TIP #1 – Remember to add fresh fruit after your grocery shopping day. For instance, on Monday and Tuesday I make blueberry muffins with organic FROZEN berries. We do our shopping on Tuesday or Wednesday, so by Monday our fresh fruit is pretty much gone. On Thursdays and Fridays we have yogurt and fresh fruit parfaits because we have fresh fruit from the previous day’s shopping.
TIP #2 – Do meal prep when you can. If you’re making taco meat for Tuesday, make an extra pot and season it for Wednesday’s chili ?.
TIP #3 – Get your kids involved! It’s fun to plan meals together and even more fun to try and stick to a budget. Also, making your kids aware of the amount you spend makes for a great impromptu math lesson. It also helps them in being a little more thankful for the applesauce– If ya know what I mean.
I don’t know how you do it. I always try to write what I am going to make for the week but never end up doing it. I end up in the store putting whatever in the cart, lol.
I know the feeling, but you should try this little Notebook. You may surprise yourself.