It’s a growing myth…
That eating nutritious food is just for people who can afford it. That isn’t the truth!
You can enjoy nutritious food on a budget with a good strategy. Planning meals in advance are one of the best ways to save on food costs.
Meal planning saves both time, money, and eliminates food waste as well.
There are easy ways to create a meal plan that is both delicious and inexpensive.
By following a few easy beginner tips, you can create low-cost meals that taste great week after week.
Here are 12 tips for meal planning while sticking to your weekly budget!
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1. Start With Your Existing Ingredients.
Check your cupboards to see what ingredients you already have and start there. In many cases, people buy more than what they need or purchase items that are already in their cabinets.
Check for staples like rice, flour, eggs, and beans and start planning from your existing ingredients.
Do a complete inventory of everything that you have on hand. Count every item that you have and start the planning from there.
In many cases, you will already have enough items in your home to plan complete meals without buying anything extra, so doing a complete inventory periodically will help you to save money when planning your meals.
2. Use Cheap Filler Foods.
3. Plan Your Meals Around Sales.
4. Plan a few meals you already know how to make.
5. Plan Meatless Meals.
6. Double up to save extra money.
7. Use In-Season Fruits and Vegetables.
8. Use the Same Foods Multiple Times.
9. Create a Map.
10. Plan for all Three Meals and Snacks.
11. Shop With a List…And Cash.
12. Get Everyone Involved.
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Hi, my name is Rebecca and I am the face behind Everything Abode! I am a lifestyle and wellness writer based out of Vancouver Island. When I’m not writing or exploring mountains and beaches with my furry rescue, I love spending time learning creative ways to manifest a healthy home. Thanks for stopping by!
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