Meal planning can help you not only save time but save money as well. Think about how many times you have to make quick trips to the grocery store for something you need because you had not planned ahead. Then you end up paying more for it because it was not on sale or because you ended buying other things that you did not need. If you plan your meals ahead of time you make one list for all the ingredients you will need.
With Meal Planning there is no more running out to the store for something and overpaying or buying things you really do not need. Another way it helps you save money is that you buy what you need to make the dinners and use it right away. This can greatly cut down on all the fruits and vegetables that go to waste because they go bad and have to be thrown out. Or items sitting in your pantry that you didn’t need at this moment. Think of all that money you throw out every week from the fridge. If you had just planned your meals to use all the veggies and fruits that you bought you would have saved yourself a lot of money over the year.
Also by thinking ahead and meal planning you can use the sale papers that you get each week. You can pick the meals that use the meats or veggies that are on sale at a particular store. By doing a little pre-planning with the sales ads you can get more out of your shopping trip. You will get exactly what you need and use it!
Shopping trips where you feel like you spent a ton and got nothing that you actually needed are going to be a thing of the past. I know that it makes me feel like I really accomplish something when I can use almost everything I get at the store and not always have to run out for a just a couple of things or throw half the stuff away. With Meal Planning you are going to be amazed at how much you will be saving.
Join our Once A Week Cooking club and get meal plans sent to your email every week. Once 6 months is up you have menus that you can use over and over for years to come. At only $10 a month it’s a quick fix of what’s for dinner!