Making a plan can help you get organized, save money, and make more conscious decisions about what you are eating.
Here you will find a planner we created to help you get organized just in time for the new year. Studies have shown that when we plan ahead, we buy what we need and not whatever we see saving us time and money in the long run.
We recommend you always look through what you already have before heading to the grocery store. Check your refrigerator, pantry, and freezer! You can incorporate what you already have into your menu. In addition, reviewing weekly ads from your grocery store can help you take advantage of the specials and incorporate them into your plan. It's important to always think about your time. Think about how long each meal takes to prepare. Perhaps you can prepare part of it or all of it in advance and freeze it. Once you've planned out your meals, make a grocery list. What do you need?
Planning a week of meals can seem like a daunting task but it's a great way to stay on budget! Let us know if this works for you or if you have any suggestions on how we can make this planner better.