I created a grocery list form that has columns to list items that are grouped together in different parts of the grocery store (dry goods,meats,produce,frozen foods,cleaning supplies,pharmacy,other). Add items as you think of them. Menus on other side. When shopping menus can be updated as needed.
The menu is also a form that I print every week on the other side of a blank grocery list form. The menu has 4 columns (breakfast, dinner,snacks2go, snacks-at-home) and list all available food items & WW pts in these categories. A smaller section on the bottom lists ideas for next week's menus.
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Make a budget, menu plan, and grocery list and stick to it. #Note2Self
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To stay on a healhty eating track, I plan my own menus and make up my grocery list during the week. On Saturday I go shopping with my list and menu and stick with the healthy foods I have planned for the week. By having these with me I stay on track at the store and stay away from the junk food.
I make a menu for the upcoming week. Take inventory of pantry, freezer, etc., add any ingredient needed to itemized list. I usually shop at one store,so I have grocery list divided by isle, and note on list if I have a coupon. I stay exclusively to my list unless the store is offering specials.
I buy milk in gallons, then freeze. You have to pour a bit off the top so the containers don't burst, but just use a pitcher. When I am going to need a new milk, I just take out of freezer, put in fridge, it will thaw in a day or two. Use as usually would.
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