Here's my make ahead tip...One week I make up a big batch from my menu plan, that lasts us 2 weeks.
The following week I make up one of the following as I add them to my blog I will add the links as well!
1.Bone broth/ chicken broth / veggie broth (not all of them just one of them depending on what I have in the freezer reserved for broth)
2. Crockpot fat free greek yogurt
3.Apple cider Vinegar
4.Veggie seasoning blend to last over,the next several months or month depending on the upcoming recipes
6.Thm friendly jelly
7. Big Batch Spaghetti Sauce
Hope that gives you some ideas on prepping frugally ;)