Meal Planning Shopping Lists for Kitchen Essentials

Written by on April 17, 2014 in Essential Kitchen Organization, Kitchen Basics with 0 Comments

Meal-Planning-Shopping-ListOne of the basic kitchen essentials is organizing meal planning shopping lists. Good nutrition is something we all strive for, but making life easier in the kitchen is a goal, too. That’s were a notepad handy in the kitchen can help.

Any old notepad could work. But one designed to help you plan out the meals and keep your shopping list together is better in my kitchen.

Meal Planning Inspiration

Oh, yes, I end up getting inspiration for a meal idea at odd times during the day. Something strikes me as a good meal option, and I need to write it down. Otherwise, of course, I will forget it.

It might be from an article I see with a yummy looking recipe. It might be from a show I’m watching. It might be an idea that I’ve never heard of before. This isn’t rocket science. It’s just coming up with interesting ways to get the proper nutrition into my meal planning.

When I keep a notepad just for meal planning shopping lists, I have a place to jot down the ideas. Then I can coordinate which meal for which day and what ingredients I need.

Meal Planning Shopping Lists

The meal planning shopping lists are what I take to the grocery store. Not only do I have the list of needed items, but I also have my meal plans ready to go. If I find a better price on something that could substitute in my meal idea, I know it right away.

The Never-Run-Out Idea

Like you, I have plenty things that are staples in my kitchen. Mustard, ketchup, coffee to name a few. These basics are things that I don’t want to run out of. So when I’m getting low, I add that to my shopping list.

That way, I don’t have to try to remember what I need. It’s all written down for me. It’s also easier to stick to my planning. I have less tendency to impulse buy. And less tendency to get junky food that I don’t need and don’t need to eat.

And my grocery spending has dropped as well. I know what the things are that I need to get for better eating. Those are the things that I get. Because everything is kept handy in the kitchen and right there on my meal planning shopping lists.

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