Tired of struggling to come up with new ideas for dinner? Do you have to run out to the store multiple times during the week? Do you keep forgetting the one thing you need for your dinner recipe?
You need a plan. Plain and simple.
If you’re not used to meal planning, you may need to get into the habit of writing it all down before you head to the store. I like to base our meals on what is on sale at the store when I get there. But if you know what sales are happening ahead of time, you could do this beforehand.
This means that you don’t deviate from your plan and you can create a budget and stick to it. Because when you shop on a whim, you will waste money and forget the stuff you really need. How many times have you gone to the store for paper towels and come out $100 later with stuff you’re not sure you really need.
This can definitely happen if you shop on an empty stomach. I’ve had a ton of impulse purchases where I’ve regretted them afterward like that quick salad or frozen dinner that did not turn out the way I wanted it to.
Had I just grabbed an apple beforehand, I’m sure I could have calmed my hungry shopper demons.
Make a plan, write down all of the groceries that you need, then stick to it. You won’t forget a thing and your budget will thank you.
Make the most of these printables by printing them out and filling them in with your meal plan for the week. They’re also editable if you prefer to fill them out on the computer then print them out.
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