How many times have you come home from a long day and wished you didn’t have to cook? Have you ever wanted a fresh, balanced meal waiting for you? Meal planning is the solution for any busy bee or someone who likes the peace of mind that comes from scheduling their days and weeks in advance. Meal planning is easy, cost-effective and can prepare you and/or your family to schedule meals and snacks with the goal of saving time and money. Read below for some meal-planning tips and tricks and see how Ream’s Food Store will be your go-to for all your meal-planning needs!

Make A List and Stick To It

More often than not, you’ll have to make a trip to the grocery store before you can start meal planning. Before you go, pull out your favorite recipes (or find some great ones online), and write out all the ingredients you’ll need for the week. Making a list will help you stay on track when you’re shopping and you’ll be less inclined to throw in unwanted snacks or treats. Make sure to save this list for any future trips to make life a little easier!

Let Kitchen Appliances Do The Work

With popular kitchen appliances like the Crockpot and Instant Pot, meal prepping has never been easier! Slow-cooker recipes are amazing go-to meals when you want to throw all your ingredients in a pot before work and have it ready to eat by the time you and your family gets home. You’ll love how easy it is to throw in all your ingredients and let your food cook while you’re busy with other things!

Buy Now, Save Later

When it comes to meal planning, you’ll likely need a lot of groceries to prepare meals for the entire week. With most food prices increasing, it can be hard to know which grocery store will have the best prices for all that you need. Thankfully, at Ream’s Food Store, you’ll save big on meal prepping essentials like meats and produce so you can stock up on groceries and know that you’re getting quality products at a great price!

Invest In Food Storage

Investing in storage containers for your food will help with food preparation, organization and keep your portion sizes under control. This will help keep your food fresh and you can add expiration dates to each container to remind you of when you’ll need to eat each meal by. Glass containers with flexible lids can be a great investment for meal planning and will be durable enough for you to tote around while you run about.
With all these tools at your fingertips, meal planning has NEVER been easier or more accessible. Follow these tips and tricks and visit Ream’s Food Store the next time you’re meal planning. You’ll love the meals you create and how much money you saved by prepping and shopping at Ream’s!