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Make a budget, menu plan, and grocery list and stick to it. #Note2Self
If SP's suggested meals don't work for you, there are several online tools or downloadable forms that you can use to help you plan healthier meals. If you're using a PC, you can also try Microsoft Works.
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.
I've used the software 'Living Cookbook' for years to help prepare my menus for the week. Now, I use it to track my calories, sodium, and nutrients.
I got it free, online, for a 30 day trial. But then, it worked so well for all phases (grocery list making, menu planning, inventory, etc, recipes) of food that I decided to purchase my own copy.
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