A lot of people find it hard to make time for the grocery store and leave with a good cart of food. It's so easy to wing it, buying impulse items that don't go together or make up complete meals. Does hearing, "There's nothing to eat!", sound familiar, right after buying lots of food?
This is where the power of planning comes in. Something as simple as making a grocery list can help you eat better and stress less. With so many options for making lists it is easy to find something that suits your needs best. There are grocery store applications for your smart phone, adorable paper pads that are fun to use, or even places like Whole Foods that will do the shopping for you.
- Choose 5 meals you would like to eat for dinner and for leftovers. Have a few same ingredients in each meal for a shorter shopping list.
- Add in favorite fruits and vegetables
- Write down any staples you are out of or need such as oatmeal, milk, spices, etc.
- Plan snacks or treats you want to avoid overspending (these get expensive!)
If you don't plan to succeed, you plan to fail.
Here are a few popular smart phone applications on the market.
Whole Foods Market Recipes
For people that like the old fashioned pen and paper route, here are some fun-to-use lists that make you write it all down.
These lists are available for purchase here.
Always arm yourself with a plan for success! Hopefully using a list will help you eat better and stress less about grocery shopping.