Soooo, I'm attempting to put my recipes and meal ideas in one place, on good old fashion 3X5 index cards. I hope this will help me create a nice, tidy collection of recipes I cook regularly and rotate. When I sit down to menu plan, I can just reference these cards without getting on the computer and flipping through books, or worse, just winging it.
On one card I made a list of easy, mostly nutritious, minimal-prep-required snacks. I can take this card along with me to the grocery store and instantly be inspired. So often, I'm standing in the store thinking we need snacks!, but for lack of planning don't know what to buy. This way I can also take advantage of sales. Look at the card, see what's on sale, and there's my decision. End of story.
|bananas, not bannas. Now I have to re-write this whole card.|
Another realization I've had recently is if I make a good plan, staying in budget takes care of itself.
Like so many other areas of taking care of the house, I'm learning to make food planning easier and more efficient without losing quality.
What are your go-to snacks?