So we continue with thoughts to help you with meal planning....
- Don't go shopping without a list. I like to plan meals around what's on sale and having a list helps you 'stay on track'. I always end up buying more when I don't have a list! =(
- Teach your children to write things down when they're running low, or have run out. I like keeping a magnetic list on the front of the fridge - and I write what I need at the bottom of the page (I've been told this is a right/left brain 'thing') - that way you tear off the bottom each time and don't waste the whole page. Makes sense to me!
- Go frozen - fruits and vegetables are flash frozen at their peak, so you can buy them out of season for less. They taste great too! Again - stock up when they're on sale.
- Plan for leftovers - make one night a week leftover night, and everyone fixes their own plate. Or use that leftover roast beef for making a pot of beef and noodles. When you have a few leftover veggies - throw them into one freezer container, adding as the month goes by, and use all the leftover veggies in homemade soup. Waste not - want not.