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5 ways to make your dinner cheaper and quicker than takeaway

Dr Sandro Demaio

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Dr Sandro Demaio making a healthy meal

It’s time someone said it: takeaway is expensive. For a family of four, it can sometimes set you back almost one hundred dollars.

It’s also time someone busted the myth that it’s a quick alternative to home-cooked food. Less effort, yes. But quicker? How often have you placed an order for takeaway only to receive an estimated delivery time well over an hour away?

Here are my five ways to make your dinner cheaper and quicker than takeaway.

1. Keep your pantry stocked

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2. Plan ahead

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3. Find some quick and easy recipes

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4. Eat breakfast for dinner

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5. Grill some veggies

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Co-host of the ABC TV series ‘Ask the Doctor’ , author of 30 scientific papers and ‘The Doctor’s Diet’ (a cookbook based on science), Dr Sandro Demaio is an Aussie medical doctor and global expert on non-communicable diseases.

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