One of the most convenient foods a busy parent can be thankful for – McDonalds’s fast food! It’s easy to order, quite instantly and almost everywhere. But what if I told you that there are delicious frozen foods you can purchase at a much lower cost to replicate the fast food experience at home?
Here’s our suggested list of frozen food to replicate the Macs’ experience at home!
1. FreezePak Chicken Nuggets
These chicken nuggets by Freezepak are deemed “legit” by fans of McDonald’s. They taste very similar to McNuggets and is sold between $7.50 to $7.90 for a 1kg pack. No more six or nine piece options but about 57 pieces, all to yourself.
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Protip: Farmland chicken nuggets is also a good choice if FreezePak is unavailable.
Cost: $7.50 to $7.90 for 1kg at supermarkets
Estimated Savings per nugget: $0.70
2. Farmland Premium Fries – Shoestring Grade
Soggy fries, crispy fries, salty fries – I’m sure you have your preference. Get Farmland Premium fries, season and cook them according to your preference! You can even add – garlic salt, seaweed flakes, furikake seasoning for that dash of special flavour. Does that sound better than McDonald’s fries now?
Cost: $4.05 to $4.50 for 1kg at supermarkets
Estimated Savings for 80g of fries (small fries): $1.95
3. Bibik’s Choice Chicken Sausage Patty
McDonald’s Sausage McMuffins are highly sought after on its breakfast menu. And we love how Bibik’s Choice Chicken Sausage Patty is perfect for our home-made English muffins. Add a fried egg or scrambled on the side, plus bacon and you have your very own Sausage McMuffins!
Cost: $10.80 to $12.50 for 1kg at supermarkets
Estimated Savings for a Sausage McMuffin: $2.50
Save Money with DIY McDonald’s at Home
One way to tighten the purse strings is to eat out less. And you can certainly reduce the frequency to McDonald’s by purchasing the frozen foods available at many supermarkets. Lovin’ it? So am I.