One of my New Year goals was to be more aware of my family's grocery budget.
Being a one-income family of four, it's easy to overlook - especially with the price of groceries on
I was just remembering with my husband the other day how when we first began living together 5 years ago we could live really well on $60 of grocery a week - for my him, my son and myself.
Our family does have one more member now, our toddler, but her tiny portions right now don't make much of a difference! And now it's difficult to stick to an $80 per week budget!
So I have been doing some serious recipe searching and menu planning! (Couponing in Canada is really restricted and I'm not able to double-up coupons or anything like that!)
A big part of menu planning is figuring out what you already have and what you need, how much it'll cost, and if everything added up can come together and fit in your budget. Not as easy as it sounds!
I often spend quite a few hours per week going over grocery flyers, recipes, and writing and re-writing shopping lists!
So I was happy to come across this great menu planning printable the other day from a neat blog called Life In Yellow (www.lifeinyellow.com)
Here's a snapshot of the printable being used (love the blogs background too!)
I am definitely going to be using this this week - my flyers came today so I plan to sit down Friday and make my list and this will make it soooooo much easier!! You can get this free printable by visiting lifeinyellow's blog post here!