It’s easy to feel overwhelmed in a grocery store. Aisles ushering you around, every product trying to convince you to buy it. Without a plan your cart will be full of random food that doesn’t mix. Then you’ll end up with uneaten spoiled food, and that’s a hit to your wallet. For New Year’s everyone wants to save money, eat better, and get more control over their lives. These Hero Tips will assist you in all three. They’ll help you stay focused, buying the right food, and save you from needlessly spending an arm and a leg. Follow these steps, and keeping a resolution will never be tastier.
Map out your meals
Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Do your best to factor in how many times you’ll eat out during the week. This isn’t rocket science so don’t overthink it. Once you’ve done this you can buy food that matches up with your schedule.
Buy food for more than one meal
If you buy ground beef for tacos one night, use the meat for nachos later in the week. Your shopping list will be shorter and you’ll have a greater chance of eating everything you buy.
Don’t leave your leftovers
When you have dinner leftover, bring it to work the next day for lunch. The longer you let it sit the better than chances you’ll forget about it.
Make sure you cover your meats
Get different kinds. Mix it up with chicken, pork, sausage, fish, shrimp, etc. Your weekly meals shouldn’t become routine, but you don’t have to venture out too far.
One reason you’ll want to change up your grocery list are changing sales. Most supermarkets will have a buy one get one free or 50% off sale on a different item every week. A perennial New Year’s Resolution is to save money, and this is the perfect place to start. Your bank account stays full, and you get to eat diverse food every week. You can’t get more win, win than that.
Maintain sanity in your kitchen
Clean your pots, pans, and dishes. The biggest roadblock to staying in to eat instead of ordering out is cleaning. Don’t get too far behind. Hero Clean Hand+Dish Soap is there for quick washes when you need a fresh pan.