Think Making A Menu Doesn’t Make A Difference? Think again!
I received this email from reader Katreena:
“I just want to thank you for your inspiration! I decided to start using the “menu” method a couple of months ago, and it has been amazing! Not only am I not throwing random stuff in the cart to try and figure out a week’s worth of meals from once I get home, but we are also eating healthier!
With my menu, I only place items in the cart that directly pertain to our menu and are on my shopping list. We are also not big snackers, so I stick to only allowing one snack for my 3 year old (usually fruit snacks, he’s obsessed), and one for my husband (pretzels or chips usually). Other than that, our snacks consist of fresh fruits and veggies cut up (sooooo much cheaper and healthier).
We are able to keep our grocery budget around $50 a week for a family of 3. I can also usually swing purchasing our toilet paper and other toiletries in that budget, if I don’t need to purchase meat that week. I love it…and I am not even a couponer!