A lot of what we eat requires very little meal prep so that makes it easier on me. Eventually, I do intend on trying to meal prep a little more but I will work on that when I get more settled with my meal planning! I think with stuff like this it's all about the baby steps. I also want to try to store up some freezer meals mainly because I love the idea of having the meal already prepared to cook and all I have to do is put it in my crockpot or oven.
The reason I began meal planning was to save money on my grocery bill and stick to a budget. After this month, I am now a believer that it works! At the beginning of the month I set a budget of $350. This was based on what I spent in September and adjusted to how I thought I could do better. In October I spent a total of $311.93 on groceries which leaves me with $38.07! I feel like this is pretty good because once I bought peanuts to boil and a couple extras that we didn't really need. That amount also includes pizza from Pizza Hut because we got a really great coupon in the mail.
I'm going to keep the amount of $350 the same for November and see how I do this time around! Maybe I can get that number even lower this month. Although with Thanksgiving coming up, we'll just have to see how that goes! :)
Sunday: Lemon Pepper Chicken
Wednesday: Leftover Hamburgers
Thursday: Leftover Jambalaya
Friday: Cajun Chicken Alfredo