Planning meals ahead of time can cut down on the grocery bill. Just be sure to check the fridge first to avoid repeat purchases and waste. Before heading off to the store, double-check everything--including ingredients lists.
Like any project, meal planning and prep takes time. Don’t forget that haste makes waste (and stress). Instead of trying to cram everything in, set aside plenty of time for planning and really take advantage of weekend free time to shop and cook.
Getting into the groove of meal planning can take time, so it's okay to plan for just 2-3 days instead of the full week. Start small and grow big!
Variety is the spice of life, but don’t try and have a new menu every day. Remembering to reuse recipes that you liked will reduce stress and hassle.
You can plan and plan all you want, but sometimes things change! Remembering that it's okay is the important part.