Melbourne mum of two, Penina Petersen has shared some amazing food tips that can help save you and your family thousands of dollars.
Speaking to Nine News, Penina revealed that her meal prep tips can save a standard family of four over $200 a month.
Major highlights from her tips and trick include setting one day aside of the week to meal prep by chopping up food items and placing them in colour-coded bags. Meals are then later frozen and stored away.
She said: 'This is a really simple way to put money back into people's pockets - basically we are eating our way to more cash,'
Another of her tips is keeping dinners to a five or less ingredient rule, which in turn helps save both money and time.
Penina added: 'I was getting really frustrated with meals that were very complex'.
For more 'dollar dinner' ideas you can check out Penina's books, $1.50 Dinners and Table Tucker.
This article originally appeared on New Idea.