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Wife’s simple ‘no waste’ dinner system that saves her time and valuable money

‘Meal plan queen’ shares the clever ‘no waste’ dinner system that saves her time and money on groceries every week

  • A Queensland woman has shared her no waste dinner and meal plan idea online
  • Each fortnight she cleans out the fridge and preps a meal based on leftovers
  • The technique makes it easier for her to delegate cooking to her husband
  • Plenty of parents and couples praised the idea and recipe cards she made 

A woman has invented a clever ‘no waste’ dinner system to save money and time in the kitchen, and it even reduces food waste in the long term.

The Queensland-based ‘meal plan queen’ shared her routine on Facebook, inspiring a host of other Australians to adopt her simple strategy.

‘Each fortnight I clean out the fridge and meal plan based on what I have that needs eating,’ she said. 

‘I put what groceries I need for each meal into a container. It makes the busy week so much easier and reduces food waste. 

The Queensland-based ‘meal plan queen’ shared her routine on Facebook, inspiring a host of other Australians to adopt her simple strategy

‘It also makes it much easier to delegate cooking to the husband.’

In photos she uploaded to the thread the dedicated wife had written small recipe cards to be included in the containers, explaining how to combine the ingredients.

She had chosen baked potatoes with stuffed chilli, vegetable curry, leftover tomato pasta and sweetcorn fritters for the week ahead.

For the baked potato recipe she need only bake the potatoes at 180 degrees for 40 minutes, scoop out the insides into a bowl, mix the insides with chilli and cheese, put that mixture into the potato shells and top with cream cheese. 

For the baked potato recipe she need only bake the potatoes at 180 degrees for 40 minutes, scoop out the insides into a bowl, mix the insides with chilli and cheese, put that mixture into the potato shells and top with cream cheese (pictured)

For the baked potato recipe she need only bake the potatoes at 180 degrees for 40 minutes, scoop out the insides into a bowl, mix the insides with chilli and cheese, put that mixture into the potato shells and top with cream cheese (pictured)

Her idea was an instant success online and had plenty of positive feedback from her peers.

‘I love this. So many times I’ve come home to cook and someone has eaten one of the required ingredients,’ one man said. 

‘That is brilliant. Love it and am going to implement ASAP. Thank you,’ a woman said.

The Aussie food organiser said she tries to pre-plan five dinner meals for the week (stock image)

The Aussie food organiser said she tries to pre-plan five dinner meals for the week (stock image)

A third added: ‘This is much like a homemade Hello Fresh, I love it’.

The Aussie food organiser said she tries to pre-plan five dinner meals for the week. 

‘Getting sizable containers that efficiently use the space helps. Some dinners have less bulky ingredients than others. I try to keep them all to one shelf,’ she said.   

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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