While you are at the grocery store, think about your week or days ahead and then shop accordingly. Buying foods for unrealistic circumstances only leads to waste, which does no one any good. Once you have your plan in mind, start thinking about your meals for the week and make a list. If you will be out of town half the week, plan for that too in your budget and shopping sizes.back to menu ↑
Make A List
Shopping lists help you stay the course and they are most definitely the best way to stay organized amongst a sea of choices. They also help you stick to a budget if you actively have one each week. So what does this have to do with frozen vegetables? The more veggies you buy frozen, the less you will have to budget for later on. They stay fresh much longer.back to menu ↑
Life can get so busy, and this tip may come easier for some than others but hear me out on this one. Take a few hours on your weekend (Sunday perhaps) and cook, chop, and prep the annoyances to get them ready for the week. What are the annoyances? They are the onions, cooking chicken, chopping vegetables if you buy them fresh, and cutting up fruit like strawberries. Those simple tasks can feel absolutely daunting when you just want to eat, and don’t have time to chop, slice, and cut food. It also helps you in the Crock Pot department. It is so satisfying to throw in already chopped up onions into a crock-pot ready to cook.
If you want to save time all together, simply buy frozen and throw the veggies in a pan to cook when you are ready. There is no pressure to eat them if you have a busy week ahead, and you will always have a nutritious option waiting for you in the freezer. There is nothing worse than making a “hungry” decision by reaching for the simplest calorie available to you (chips) and feeling bad afterward. Get prepared with the little things, and they will turn into big wins later on! Ready, set, grocery shop!