I love it when my kitchen is cleaned, and everything is organized. It heps me to stay focused while cooking, and overall it makes our home feel good. Here's a few easy tips that I've learned over the years:
Use Jars to Organized:
I really love large see through jars to organize food in our kitchen. The oversized jars are perfect for flour, sugar, and homemade concoctions. Smaller jars are also great for seasnonings, add ins (nuts/chocolate chips, etc.), and even coupons!
Keep A Running List:
I have a magnetic list that I keep on our fridge. That way, as we run out of items, I can keep the list going. It's a great way to stay on top of things, and meal plannng is so much easier!
Meal Plan Once A Week:
I know there are tons of methods, but I seem to fare better with once a week meal planning. I usually write down 5 to 6 meals for each week. I double check ingredients, make a list of what I need, then go from there each week.
Stock Up On Frozen Meals:
Whether it's stocking up with your favorite frozen quick meals, or just creating your own freezer meals, make it a habit each month. There's nothing better than a home cooked meal than can be pulled out of the freezer on buser days. It's a great stress saver AND time saver!
Introduce New Meals:
It's easy to get tired of the same meals each week. Try to introduce a new recipe at least once a week or every other week. This gives you a chance to try something new, and keeps temptation of eating out at bay.
Try to Shop in Season:
When it comes to fruits and vegestables, try to shop in season. By doing so, you'll be able to keep your fridge stocked with healthy choices and at a much better price. You may also want to consider freezing and canning vegies as they go on sale.
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