Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo Shares Efficient Meal Preparation Tips

Prices of gas, electricity, water, food and everything else are constantly on the rise nowadays. The thought of it already does not only make a homemaker's wallet feel heavy but also their feelings. 

As a hands-on mom to her three kids and a homemaker herself, Filipino actress, entrepreneur, cook and Beko’s brand ambassador, Judy Ann Santos, understands how this feels. “Struggle talaga siya, nachachallenge ka rin kasi kung paano ka magbubudget.” Santos said.

Budgeting can be challenging, but so is having a sustainable lifestyle. However, Santos shared that she believes having a sustainable and healthy lifestyle is possible even if you're on a budget.

"Actually, nakatutulong ang meal prepping pag gusto mong makatipid and have a sustainable lifestyle talaga," Santos shared when asked how one can have a budget-friendly sustainable lifestyle. 

Meal prepping allows one to prepare meals and dishes ahead of time.

With meal preparation, one also gets to control their food intake. Therefore, this helps one to manage and maximize the nutrients they absorb from their meals. This is why it is a best practice in daily life if one aims to be healthy and sustainable.

“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.” Santos states that this helps her not only to save money but also to save a lot of time and effort.

Maximizing what you can buy in groceries is vital in meal prepping. Santos also shared some money-saving tips when it comes to grocery shopping.

“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 also noted that buying ingredients in bulk can also help in saving you time so that you won't have to make constant trips back and forth to the grocery store.

The challenging part is when it comes to storing food and its actual preparation. Santos feels at ease with this part as she shared that she is grateful to rely on the appliances of the European appliance brand, Beko, as it is a big help for her meal preps.

Santos expressed amazement at Beko's fridge with HarvestFresh technology. HarvestFresh is Beko's unique crisper drawer technology that 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.

“It’s actually a life-saver kasi at least, I won’t have to worry every time I score good deals ng mga fruits sa groceries kasi mas makakatagal na sila in my ref,” said Judy Ann. “Mas nakakatipid rin kasi walang nasasayang talaga.”

Beko's fridges also have a ProSmart Inverter Compressor, which consumes less energy and lets you save money on your electricity bills.

She is also amazed by Beko's range of cookers and ovens as a cook. Beko's Built-In ovens have Halogen Illumination, which allows one to see the food that's been 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.

Present in more than 140 countries, Beko has been focusing on healthy living for years, raising awareness and developing products that make healthy living possible and convenient to empower the new generations to live healthier. Beko produces products that inspire a healthy lifestyle, from nutrient-saving kitchen appliances to refrigerators that preserve food better for longer.

For more information about Beko in the Philippines, go to http://beko.ph or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/bekoph.
Zach Golez

A lifestyle blogger based in Iloilo City

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