Do you remember the show Supermarket sweep? I'm telling you - if it were still on - I would totally win. Grocery shopping is something I enjoy doing. But, I realize that it is not something that most people enjoy. Most people see grocery shopping as a chore and a dreaded one at that.
Grocery shopping is a key component of The Meal Planning Method. Today, I'm going to share three of our tips to make grocery shopping more efficient and enjoyable! Keep scrolling!
MAKE & TAKE YOUR GROCERY LIST
Don't forget a pen, too! Grocery list making is one of the KEY steps in The Meal Planning Method. I know, it can seem unnecessary to make especially if you always buy the same things or make a "mental" list. I know you're out there. But, trust us, making and taking your list with you; you will know exactly what you will be making and what ingredients you will need. This takes out the guess work, extra time and stress and makes grocery shopping and the cooking easier. Use our FREE downloadable planner to get started.
PICK A STORE
and stick with it. It's far too common that people shop at way too many stores. Now, I totally get that each store has it's own products and prices and I'm not saying that you can shop at other stores. But, make these other shopping trips less frequent and make a plan of what you will get from the specialty stores. Going to multiple stores in one week can be super time consuming. In addition, by choosing one store as your main store, you will become super efficient at this store. You will know where everything is and will be able to get in and out vs roaming around trying to find that one item.
Look at your schedule and pick a day and time that works best for you. I typically recommend a time on the weekends because that is when we have more time and less stress. It's important to not feel rushed, tired, or hungry when we grocery shop. This is when grocery shopping feels like the dreaded chore and we tend to buy things not on our list. Or we don't even bring the list at all. SO choose a time that works best for you. And keep in mind, this can change over time as life changes.
Let us know how these tips help your next shopping trip! Share with us in the comments below or on social media with the hashtag #MealPlanningMethod.