Meal planning is meant to save money and time during the week. But, sometimes, the process of meal planning itself can be time consuming. Frugal living site The Thriftiness Miss offers a simple method for organising weekly meals -- plan using an inverted pyramid pattern.
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Writer Jessie actually calls it the "upside down triangle method", but the idea is the same: you plan your biggest meal first, then work your way down, according to left over ingredients:
For example, I usually make a couple of bigger meals throughout the week for dinners with siblings and parents. I start by planning these meals first…Next, I look at what I have and what I'll have left over to make up my other meals.
If you don't have a particularly "big" meal to make for a bunch of people, you can start with your most ingredient-heavy meal, then work your way down.
If you struggle to come up with meal ideas for the entire week, this is a great way to get started and make maximum use of your food purchases. Check out the post in full for more detail.
Grocery List Tip: Save Money With this Method [The Thriftiness Miss]