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I’m using mostly what I’ve got on hand to meal plan this week. See what’s on this week’s menu and how I use a food inventory list to save money and reduce waste.
About every three months or so I like to take a little food inventory. It’s quite simple to do.
First, get out a pen & paper. I like to use the Grocery List Template from Ultimate Portion Fix. Then go through your fridge, freeze and pantry writing down everything you have on hand.
There are various reasons we end up with extra food. A recipe may make a large amount of food so I freeze the excess leftovers. Life gets busy or I’m too tired to cook leaving ingredients unused.
Food doesn’t last forever, even in the freezer so it’s important to go in and see what you’ve got so you can use it before it goes bad. Eating what you’ve got will help you save money and reduce food waste.
To learn more about eating what you’ve got check out my Eat What You’ve Got Challenge.
WEEKLY LIVE MEAL PLANNING
Want to see how I meal plan in real time? Check out this week’s live meal planning video to see how I planned this week’s meals in less than 20 minutes.
Be sure to join me every Wednesday at 4:00 pm Central for a Live Meal Planning session in the Healthy Meal Planning, Easy Recipes & Beachbody Support group on Facebook. Click the link to join now.
PRINTABLE WEEKLY MENU
The weekly menu is a word doc so you can download and make changes to suit your needs. Just click on the image below to download, edit and print. I’ve included the regular menu format and the Portion Fix Meal Plan Template.
PORTION FIX MEAL PLAN TEMPLATE