Like many Aussies, Grace Martin was struggling with an ever-increasing grocery bill amid soaring rates of inflation. One simple decision to join the 8-Week Program changed everything.
Imagine being able to cut your grocery bill in half with just one simple change. Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, for one savvy Queenslander, it became a reality. Find out how this resourceful Aussie was able to drastically reduce her grocery expenses by joining the 8-Week Program – from smart shopping techniques to budget-friendly meal planning, Grace discovered the many practical techniques of the program, inspiring her to take control of her grocery budget and stretch her dollar further. If you're looking for practical tips to save money on groceries, keep reading to discover the powerful impact of a single change that led to significant savings.
"The cost of living is always on my mind, and it is overwhelming when the price of my food each week keeps going up! This is why I am so thankful for the experts in the program – they have researched seasonal food at cost affective prices to create delicious recipes,” Grace says. “So, I know every week I'm not going to be stressed about the cost of food. It is truly a life saver!"
Grace set out to test one of our newest programs for the upcoming autumn intake – she reveals the relief she felt to have everything worked out ahead of time.
"I always dread going grocery shopping and making my meal plan up on the spot,” Grace shares. “But with everything already planned, it made shopping super simple! I didn't even need to worry about budgeting for each meal because the program has worked it out for me."
So, what does the program entail?
The 8-Week Program covers recipes, meal planning and you shopping list too – whether you’re a vegetarian or follow an omnivorous diet, we’ve got something to suit you. One of the most exciting aspects of our upcoming program includes the split into spring and autumn – this means that no matter where you are in the world, you’ll have access to a program that’s tailored to your location, ensuring your recipes are based on the most affordable, seasonal produce.
Grace’s week of shopping on the 8-Week Program included veggies, whole grains, dairy and meat, with the cost coming to $119 all up – take a look for yourself:
It’s time to dive in and explore some of the ingredients Grace checked off her list:
- Vegetables: Autumnal veggies like eggplants, cauliflower and pumpkin
- Whole grains: Affordable whole grains like wholewheat pasta and sourdough bread
- Dairy: Probiotic-rich yoghurt and bone-boosting cheddar
- Poultry: Protein-rich chicken and eggs
- Meat: Affordable cuts and varieties like chorizo, mince and mackerel
- Nuts: Peanuts provide lasting energy through the day
- Fermented food: Tempeh and yoghurt
The week this Queenslander shopped for features a number of exciting recipes, from a Moroccan Meatball Stew to a Roast Pumpkin Miso Soup. Each meal is loaded with the essential vitamins and minerals our bodies need to thrive, along with preventing sugar cravings. You'll find yourself daydreaming about chocolate far less often when you're consuming the nutrients your body needs – from healthy fats and protein to fibre, iron and vitamin B12. All of these essentials improve gut and brain health, and keep us feeling fuller for longer. These recipes are the antidote to short-energy snacks and meals that leave us feeling sluggish afterwards – 3 o'clock slump ring any bells? Take a look at some of the other fun recipes in this particular week of the autumn 8-Week Program:
- Pesto Zucchini Slice
- Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole
- Fluffy Egg Scramble
- Green Spaghetti and Meatballs
- Moroccan Cauliflower and Quinoa Bake
- Chicken Nuggets and Slaw
- Chicken Pad Thai
- Roast Pumpkin Miso Soup
We make use of meal prepping and storage techniques to make your dollar go the distance, for instance, the meatballs of this week crop up in a couple of different dishes, from the Moroccan Meatball Stew to the Green Spaghetti and Meatballs – nothing goes to waste on the program! We also love recreating old favourite IQS-style with wholesome ingredients – from delicious pad Thai to chicken nuggets and hashbrowns. You’ll never have to go without your old favourite comfort foods! The only thing you’ll be leaving behind are the energy slumps, blood-sugar crashes and mood swings. Take a look at some of the other fundamentals of the program:
- Easy, fun Sunday cook-ups
- Delicious weekly meal plans, plus additional recipes
- Expert content from chefs, nutritionists and psychologists
- Community forums to ask questions, share your journey and receive support
- Meal planning and prepping
- Affordable ingredients based on seasonal produce
Sounds good, right? We know it can be hard to stick to your health goals – especially when you’re trying to manage it alone. When you sign up with us, you’ll have access to clear-cut meal plans, community support and exclusive access to our sugar-free content. So, if you’re ready to ditch sugar and the host of maladies that come with it, it’s not too late to join. We’d love to help you get started on your health journey. Sign up HERE today!