazon.
Nuts And Seeds
As part of a healthy family diet we try to include nuts as seeds as often as possible. We add cashew nuts to curries and seeds to bowls of porridge. Nuts are a great way to add protein to a salad or to enjoy as a healthy snack. We bulk buy nuts and seeds from Amazon.
All of that meal planning and cooking is tiring work. Running out of coffee is just not a risk we want to take. We bulk buy coffee pods and like to try new flavours by going for a variety pack like this one from Amazon. There is something exciting about a coffee delivery arriving at your front door.