So, I aborted that mission and hit the drawing board. I went over what I usually bought and cut the meat portion of the list in half then doubled everything else. I shopped according to the meals I was planning to make for the week to prevent my produce from spoiling before I got a chance to use it. I also tried to be very realistic about how often I planned to cook. I'm not against preprepared meals they're helpful in a bind and they are healthier, cheaper alternative than eating out. Being realistic also helped cut down on food waste and eventually saved money.
Below I am going to put a sample grocery list. I do want to say that I did not buy everything at once; a lot of the produce was bought the day before I would need it. Some items are what are essential to my family, but not to everyone else. This list should be used as a tool for your shopping trip and not your actual list.
Spinach (LOTS OF SPINACH)
2% Cows milk
Almond milk (unsweetend)
Meat (for my husband)
A pack of chicken breast
3 lbs of ground beef
I hope this helps make the first grocery trip a little less daunting! Feel free to share your own grocery list in the comments below!
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