one of my favorite things to do every week is meal plan. i love looking at all of my coupons, checking my favorite blogs for new recipes, making our weekly menu and making my list for the grocery store! sometimes i make a grocery order online and pick up at the store (which is SO SO easy and i encourage everyone to try it), but for the weeks i don’t, i love to handwrite my list.with a toddler in tow, it is very important for me to navigate the grocery store as quickly as possible because i never know how long claire will sit happily in the cart. i’ve found that i hit the produce department first, then head to the meat and dairy section and then go up the aisles in the middle of the store for the few items i need there.
sticking to the list helps me stick to a budget and not be as tempted by end-cap items and unhealthy treats! i made a free printable for you to use while you meal plan – i hope you find it helpful!