Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Convenience is Costly

Busy schedules usually result in sacrifices. Sometimes it's time with friends, sometimes it's fitness regimes, but more often than not, laziness has a great influence on what we eat. You're both tired after a long day; frozen or take out pizza it is. When we're tired, exhausted, or even just plain lazy, we justify our need for convenience foods. This costs us in multiple ways. We don't eat the food we already have in our house (because that would require time and effort), we make unhealthy decisions because they're usually quicker to satisfy our needs, and we spend way more money on something that has already been mostly, if not completely prepared for us.

We've been way too guilty of this for the last few weeks. But, the best way we've seen to combat the high price of being lazy is to plan ahead. Figure out what nights you won't be home until late and plan accordingly. Take food out of the freezer to thaw or throw something in the crockpot to be ready for when you get home. You can balance out a little sluggishness with at least a sprinkle of proactive thinking.

I love my crockpot and really need to bust it out more often when we're on the go. What are your favorite tips and tricks to help fight the convenience trap?

Happy Saving!
- C

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