Sunday, 5 January 2014

Preparing For The Week...

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I love having some of my meals organised before the week starts, it puts me on the right track and saves money. This weekend I made enough bread for the week ahead, as well as wholemeal banana bread for snacks. Breakfast each day will be porridge, cooked in bulk and portioned into containers.  Porridge is one of the cheapest breakfasts you can make, each portion costs only cents.

I've added small handfuls of sunflower seeds and sliced almonds (both cheap) to each portion. Each morning I will add frozen berries (you can use any type of fruit, this is just something I had in the freezer) and a frozen cube of cream to each container, and will microwave for a minute or two before I head to work (I eat once at my desk).

I make my porridge with water so a cube of cream, coconut cream or milk adds flavour without being expensive. And because it's only about a tablespoons worth, it's not unhealthy. I buy cream or coconut cream when it's on special and freeze it in half-portions of an ice cube tray, and store in a container in the freezer.

Makes it go so much further. First day back at work tomorrow after the Christmas break!


  1. What a good idea do you freeze the porridge also or does it keep in the fridge?

  2. Hi Stacey, thanks for reading! Porridge will keep just fine in the fridge for 5 days, and just add your fruit each day so it doesn't go mushy. Makes mornings so easy when all you need to do is grab a container, throw a topping or two on and off you go!