A mother has been praised by hundreds, after she shared her ‘super cheap and easy’ meal hack.
The Australian woman, called Peta, posted on Facebook, where she shared how she put together garlic loaf pizzas by using Woolworths’ $2.90 Garlic Loaf, salami, spinach, tomatoes and grated cheese.
‘I saw something similar on another page and thought: Why haven’t I done this before?’ Peta posted on Facebook.
Peta’s meal for two costs around $5 per person.
A mother has been praised by hundreds, after she shared her ‘super cheap and easy’ meal hack (her garlic loaf pizza pictured before cooking)
The Australian woman, called Peta, posted on Facebook, where she shared how she put together garlic loaf pizzas by using Woolworths’ $2.90 Garlic Loaf and toppings (pictured)
To make the simple dish, all you need to do is bake the garlic loaves with whatever topping you fancy in the oven for between 12 and 15 minutes.
Then, serve with vegetables or a side salad.
Hundreds who saw the post were quick to say they couldn’t wait to try the meal for themselves, and it is the ‘best budget meal hack of 2020’.
‘This is an absolutely awesome idea,’ one commenter posted.
‘I make something similar using a fresh Turkish bread loaf from Coles or Woolies bakery.
‘I make garlic butter with chives, and then load up with whatever I can find in the fridge. Usually diced ham, onions, capsicum, mushroom and pizza cheese.’
Others said they were ‘definitely keen’ to ‘steal’ the idea.
To make the simple dish, all you need to do is bake the garlic loaves (pictured) with whatever topping you fancy in the oven for between 12 and 15 minutes
Previously, a mother-of-one from rural western Australia has revealed how she feeds her family-of-three and ‘frequent weekend guests’ for just $50 per week – and it comes down to doing one supermarket shop per month.
Liz Stevenson posted on Facebook where she shared a detailed breakdown of what she buys for her family for $50 as well as the meals she makes, and she also revealed some of her budget secrets including growing her own, bulk shopping and repeating meals.
‘I thought I would share how I feed my family and frequent weekend guests for $50 per week,’ Liz posted on Facebook.
Previously, a mother-of-one from western Australia has revealed how she feeds her family-of-three and ‘frequent weekend guests’ for just $50 per week (her shopping list pictured)
Liz swears by doing a meal plan for the month, as well as shopping from home before curating a menu and then bulk buying and freezing what she doesn’t immediately use (her homemade sausage rolls pictured)
What are Liz’s shopping secrets?
* Shop monthly instead of weekly to avoid temptation.
* Do ‘Click and Collect’ to save you from having to go into the supermarket.
* Do a meal plan for the month.
* Shop your pantry before you go to the supermarket.
* Bulk buy and freeze what you don’t use.
* Grow your own if you can, whether it’s herbs, fruit or vegetables.
* Repeat meals throughout the month.
* Use leftovers for lunch or pre-prepare lunches for the week.
‘I shop monthly, but twice a year it works out at five weeks as this last shop did.
‘I have posted a picture of my five-week shopping list, which came to just under $250.’
Liz said she feeds herself, her husband and their 17-year-old son with this strict budget, as well as countless guests.
She also doesn’t go to the supermarket very often because she lives 45km from the nearest Coles and Woolworths and there is no Aldi close by.
‘I do Click and Collect so I don’t step foot in to the supermarket, which means I don’t make any impulse buys and can see the total before I check out,’ she said.
Liz also swears by doing a meal plan for the month before she goes, as well as shopping from home before curating a menu and then bulk buying and freezing what she doesn’t immediately use.
Alongside these more conventional shopping secrets, the mum-of-one said she does a few other things that save her family valuable money.
‘We grow our own lamb, which is included in the twice-weekly meal plan (roasts, loin chops, diced four quarters and shanks) and also have a summer and winter vegetable garden and fruit trees,’ Liz said.
During July, she harvested broccoli, snow peas, kale, spinach, carrots cabbage and also grows herbs including basil, parsley, oregano and rosemary.