Before you do your meal plan each week, one way to save money on your grocery bill is to take an inventory of your pantry, fridge and freezer. This saves you money for two reasons.
- You can generate a meal plan based around items you already have on hand.
- Prevents wasting money on purchasing duplicates.
Sounds simple, but makes a huge diffidence in your bottom line.
My eBook that teaches you how to meal plan in 5 simple steps, includes adorable free printables that help you take inventory of everything you already have on hand as a prepare your grocery list.
Here is what I am feeding my family this week.
Taco Soup- we had family over this weekend. We were organizing and painting. This soup feeds a crowd and everyone loves it! (For kids who do not like soup, drain the juice and serve the mixture over tortilla chips and top with shredded cheese to make nachos on the fly.) I adapted this recipe to cook it on the stove.
Bacon and Turkey Sandwiches- I have some turkey meat from the deli I need to use up. I hate it when I over buy deli meat. Ugh!
Bean and Cheese Totadas- this is an excellent 30 minute meal that comes together in a flash on a busy week night.
Crockpot Spaghetti- so easy. Served with a dinner salad and rolls.
Steak Fingers- this sounds so yummy and my boys and husband will love it. I will serve it with mashed potatoes and a green veggie.
Leftover Buffet- use ‘em up!
For more easy recipes, check out my recipe index. These recipes are perfect for busy moms looking for practical dinner ideas.
For even more meal planning ideas, check out OrgJunkie where hundreds of bloggers share their meal plans each Monday.
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