Trying to save money on food and save time in the kitchen can seem like a huge task, but if you break it up by changing one thing at a time, you will feel more in control.
Ask yourself the following questions to see what your shopping and cooking habits are:
- How many times a week do you go to the grocery store? Do you shop at a supermarket or at a wholesale club (like Sam’s Club or BJ’s)?
- Do you know how much you spend a month on food? Both at the grocery store and eating out.
- What do you already have on hand in your refrigerator, freezer, and pantry? Have some foods gone bad? Are foods outdated?
- Do you like to cook? Do you like to eat leftovers?
Now pick one of those questions to think a little bit more about.
Focus on one area for improvement
For example, I am pretty good at knowing what I have on hand in my refrigerator, and pantry, but my freezer is a black hole. My goal for the month of October is to include one meal a week that uses at least one item from my freezer.
Based on your answers to the questions above, what are you going to focus on? Let us know!