I meal plan that week. I look at what we got and then look at what's on sales. Our family budget is $300 a month for a family of 4.
We just plan and Go!
I make a list of ideas for the week for lunches and dinners. from there I make a shopping list. I try to incorporate meals with the same meats and freeze extras. I also make large dinners that can be reheated and eaten the next day for lunch or dinner, and some so large that whole portions can be frozen for a quick meal at a later date. like chili or soups. I always get the largest packages of meat I can and spread one package into multiple meal ideas.
also I constantly check what is going on sale and plan meals around that also
No strict budget. Family of 4. For us it's about need not want. We purchase meats that will make 2 meals. We get fresh veggies not can. Its all about seperating into meal plans.
Before we go grocery shopping, we check what we already have then make a list of what we need for two weeks. We try to buy things in bulk which last longer. I usually try to find sales in flyers for things we don’t buy in bulk and either get the sale item or price match. We also have a budget as well so sometimes while we’re shopping, we don’t get EVERYTHING on the list. Just what we need on a daily basis like breakfast foods and dinner foods. We usually spend the most money on meat cause it can be frozen and last really long.
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