How to Create a Flexible Grocery List to Save Money
Hey ya’ll! It’s your girl Haley
I’m the girl behind Brewing Happiness
which is a health and happiness website, dedicated to recipes for all definitions of health.
I have partnered with Mint for a few articles and videos to talk to you about
saving money in the food category of your budget.
So today I’m going to teach you how to create a flexible grocery list
that helps you take advantage of what’s on sale in your grocery store.
So I’m going to through a very brief overview of how to do it in this video
but there’s an article linked below that you can click on.
I’m going to include a mock grocery list as well as some examples meals you can create from that.
So here’s the brief overview:
Your first tip is to go to the grocery store with three ideas of what you can eat for breakfast.
That might be yogurt and granola, eggs and oatmeal.
And when you get there, you see what is on sale and that’s how you decide what you eat for breakfast that week.
So, breakfast is done and now we move on to lunch and dinner.
Your second tip is to come up with a theme for the week
That might be Mexican or Indian, or even just Fall flavors
Whatever you want it to be
but it will help set parameters for what you’re going to look at so you don’t get home
with a bunch of miscellaneous items that don’t go together
So setting a theme will help you sort of tailor what you’re looking for.
Step number three is to loosely write out a grocery list
So that will look something like one grain, one protein, one green
and when you get to the grocery store, you will see what fits within your theme and also what is on sale.
Tip number four is to think about the versatility of the items that you’re buying
So within your theme and within what’s on sale,
Also think about what kinds of items you like cooked as well as raw
What things can work for breakfast and lunch or lunch and dinner
The more you can double up on what you’re buying for different meals, the more useful they are to you
and the more useful they are to your budget.
Tip number five is to not forget your essentials
Essentials are things like spices, oils, even lemons and herbs
all those things can be used to marinate your food or used as salad dressings, different things like that
so that will help with the versatility of your food.
So that’s a very brief overview, check out the article
for more in depth description of all of this
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and I’m there for any kind of recipe inspiration.
And I will be back with some more articles and videos like this with Mint, so
stay tuned. Bye!