Budget Tips, Food

Marker Board Meal Planning Guide

Groceries is the number one easiest category to go over budget on! Here is how I use a marker board for my meal planning to save me hundreds of dollars on groceries every month!

Meal planning and meal prepping can be extremely stressful if you have no idea where to start. If you are constantly finding yourself getting last minute take out because you don’t know what else to do at 6pm. If you constantly find yourself going to the grocery store and mindlessly wondering through the store, then coming home with things that you already have at home. Or you grocery shop with the greatest of intentions, but end up throwing out a ton of food after a week or two because it never got consumed. It is time to start meal planning. Meal planning gets a little bit of a bad name because people think of all of the fitness gurus out there that tell you that you should only eat chicken and veggies for every single meal. Meal planning and meal prepping does NOT have to be like this. It can be absolutely delicious. Meal planning simply means that you have a written plan for the food you are going to purchase. I have found that my marker board method of meal planning works great because it puts everything in the same spot. It gives you a full list of what you are working with. Marker board meal planning allows you to highlight foods that need to be used up. The marker board itself can be used every week and it can stick to your fridge for easy access. I love being able to have everything written out in front of me so I can make a plan! Things You Will Need to Get Started: Marker board for inventory¬† Different colored dry erase markers (These are the ones I have!) Patience and Time Steps to Meal Planning: 1) Create a complete list inventory of items in the kitchen My very first step of meal planning is to go through my pantry, fridge, and freezer to make a complete list of EVERY single item.¬† I use my marker board to make this list in a way that is very simple for me to use. When I list things out, I try to…

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