Click here for a list of meal planning, budgeting and shopping tricks. Depending on your diet, proteins, fruits and vegetables, grains and dairy products are all items to include on your list to have on hand and build meals for your family. For some additional ideas regarding grocery lists, budget suggestions and pantry stocking ideas to make your trip to the store easier, click here. For a video with tips on how to avoid breaking your budget at the store, click here. To better understanding unit pricing and how it can save you money on similar food items, click here.
Basic meal components to have on hand:
- Proteins: Various meat, beans, legumes, nuts, and nut butter.
- Fruits and vegetables: Fresh or frozen. Keep in mind, frozen fruits and vegetables retain the same nutritional value as fresh because they are picked and frozen at peak freshness.
- Grains: Rice, pasta, oats.
- Dairy Products: Milk, cheese, yogurt.
Click here to watch a video explaining how to make a store list before you go to the grocery store. Remember to check the labels of the food items you buy at the store. Click here to watch a short video explaining what to look for when reading the labels.