Creating a grocery game plan for either a trip to the store or purchasing groceries online, can help ensure you have all you need for the week’s meals and snacks.
1) See what you have on hand already. Take a photo of your pantry, fridge or freezer. This can help you with planning your meals and be handy if you are at the store and can’t recall if you have an item at home already. This can help eliminate a second unnecessary trip or a purchase that wasn’t needed.
2) Use a worksheet to plan your meals. This can be as simple as writing on a piece of paper or using a worksheet.
3) Plan to use your leftovers. This can be a budget stretcher as well it helps to reduce the number of ingredients you need to buy, and save you time preparing another meal.
Tired of the same recipes over and over again? Go to the USDA Choose My Plate website for additional ideas.