Here's me doing groceries: Ooh! The green beans look really bright and fresh today, got to get some of those. And, Wow! 2 lbs of strawberries for how much? I'm taking home a couple of these!
The following week I'd end up with wilted vegetables that were never used and sadly they would end up in the trash, along with my money. With my "new" strategy, it feels good to know exactly what I'm cooking on any given night and that I have everything I need to prepare it.
Here is my time and money saving grocery strategy:
1. Check your fridge and pantry for anything that needs to be consumed
2. Figure out what dishes you can make with what you have already, and look up any new recipes you want to try out
3. Make a list of 4-5 meals for the week
(I plan 4 since Friday is usually take-out or left over night and weekends we figure out as we go)
4. Create your grocery list based on the meals planned for the week and add in anything else you need
Since I like you so much, here are 4 menu ideas to get you started.
|Black Bean Burger|
|Vegetable Egg Roll|
Vegetable Egg Rollls