Lately, I’ve been thinking it might be time for The Hubby and me to start meal planning. It would help our new quest to cut back on food waste and probably wouldn’t be all that hard since I tend to eat the same things out of habit anyway.
What I’m wondering is: Where the heck do I start? With only two of us, I know it won’t be nearly as complicated as it would for a whole family, but what’s the best way to go about it? Weekly planning? Monthly planning? Should we take into account recipes we can make with our new crock pot? I’d like to also save money by syncing our plan up with current grocery store sales, but what’s the easiest way to do this?
Once we get a system in place, I’m sure it will start to make things run a lot smoother, but it seems like it could also take a lot of extra work.
I know that normally I’m the one giving you guys the ideas (or at least giving you some ideas and then asking for yours as well), but this time, I’m totally at your assistance.
Do you recommend any meal planning sites/apps that would help someone just starting out? How much time does it take you on average, if you currently meal plan?
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