How much real thought and planning go into your grocery shopping?

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Registered: 04-07-2008
How much real thought and planning go into your grocery shopping?
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Mon, 05-16-2011 - 9:37am

Do you actually sit and plan meals and consider healthy options before you got to the grocery or do you just arrive and start filling the cart as you walk through the aisles?

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Registered: 05-02-2011

I have a regular menu that I rotate that requires pretty much the same ingredients (chicken breasts, shrimp, whole chicken, beef burgers, pork chops, salmon) and a whole pile of vegetables. On any given day I do a pulse check to see what my husband feels like (and consider what the weather will allow from a bbq perspective) and then go from there.

I usually take a list for the non-weekly stuff that we need, but that's it.

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Registered: 11-26-2001

Sometimes, I need the store for inspiration.

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Registered: 01-03-2001

I do keep lists of what I use from the pantry but I don't plan meals until the day so--- it's a combination of randomly walking the aisles and buying what I KNOW I need...



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Registered: 08-16-2006

I have to plan out my meals for the week and I try to shop for those particular items that I have on my list.

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Registered: 11-16-2001
I pretty much get the same things each time so I do have an idea what I am going to get before I get there, but I also see what's available at the market or supermarket. This is especially true when living in Europe, as fruits and vegetables are available according to the seasons. It's less so here in Southeast Asia, where most fruits and vegetables are available all year long apart from some fruits.

The only time I make a list is when I am making something new or I am cooking for guests.
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Registered: 06-03-2009

First I'll figure out my grocery budget for the next 2 weeks and then I look at the ads for stores near me.

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I try to, but sometimes I plan better than at other times.

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