Yesterday, we started taking inventory of what was already on hand, and rotated stock. Excellent start; you’ve began reducing your grocery bill by eliminating the risk if bringing home duplicate items (over-stocking works well for dried goods, not so well for perishables).
As illustrated by the “3 day chicken” example I gave yesterday, meal planning can be simple, and result in balanced, nutritional meals that will fill your family without breaking the bank. By knowing what you currently have on hand, you can now begin to design a dinner plan. So, what are your favourite meals?