Ever struggled with meal planning? If so, you're going to love this week's episode, where I'm sharing the 4 simple ingredients for meal planning on a budget.
1. Decide the Number of Meals and Snacks
One of the first steps in meal planning that is often overlooked is deciding the number of meals and snacks that you're going to eat for the week. This step is important because when you don't take the step to plan it out you might find yourself grabbing something from the coffee shop or gas station.
Those little trips add up, which is why it's important to plan ahead as much as you can so that you're not wasting money buying overpriced things at the convenience store that you could have gotten for so much less at the grocery store.
2. Shop Your Pantry, Freezer, and Fridge
Have you ever found yourself restocking your pantry or your fridge after a shopping trip only to realize you just...
Why does it seem like it costs more money to eat in rather than eat out?
The cost of healthy food is often one of the biggest challenges for people who are just getting started on their healthy eating journey.
The one thing I've learned as a nutrition coach and through my own trial and error is that not having a food budget is a surefire way to spend a whole lot of money "you don't have."
That's why in this episode of A Spoonful of Soul, we're talking all about how to make a food budget that you can stick to (and still eat out!)
1.Track Your Current Budget
When you know where you are, it's so much easier to plan where you want to go. That's why the first step in creating a food budget is tracking your current food budget. That means not only the groceries but everything else from those dinners out with friends to that candy bar you grabbed at the gas station.
All these things add up and one...
How do you save money on groceries used to be a question I asked myself all of the time!
Whether you're shopping at your local grocery store or a high-end market, you've likely experienced a grocery bill that wasn't exactly what you were expecting.
That's why as a nutrition coach who specifically helps people eat healthy on a budget, I knew that tackling this problem was essential for my community. Because if you don't feel like you have the budget to eat healthy, you're not going to.
If you've been frustrated with how expensive it is to eat healthy, you're going to love this post, where I share my top 5 money-saving grocery tips! Click through to watch.
5 Money-Saving Grocery Tips With No Coupon Cutting Required!
Don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for couponing. If you're like me you've likely forgotten to bring the coupons you spent hours clipping with you to the grocery store or that app you downloaded...