I’m always looking for ways to save time and money, so when my pal Kelly shared with me what she was doing, I knew I had to post it here at the blog!
She told me that she had a problem of purchasing food for her weekly menu only to have food purchased for a particular meal get eaten ahead of time. Not good. So she came up with the idea of meal planning and then placing all the meals in corresponding bins in her fridge.
She says she puts in all the ingredients she’ll need for the meal, “all the way down to the sour cream!”
Incidentally, she is also doing this for her smoothies:
I particularly heart that idea! Love the nice green spinach you’re throwing in there, Kelly! YUM!
She tells me she also preps lunches and snacks this way, and that it’s helping her keep her calorie count in check too. So you save money, save time, and you stick to your diet because it’s all prepped and ready to go? Sounds like a lot of WIN to me!
Want some plastic containers like these for your own fridge? Snapware has a great line of food storage products designed to fit together nicely in your fridge or freezer. I’m particularly partial to the Snapware Smart Store System of heavy duty modular storage containers that come in ten different sizes, all with locking lids (see above).
Thanks so much, Kelly, for allowing me to share what you’re doing! I’d love to know if anyone else does something similar? Or other ways to stay on task with your meal plan for the week? Please share!
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