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Smart swaps: Lower cost

Smart swaps: Lower cost

Everyone’s always on the lookout for a bargain, even at the supermarket. Make these simple smart swaps and help keep the dollars in your wallet.

Any product examples given here were correct at time of publication. However, remember to check the ingredients and nutrition information every so often, as these can change over time.

Instead of a 50g serve of cold-smoked salmon

Choose an 85g serve of wild-caught pink salmon (no added salt)

Save $3.25 and still get your omega-3

Bench the 1 litre fresh trim milk

Make your own using trim milk powder instead

Saves $0.88 per litre

Swap branded Italian diced tomatoes

For home brand diced tomatoes

Save $0.30for a 400g can

Switch fresh Brussels sprouts at $5.00

For a 500g bag of frozen sprouts at $4.09

Save $0.91

Instead of pots of quick-cook rice

Serve up home-cooked basmati rice

Slash $1.40 for each 120g serve of cooked rice

Rather than a Countdown 1.35kg fresh whole chicken

Buy a Tegal 1.35kg frozen one

Save $4.01

First published: Aug 2018

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