Couponing is only one way to save money on groceries..and while it’s one of my favorite ways to do so, creating a menu can also help you make use of all the great deals you are getting.
I can’t tell you how many times, I’ve looked up from my computer and see that it’s 4:00pm and think “Oh crap, I didn’t take anything out of the freezer for dinner”. Then I’m forced to run out to the grocery store or get take out. I realized I was spending too much extra money due to my own lack of preparation, so..I decided to start a menu and it has made a dramatic impact on my food budget. I rarely have to run out last minute to the grocery store and it’s nice to know ahead of time, what’s for dinner!
There are a few ways to create your family’s food menu: