Having a meal plan simplifies my life and my budget. Once a month, I plan a rough menu plan (at least dinners) for the month and prepare my big grocery list. Whether I’m ordering my groceries online or shopping in a store, I stock up on most of the needed ingredients.
I actually store quite a bit of produce in our cold basement or refrigerator, but I do pick up some perishables throughout the month, such as additional produce, eggs, etc. For the most part, though, I’m not stopping by the store for last-minute items, or staring into the freezer at 5:00 pm wondering what we’re going to eat.
Even meal-planning has been simplified for me, now.
With Plan to Eat, I’ve been loading in my favorite recipes off the internet (it’s easy to copy & paste or import), so they’re finally organized. Whenever I create a week’s menu, it gets saved; then all I have to do is “reload” it another week, when I’m ready to make those meals again! (There’s a fun feature where you can share recipes with friends, too.)
It even creates my grocery list for me, tracking the ingredients in my menu plan! (I can easily adjust it, if I already have items on hand.)
Even if you’re not a detailed meal planner like me (I post my 3-meals-a-day plan each week), it’s nice to know what you’ll be eating each day.
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