Your Grocery Spending Can Quickly Destroy a Budget!

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  1. Wes says:

    We use cash for our grocery budget as that is also the only way we have been able to put a hard limit on how much we spend.

    As far as eating the same 7 meals… you may be onto something there.

    • Chris says:

      Cash is IMO the easiest way to limit your spending. There’s just something about handing over bills vs a card.
      And we’ve been doing the 7 meals for over a year now and it’s been great!😀 Thanks for the comment.

  2. This past year I got into food prepping big time! (We are talking 30-40 freezer meals at a time). I was a little overboard at first, then learned what my family and I would like to eat from frozen, vs. what we should prep Sunday for the week. I’m big on leftovers, perfectly happy eating the same meal 7 days in a row. My family = not so much. So, my lunches are taken care of eating the same thing every day, and then we try and make an effort to make a night meal that will serve as their lunch the next day, and go from there. Crock pot is frequently used!

    • Chris says:

      That’s great. Meal planning always seemed to be too much of a hassle for my wife and I. Crock pot meals are great though. One of our 7 meals is a crock pot meal.
      Thanks for stopping by. 😎

  3. Dear Chris,

    We often eat meals that resemble the meals from the week before but I’ve never actually thought of PLANNING it that way. I always just have certain staples on hand so that I can make our favourite meals when dinner time comes. Lately, I’ve found that deciding what to have for dinner takes up a fair amount of my mental brain power during the day and it’s weighing on me.

    Since reading this post, I’m going to pick our 5 favourite meals (allowing two days for leftovers). Then, depending on our schedule, I’m going to look at our calendar and plan our meals a week early. Then, I know what’s for dinner before I even wake up in the morning.

    Thanks for the idea.

    Besos Sarah.

    • Chris says:

      Great! Chalk one up in “I don’t have to worry about that” column. It’s worked famously for us.
      Thanks for the comment and for stopping by. 😁

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