Nothing New Month – Update #2

Well, well, well.  Here we are with only 7 sleeps until February.  That is a hard one to believe!  Where did January go?

With the dawn of February right on the horizon, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel of Nothing New Month {NNM}.  I’ll recap my thoughts about the month & my take-aways later, but for today I’m hitting on one thing in particular that shocked me about NNM.

Food.

I said from the get-go that food was a “need” and therefore was one of only a handful of items that were allowed to be purchased during NNM.  And I would still agree that food is a need.  And I would also agree that it is something that should be purchased during NNM.  But I was forced to look this month at the way I purchase food.  Here is what hit me square in the face:

A PLAN IS A NECESSITY!

A plan.  For me that means meal planning & a list.  Otherwise, I’m wasteful.  I’m willy-nilly. I’m overstocking a pantry and refrigerator with foods I don’t need.  And buying what I don’t need is really the entire point of NNM.  *sigh*

I have been using an online meal planning site for a long time now.  Plan to Eat.  I’m a BIG fan.  It’s easy to use, easy to add recipes, easy to plan meals for a day or a week or a month & it generates a great shopping list that is printable.  Makes the task of grocery shopping with purpose so much more pleasurable.  I highly recommend it!
Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

You can share recipes & menus & meal plans with others who also use Plan to Eat.  I get lots of ideas and recipes from others in the community.  Makes meal planning a bit more adventurous.  Give it a try.  I know you’ll love it & use it too.

 

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