Filipino actress, entrepreneur, cook, hands-on mom and Beko ambassador, Judy Ann Santos knows how difficult it is to be a homemaker these days. With prices of essentials continuously rising, budgeting and maintaining a healthy and sustainable lifestyle can be quite challenging especially for a homemaker. With that being said, Judy Ann shares tips on how to efficiently prepare healthy meals even on a tight budget.
1. The importance of meal preparations.
When asked how one can have a budget-friendly sustainable lifestyle, Judy Ann replied, “Actually, nakatutulong ang meal prepping pag gusto mong makatipid and have a sustainable lifestyle talaga.” By preparing meals and dishes ahead of time, Judy Ann gets to control food intake. This helps one to manage and maximize the nutrients her family absorbs from their meals. “So, pag nagmemeal prep ako, I do it nang weekly,” she shared. “Nililista ko na ano yung mga magiging meals namin for a week, tapos dun ko na rin ililista ano ba yung mga ingredients na kakailanganin.” Judy Ann states that this helps her not only to save money but also to save a lot of time and effort.
2. Buying fresh ingredients and in bulk when grocery shopping.
Maximizing what you can buy in groceries is vital in meal prepping. Judy Ann shares, “Siyempre, pipiliin niyo yung mga fresh ingredients pa. Fresh na gulay, fresh na prutas,” she shared. “Usually meron din yung mga buy one, take one deals sa mga groceries, so actually, maganda rin siya kasi mas nakakatipid ka in buying more.” She noted that buying ingredients in bulk can also save time so that you won’t have to make constant trips back and forth to the grocery store.
3. The importance of having efficient appliances to store and prepare food with.
When it comes to the actual meal preparation and storing food, Judy Ann confidently relies on the European appliance brand, Beko. For her, the HarvestFresh technology feature found on Beko’s refrigerator is a life-saver. This unique technology found on the fridge’s crisper drawer uses an innovative three-color system to mimic the 24-hour cycle. This lets fruits and vegetables retain their freshness and preserve their vitamins as this technology keeps them in their natural environment after being harvested. This makes fruits and vegetables last longer when stored, reducing waste. Beko refrigerators also consume less energy as they are equipped with ProSmart Inverter Compressor. By consuming less energy, homeowners save money on their electric bills.
In addition to Beko’s refrigerators, Judy Ann is also amazed with Beko’s range of cookers and ovens. Beko’s Built-In ovens have Halogen Illumination, which allows one to see the food that’s being cooked inside. CookMaster ovens also offer 82L of cooking capacity, which lets one cook lots of food as one can cook on up to five shelves simultaneously.
Compared to other cooking appliances, Beko’s built-in hobs let you cook faster and use less gas, which allows you to have more efficient cooking. Aside from this, Beko’s built-in hobs give you a safe cooking experience as they ensure gas safety. This feature detects when the hob’s flame is still running, automatically shutting off the gas supply.
“Sobrang helpful talaga na may magagamit kang cooker na you can rely on,” Santos shared. “Nakakagaan din ng feeling tuwing maiisip mo na nakakatipid ka rin in energy consumption tapos nakakapagprepare din ako ng mas maraming healthy food for my family.” she added.
With products that inspire a healthy lifestyle, from nutrient-saving kitchen appliances, to refrigerators that preserve food better for longer, Beko makes healthy living possible and convenient to empower the new generation to live healthier.
For more information about Beko in the Philippines, go to http://beko.ph or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bekoph.