When I first graduated from college (in 2008) and was living on my own in Phoenix, I knew how to make exactly two things: chicken in a fry pan with pasta and a vegetable filled pasta sauce.
My trips to the grocery store would often take me an hour or more and consist of me wandering through every aisle to find things I might be able to make a meal out of. I would throw random things into my basket, spend more money than I needed to, and hope for the best.
I would often skip breakfast, or do some simple cereal. Lunch would be some kind of uninspiring sandwich situation. I would eat dinner out, or do take out, at least three nights a week. And there was always a frozen pizza in there somewhere.
It was not that I did not enjoy to cook, because I generally did, it was just that I did not know how to cook or what to eat. Getting creative in the kitchen was not on my radar and most of what I bought at the grocery store would end up rotten and in the trash because I would not use it.
It was not until Rob and I moved to Colorado (in 2013) that I started to take a more vested interest in my meals and spent time learning how to cook more than just pasta dishes. I started planning more nutritious meals, meal prepping, and experimenting in the kitchen.
Not only was I able to increase my repertoire of meals, but I felt healthier and was saving money at the grocery store by not buying things I did not need or throwing out things I did not use. I want you to experience the same thing.
In this free Meal Planning Guide, you will learn how to create a meal plan so you do not have tons of leftovers or food waste. You will be given steps on how to create your shopping list so you can save time at the grocery store and only have to go once. You will also get a whole list of tips and tricks to save money on your grocery bill apart from just meal planning.
In this meal planning guide there is also
- an example of my own meals and shopping list for the week
- a meal planning and shopping list template you can start using right away!
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