Hello 2017!6:39:00 PM
Anywho, as I was thumbing through my Instagram and Facebook around NYE, I seen tons of people post about their resolutions and how they were planning to make their 2017 healthier, happier and headed in the right direction. So I wanted to share something that I do to not only start my year off right, but keep my budget in check, healthy meals all around and a piece of mind when planning out our meals.
I have created my FIRST EVER PRINTABLE! Below you will find a weekly meal planner, a shopping list planner and a few a Grocery 101: a few of my favorite tips on grocery shopping!
So to go into a little more detail on those tips, here they are!
Plan ahead- Think about what you want to serve your family and make a menu. This will help keep the pizza ordering and stress level down a bit lol.
Create a list- Look through your cabinets to see what you need. Avoid buying stuff you already have.
Budget accordingly- Set a budget for your meals. If something is on sale you will be able to purchase more for next time or save it for something else!
Only buy what your family will eat- I love brussel sprouts, but I'm not going to buy them for my family! As much as it pains me to not see them eat them, I don't waste the money and I buy something more "family friendly".
Shop "around" the store- I read this back in 2011 I believe. I was at the library and they had this book from LL Cool J sitting on a shelf and it was talking about health and fitness. I was just starting my weight loss journey so I grabbed it. Hey LL is super fit so I knew it would have great tips. The one that stuck out the most was this one. Shop "around" the store. When you go to the store stay on the outside isles. This will help you avoid things like chips, sweets and over processed foods.
Buy whats in season- I know this can be a hard one, especially if certain seasons produce more of your favorite fruits and veggies. But shopping in season will help you cut costs!
Buy local- When you buy local, you are supporting local farmers. A lot of times believe it or not, local farmers markets have better, cleaner( to pesticides/ non gmo/ organic) produce for a cheaper price.
I hope you like these printables that I created.. You can get them here!
What are you doing to get yourself on track this year? Let me know in the comments below!