kmart weekly ad ocala fl Plan ahead. Whether you're cooking your meals ahead of time to store in the freezer, or just planning your menu and shopping lists in advance, it helps to know what you're going to eat, and when. With fewer last minute food-related decisions, this also helps keep your family away from developing a first-name relationship with the pizza delivery guy! (And your own home cooking is probably a lot healthier than the pizza guy's wares, anyway.)
Set your grocery budget and then make sure your menu and grocery list fits your budget. Don't plan on eating Chicken Cordon Bleu tonight if your budget only allows for rice and beans. And don't let yourself give into a pity party, thinking, "We can only eat rice and beans tonight. Boo hoo!" Rice and beans are good food! Just think how healthy your family (and your budget!) will be.
Plan your meals around items you already have on hand, and around the sale flyers from your local grocery stores. But be warned: Moderation in all things. One time I found ground turkey on sale for four pounds for a dollar. Well, being the good little frugal person that I am, I bought forty pounds. Forty pounds?! Yikes! Do you have any idea how sick and tired my family got of ground turkey?