The meal plans are an example for those members who don't really have a plan, and are wondering what a healthy meal plan , or menu looks like.
I would just turn off the meal plan, OR.. divide foods into freezer bags. It isn't like this is the only time SP will recommend bacon or brussels sprouts, and both will last a long time in the freezer. You may spend a lot of money in week 1, but when you are using leftovers from that big bag of veggies, or the lb. of bacon, those servings will be essentially free for that week.
If you turn off trackers, then you can use the tracker foods as examples, and have broccoli 3X this week, instead of 1, and spend less this week. The overall cost though will be the same, since eventually you will eat all the food. You don't eat 1 serving, and throw the other 4 away. My freezer doors are lined with veggies I don't plan on eating for 1-2 weeks.
The other thing you might consider is that in a pinch, when you find yourself feeling a little bit hungry, having veggies available might be better than planning to have no extra food in the house. Instead of going to McDonald's, why not eat a few servings of veggies? Better for you, and certainly cheaper in the long run.
I know personally that my " grocery " bill is a bit more expensive, but my " food " bill is way down since I started eating healthier.
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