So, now you’ve made your menu. I want to talk to you about freezing your spending.
First – set your dollar amount you are aiming to. I find that 20$ per person per week which is recommended in the War on Debt by Dani Johnson tends to be high at our house! (We have 17 people here much of the time.)
Then, make your menu!! (hey do you need help on your Sunday dishes? This is how I do Sundays )
Make your grocery list according to your menu. Seriously, if you aren’t eating it on the menu, don’t buy it!
Don’t shop when you are hungry! (Truth!)
Don’t shop with kids (ok, that isn’t possible for some of us but if you do, then turn it into a game! have helpers, price checkers, calculator people.. whatever you need!)
What do you not need to buy? Time to hit you with a truth. Mommas, we need to be making more from scratch. If you are buying food made with preservatives and a whole bunch of pre-made stuff, it’s time to start learning more about what it means to say home-made! if you are on facebook, look me up, I’ll get you added to a beginner group for real food cooking! In the beginning, I thought things like hamburger helper was home-made, I was so wrong!! We need to get back to eating food closest to how God made it, whole and good for our bodies! That means limiting white sugar,white flour, pasta and preservatives!
Alrighty, clearly more to come. Take some baby-steps with me, and help get your food budget under control.