Surround yourself with real foods
It makes sense if you have more real food in your home, you will eat more real food. Over the past couple of years I have made long strides in buying more ingredients and fewer pre-packaged foods.
I have mentioned several times that I stink at meal planning. Despite that, I do prepare most of our dinners from scratch. What helps me is I have a comprehensive list of all the food and non-food groceries we use regularly in our house.
I use that list for determining what groceries I need to buy each week. For each item on my list, I also include where I normally buy the item and how much it costs there. This information helps me when I am price comparing at other stores. Plus, it helps me to make sure I am only buying ingredients that I will actually use to make the homemade meals my family loves to eat. [Read more…]