Monday, 20 June 2016

Fresh Meals Vs Frozen Meals

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A nice short post this time and a HUGE change of subject! haha

Every month when I get payed, I do a big freezer shop at Iceland Foods. I plan most of my meals out and spend about £45 - £50 (anymore, my freezer won't take it lol).

But recently I was wondering if it would be cheaper to by fresh and make fresh meals every night instead of frozen stuff.

Don't get my wrong, I don't make freezer stuff every night. Specially at the weekends, I try to make fresh meals.

I have been using when my OH gets payed. This is when I do all my bread and cereal shop. I normally spend anywhere between £20 - £30 on this shop. That's really helpful. But some places don't delivery or aren't linked to the website. So I have no idea if I'm really getting the best deal.

What do you think?
Do any of you have suggestions for me, Fresh food shop or Frozen food shop? Let me know in the comments below.

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  1. I try and do a bit of both, making fresh is great but it's getting the time. I keep wondering if to do a big cook on a weekend and freeze for the week. #MarvMondays xx

  2. I'm all for fresh cooking but think freezer stock is great for meat etc. I also meal plan weekly using what's in the fridge and freezer. #marvmondays

  3. I think you can save a fortune by buying frozen veg and meat and this is exactly what we do. Although you feel healthier cooking from fresh, it does save a lot of money and waste! #pigpinklink

  4. We used to buy frozen food instead of fresh. We started buying fresh when i started Slimming World and we have done ever since. I do find fresh food expensive but there are ways to stay within budget such as writing a list

  5. Oh gosh, this is a tricky one for us too. My OH works weird hours all over the place and he's the cook in our household haha. We tend to shop more regularly and get alot of fresh, we actually hardly ever eat frozen but for no other reason than habit I suppose (and we just prefer fresh if we possibly can). Thanks for linking to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

  6. It probably depends on where you shop and what kind of meals you eat, I buy all fresh because of the diet I'm on but I do find it quite significantly more expensive which I think is a shame! If its healthier it should be more affordable in my opinion :/ #fartglitter xx

  7. apparently frozen veg etc is fresher than supermarket fresh as its frozen before the foods miles go on x #bigpinklink

  8. It's been so long since I shopped in the UK I'm not sure where the prices are just now. What we do, when we can be bothered, is cook up huge batches of family favourites and freeze in individual portions. Things like spag bol sauce and carbonara. I hate the taste of the not homemade versions and I think it is cheaper when you do it on a large scale. Plus you know there's something healthy in the freezer when you can't be bothered or there has been a few too many fish finger meals.


  9. as a mum I get really busy, so I tend to do both. I always have a few fresh veg and of course fruit available, but I keep a frozen stock you just have to. #dreamteam

  10. I would imagine that it's a lot cheaper to buy frozen things, it always has been historically anyway!! I think you have to do what suits you, your lifestyle and your budget-I mainly buy fresh, and just use the freezer for emergency frozen meals for when I'm too tired to cook, and for things that may go off quickly, like bread etc. I think in the long run fresh is a little healthier! And if you're really careful, you can get a fresh food shop on a budget!! Good luck!

  11. Hi, I'm coming by from South Carolina in the good old USA. I am not familiar with the shops you are talking about here, but I do love my fresh fruit and veggies. Freezer foods are great to stock up on and if you freeze meals in one bag to have as a quick meal fixer later, this is always convenient. Take care. ~Lowanda

  12. We eat 99% fresh foods. I'm lucky that our local supermarket delivers. I place my order online & have it delivered to the house. Then I do a second top up shopping on the weekend. Thanks so much for linking up with us at #BloggerClubUK x

  13. It's hard to say but I try to make big batch fresh meals as often as possible and freeze or rehash into other meals and you would be amazed at how far this gets you. Also you can eek out fresh food much longer than the sell by dates so I think that helps to. Worth a go maybe hon? Would be interested to hear what you find. Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub lovely

  14. Living in Holland we don't have the massive freezer sections and we eat mostly fresh products. I don't think there's any difference between frozen/fresh veg or fruit though and my kids love oven chips! I would say fresh is better in general. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

  15. Wow you sound super organised! I've started going to Lidls recently and it's amazing value. All their own brand rice, pasta etc. Is just the same as the rest and really cheap. The fruit and veg are great and cheap and the meat seems good as well. I've tried the nappies and wipes and had no probs. #bloggerclubuk

  16. My mum and dad used to do 2 shops, one for frozen and one for fresh. We don't tend to buy much frozen stuff. When we do it's mostly frozen vegetables like peas, corn on the cob and naughty french fries. I have found that unintentionally we have saved quite a bit from shopping more often for fresh food as and when we need it rather than bulk buying. It's a tricky one :-) Thank you for linking up to the #DreamTeam