Saturday afternoon comes around and my mind starts racing–What am I going to eat this coming week?
I like to plan out all my meals, go to Whole Foods Sunday afternoon (the easiest way for me to earn my steps that day) and get everything I need for the week. With my list in hand, I cruise the aisles and get everything I need in one swoop and start meal prepping for the week when I get home.
When it comes to meal planning, I’ve been known to be a little bland. I’ll find something quick and easy to make, like rice with some veggies and tofu mixed in, and make it over…and over…and over again until I get sick of it.
Lately I’ve been trying to broaden my horizons and cut my costs like this–
Food bloggers have some great recipes with the cost broken down. I’ve found countless recipes from food bloggers and another recipe source I’ve discovered is social media. Every day I come across a good looking recipe that Whole Foods shared on Twitter and I immediately Pin It and put it on my “To-Cook” list.
Every Sunday I make it a point to check out some of the display meals at Whole Foods. They always have something new and I’m always a sucker for a free sample.
This isn’t like that show about crazy couponers who spend hours clipping coupons and planning their attack. Before I walk in, I’ll grab a coupon book to see what’s on sale. 9 times out of 10, it’s something I need, and I end up saving some money.
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Some people hate giving gift cards, but I love getting gift cards and using them and that’s why I’m giving away a $100 gift card to Whole Foods. Fill out the form below and I’ll announce the winner next week. You can even come back every day to get more entries.
How do you Beat the Bland and make tasty meals on a budget?
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