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When supermarkets just aren't that super...

Avoid the unexpected from supermarkets and get delicious meals delivered to your door with HelloFresh
Avoid the unexpected from supermarkets and get delicious meals delivered to your door with HelloFresh

Live Fabulously Frugal with tips from Karen From Finance

As the cost of living continues to skyrocket, supermarkets are becoming increasingly overwhelming for Aussie households, with new research revealing the weekly shop is leading to overspending, excess consumption and mealtime fatigue.
The survey shows that 43% of Aussies find they are frequently overspending at the supermarket, with 40% realising that they often purchase discounted items they didn’t plan to buy. It's no surprise that 78% of Aussies want their grocery shop to be cheaper, without compromising on quality.

To help alleviate some of the weekly food shop spendings, we’ve teamed up with Australia’s favourite fabulously frugal corporate drag queen, Karen From Finance , to share tips and tricks to saving, without compromising on what you love.
<h2><font color="green"> 1. Get frugal with your face </font></h2>

1. Get frugal with your face

Looking fabulous doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg if you’re savvy with your beauty routine. Wear a primer so you can use less foundation, try making your own face masks, and pop any broken palettes into an empty container instead of binning them. Plus, lots of cosmetic brands offer a cheeky discount if you swap in recycled makeup packaging. A win for your wallet, and the planet!
<h2><font color="green">2. Go off grid with your hobbies</font></h2>

2. Go off grid with your hobbies

As the cost of living increases and bills continue to rise, make an extra effort to switch off the lights and make like our ancestors. Give the TV the flick and pick up a book. Enjoy the ambience of a candlelit night in for one. Get your green thumbs out and plant a veggie garden. Switching off the tech isn’t just good for the purse strings, but does wonders for both the planet and your mind.
<h2><font color="green">3. Find those fabulous food bargains</font></h2>

3. Find those fabulous food bargains

Blowing a week’s wages on iceberg lettuce? No thank you. Stressing about whether you can swap out of stock coriander for parsley? Absolutely not. Life is for living, not for aimlessly wandering the supermarket aisles and watching your bank balance disappear. Ditch the trolley for a meal-kit service like HelloFresh, which delivers everything you need for a fabulous dinner at home. The best part is it can save you up to 24% on dinner, compared to shopping at the supermarket. You’ll eat fabulously for less, save on food waste, and have more time, money and energy for the things you love - like sipping a cosmo on the couch.
<h2><font color="green">4. Get physical in your backyard</font></h2>

4. Get physical in your backyard

We all love to feel fab and healthy, but gym memberships and all those supplements can cost a fortune, and tie you up in contracts with no way out. Instead of letting your pennies run away on the treadmill, make the most of nature’s workout, while cutting back on the pricey gym shakes. Save even more by cooking up a healthy, nutritious meal at home. Then, get your sweat on outside. No dumbbells? No problem. Pick up a rock! No bench-press? No bother! Dust off those cookbooks and put them to good use!
<h2><font color="green">5. Holiday at home</font></h2>

5. Holiday at home

Sure, a shopping spree in Paris sounds nice, and a summer vacation in Barcelona might be calling, but why waste all that time and money (and not to mention the emissions!) when you can holiday at home. Pitch a tent in the living room. Sing kumbaya with Alexa. Cook up a different cuisine with the help of HelloFresh’s Taste Tour recipes which transport your taste buds all over the world. Wherever you choose to go (or stay), make savvy choices when planning your trip so you can enjoy the vacay (or staycay) you deserve.

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If you're looking to try some of these healthy alternatives and need recipe inspiration, try a HelloFresh meal kit box with recipes that include the foods mentioned above. Our recipes create exciting ways to incorporate nutritious foods into your meals, helping you kick old habits.
If you're looking to try some of these healthy alternatives and need recipe inspiration, try a HelloFresh meal kit box with recipes that include the foods mentioned above. Our recipes create exciting ways to incorporate nutritious foods into your meals, helping you kick old habits.