A well-stocked pantry makes he althy eating easier. And since no one wants to spend their weekend grocery shopping, Extenso reveals its time-saving tips.
A well-stocked pantry makes he althy eating a lot easier. And since no one wants to spend two hours of their weekend grocery shopping, Extenso reveals its time-saving tips.
1. Choose your moment
At the grocery store, no one escapes traffic jams: crush at the checkout and w altz of bumper baskets.
To keep a good mood and shop efficiently, it is best, as much as possible, to avoid the hour before meals and weekend afternoons. It is therefore preferable, if your schedule allows it, to go early in the morning on weekends or even on a weekday.
2. Go solo
Don't bring a spouse or child to avoid stretching the sauce unnecessarily. By saving on time spent at the grocery store, you'll have more left over for family activities.
3. Decide what's in your basket at home
It's always easier when youknow where you are going.
Plan 3-4 dinners for the week and list the ingredients needed. So you won't waste a lot of time wondering what you could prepare for a meal and going back to the different aisles several times to get everything you might need.
4. Group the foods on your list
By grouping the foods on your list as much as possible according to the layout of the items in the store, you will avoid oversights and unnecessary round trips: fruits and whole fresh vegetables, breads, meats, preserves, dairy products, frozen foods, etc.
5. Spot the sales
To save, put together the menu for the week based on the bargains at your grocery store. Also be sure to note discounted brands on your list. Of course, reading the flyer and cutting out the coupons should not be done on the spot…
Planning groceries in advance is a great way to cut down on unnecessary time spent at the grocery store and eat he althier with a well-balanced menu. On your baskets, get set… cheers!
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Last updated August2008