Tips for L.W.O.L. Lupper

  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist and BONUS it makes clean up easier.
  • You can turn Meatloaf into Shepherd’s Pie just by adding more vegetables into the mix (such as corn, diced carrots and peas) and by putting mashed potatoes as a layer on top of the meatloaf!
  • If a recipe calls for stewing beef, you might be able to save money by buying a steak on sale and cutting it into cubes yourself.
  • You can save money by buying bone-in chicken thighs or chicken legs and cutting the bones out yourself.
  • Salmon can be expensive, but keep an eye out for sales.
  • You can buy packaged sandwich meat and a loaf of bread and make lunches for a week.
  • For dishes with rice, you can buy rice that comes with its own flavouring. This is often cheaper and will save you time!
  • Dry out your leftover bread and crush it to make your own bread crumbs and save money.
  • Fish has a high nutritional value. While salmon can be a little more expensive, you can also get trout and tilapia, which have great taste as well!
  • Wilted vegetables are not garbage! It can be easy to forget the bunch of spinach or peppers left hiding in the fridge. These vegetables are great and can be used as a broth or any dish that requires baking or sautéing. Just remember to cut away any parts that are rotting.
  • Utilize your freezer! You can make these recipes in full and store them in your freezer to be eaten on another date. This will save you time, effort, and money!
  • Certain vegetables such as corn and peas can be purchased frozen or canned, keep this in mind when shopping on a budget and use whichever is cheaper.