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Planning your meals ahead of time saves money, saves time, and encourages healthier eating.

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"I don't have time to plan my meals."

  • Budgeting, planning and grocery shopping is a great way to teach your kids about the “real world” so get your kids involved!
  • Decide which recipes you would like to cook for several meals.
  • Before going to the grocery store: check your fridge, check your schedule, ask your family what they'd like to eat.
  • Sort your grocery list according to type of food: produce, meat, dairy, and dry goods.
  • Buy produce that can be added to many different meals, so the leftovers from one recipe won't go to waste.
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Check out the meals plans on this site. Take out your phone or a piece of paper, and jot down dinner ideas for the next three nights. Use that next time you shop.

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