‘Stock up on ingredients that are quick to turn into a meal – so you aren’t tempted by a takeaway if you get in late.’ Alex Clarke, Cardiff
This doesn’t have to mean a fridge full of ready meals, instead stock up on simple, tasty ingredients that you are can cook with confidently. Chicken, prawns or fish fillets are quick to cook and can be served simply with veg or salad, or thrown into curries, soups or stir-fries. Keep a carton of eggs in the house to indulge in the breakfast-for-dinner craze so you can rustle up an omelette, frittata or a pan of baked eggs in no time. Fill the cupboards with dried pasta, chopped tomatoes and jarred pesto, or dried noodles and soy sauce – then just add whatever veg you have in the fridge for a hearty meal.