I found an easy way to save money and stick to my diet is to plan my meals monthly. I allow my kids to pick meals, and make them healthy. I then go to the store one time for everything and then two more for fresh fruits and stuff like that. I have saved almost five hundred dollars in the last three months. When I have reached my goal, I have money for our trip to Hawaii!
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I started making a healthy crock pot soup each Sunday and I portion it out to take for my lunches throughout the week. It is quick and easy and saves me time trying to get everyone out the door in the morning!
Tracking our food is important. To make it easier and save time make a couple different meal plans for both breakfast and lunch for the week. Then use the food grouping tab so you only have to put in one thing for each meal and itís done. When I get tired of those meals I make up new ones and add them to a new group. Tracking is so easy and sticking to meals is also much easier for Iím no longer guessing what Iíll have or grazing while I look for something to eat.
Whenever I get any change I try very hard not to spend it. It's surprising how quickly it adds up. Every nickel, dime, quarter and loony (Cdn. dollar bill) goes into a savings bank and only when it is full does it get emptied and rolled. Recently after just 4 months I had almost $400.00
A very easy way to save for something special for yourself.
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