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Do this first. Then, see what partial meals you can create from your food storage. What do you need to complete that meal? Add those items to your grocery list. Bonus points if they are typically cheap items or are currently on sale. The sales in my neighborhood start on Wednesdays and end the following Tuesday or Wednesday.

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Each week I receive about half a dozen grocery ads from various stores. I immediately chuck all but two of them.

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Yes, really. Part of this is determined by their location and how well I know and like the stores, but the larger part of my reasoning is based on cost and advertising reliability. Too many times there were limits or small details about the sale that were conveniently left out of the ad. You might not know which of your sales ads are the reliable ones. Trial and error will teach you this.

Meal Planning on a Budget – The Traditional Way

Now check out the ads for proteins that are on sale. The protein tends to be the more expensive item on the list.

I tend to jot down on a sheet of paper the cuts of meat that are on sale at each store and then mark the prices. Next I brainstorm what meals I can make with those. If you need help, go to the top of this page and hover over Main Dishes. A drop down menu will show you all the main dish proteins featured in recipes on this site. You can also do a simple google search or check the database at Yummly , a pretty thorough recipe search engine. You should have a list of sale proteins now as well as recipe ideas to go with.

You can narrow your choices by matching your main dishes with the side dish ingredients that are on sale. The latter is what got me in big trouble so many years ago.

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These are some easy steps that you can take to spend less at the grocery store. Also take note that meatless meals are a great way to save money.

While you may need to supplement if you truly go meat-free, you can get by with eating less and saving more money in the process. The same goes for the sweater at Ann Taylor as the roast beef at Ralphs. This is part of the Meal Planning series. Interested, but need some extra help? Complete with grocery lists and meal prep tips, they will help you take a break this week.

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon. Years ago I meal planned. Then, I lost my job in and had to rely on those meal planning skills again. I refuse to waste it so I have to use it. However, until we bought a standalone freezer, our freezer space was limited so I really committed to eating leftovers within the first week as I had limited space to freeze them.

I also use coupons, but am not obsessed by them. We offer everything you need to make freezer cooking easy through customized freezer meal plans, freezer cooking recipes, and a supportive community. Knowing what you are making for dinner means you shop with purpose and only buy what you need. You will receive a Free Menu Planner and a newsletter full of recipes. We price every ingredient in every recipe, every single week. Meal planning and budgeting are made easy with an organised system. Download one of five color schemes for this free meal planning template to use for your weekly shopping and meal planning.

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Making this meal gluten-free is as easy as picking up GF breadcrumbs at the store. Our vegetarian recipe features a Spanish Lentil and Mushroom Soup with roasted cauliflower and a toasted baguette. This delicious, Vietnamese-inspired sandwich is filled with quick pickles, pan-seared shrimp, shredded carrots, and a creamy sauce.

With a side of chili garlic green beans, this low-calorie meal is a serious crowd pleaser! This recipe is easily made GF by picking up gluten-free sandwich rolls or baguette, and our vegetarian banh mi swaps out the shrimp for avocado. In this dish, the satisfying flavors of spinach and artichoke are perfectly complemented by our oregano and paprika roasted baby potatoes. With a rich lo mein sauce poured over soft noodles and sauteed mushrooms, carrots, and snow peas, this recipe will inspire contentment.

To make this recipe vegetarian, simply substitute the meatballs with cubes of extra-firm tofu. If you are on the Paleo or Whole30 diet, we have an Asian Meatball Stir-fry with mushrooms, carrots, bell peppers, and a creamy stir-fry sauce. Smart meal planning ideas come with every weekly menu. The smarts listed below are only a portion of the tips we include to help you make the most of your ingredients and your time.