As a kid, I felt like the grocery store was a big part of my childhood. It always started with the same process each time, the grocery list. My parents kept a piece of paper on the counter to fill out the grocery list throughout the week. Even my sister, brother and I would scribble our essentials on the list, junk food! Right before heading to the grocery store my mom would fill the rest of the grocery list out and yell to my dad “anything else?”.
Grocery shopping can be dreadful if you do not prepare properly.
Sitting down to prepare on a piece of paper the meals I will be cooking for the week not only saves time but also money. In my early adulthood, I would never have a grocery list because I thought I could remember it all in my head. I was in my 20’s after all. But that caused for a lot of food purchased that I never ate and had to be thrown away. I’ve spent a good 10+ years grocery shopping. Now I know a grocery list is the piece to your weekly food puzzle, thanks mom!
I do not like to waste my time in the grocery store so having a proper grocery list is a must. I can navigate through the aisles faster if my grocery list is in order of the store. Meal prepping has helped greatly with not wasting time in the grocery store (or money).
Meal prepping is something somewhat new to me. I always thought it was for people that were body building or frequently meeting with a nutritionist but that is not the case. Meal prepping helps stay on track of your food goals and pick healthier options. Plus it saves money too. Win, win! The list is so important to my meal prepping success