Weekly Meal Plan 159: The Importance of a Grocery List

Do you struggle with making a grocery list? It really is key for a successful meal plan, but you do not have to make it stressful. I share 10 grocery list resources in my how to meal plan eBook. There are crafty grocery list ideas, free printables, spreadsheet grocery list options and more. There is really an easy to implement solution no matter the list builder type you are!

By making a grocery list it will ensure you do not overspend or over shop at the grocery store. You will have a good idea of what your shopping trip will cost before you leave the house and you will be sure not to purchase items you already have on hand as well as not to leave things off that will prevent you from making one of your meal plan dinners.

Makes perfect sense, right?

Here is what I am feeding my family this week.


indiana chowder 30 minute meal


Puerto Rican Stew– it is super cold her in North Texas right now. This is the perfect warm me up dinner.

Indiana Chowder– served with dinner rolls and a salad.

Baked BBQ Salmon– served with brown rice and a veggie.

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas– so easy. Served with rice and beans.

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes and Ham– I still have ham to use up and this will be perfect! Served with a dinner salad and a steamed veggie.

Leftover Buffet– use ’em up!


What is on your menu?

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  1. says

    A grocery list is absolutely essential. I never shop without one – except when I leave it laying on the kitchen counter when I head to town.
    I have never heard of Indiana Chowder, but it looks wonderful. I’ll be trying the recipe soon!

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