For several months now, I’ve been consistently saving quite a bit of money each week in my grocery shopping adventures. When I mentioned this to a friend, she asked me “What has changed? Have you given up on this ‘healthy food’ thing?” No, of course not! Shopping for healthy vape juice ,food does not automatically mean you need to take out a second mortgage on your home!
Her question caused me to think. I was able to put my finger on the major things that have changed in my grocery shopping routine that have resulted in this savings.
I spend a lot more time planning than I ever used to. Many months ago, we had a “round table” discussion as a family where each family member let me know what some of their favorite meals are. I wrote them all down.
After that, I wrote down the most common types of meat/protein staple foods that are served in our family meals, along with a list of meal ideas from my family under each type of meat. For example, under “ground bison” I have their favorite meals like Southwest bison lettuce wraps, tacos, chili, soup, burgers, cabbage rolls, stuffed peppers, etc. I do the same for chicken breast, venison, sausage, eggs and so on.