I really need to meal plan! We are spending WAY too much on groceries and takeaway. We duck to the shops way too much, and as we all know that adds up way too quickly!
I've read a couple of threads about meal planning but it's more for suggestions on what to eat. What I'm after is does it work for you?
I can plan for the week no problems but the thought of doing 2 weeks or maybe a month is daunting!
How long did it take you to be comfortable with your plan? I'm worried I'm going to go spend hundreds of $$ and then not keep it up and fall into old habits.
Do you spend less now? How did you get comfortable forking out a lot of money to start (even though I know you won't spend it the following weeks)
Do you just buy fresh fruit, salad and veg weekly? (I plan to use frozen too but definitely still want to use fresh)
Do you bake from scratch. I'm not a good baker, and I will normally make a boxed slice or 2 and cut them up for in the freezer so dp has something sweet to take to work. I also have a 1 year old so was thinking of making batches of pikelets to freeze. What else do you make from scratch?
If you bulk buy, where from? I'm new to the area that I'm in now but there is only a woolies and Coles. No Costco or anything like that.
I've also read that it's best to list everything in your pantry, is that true?
Any tips to getting started?