It’s not something I’m good at. I’ve basically bought more stuff than I can eat given the use by dates , unless I opt for a pig out.
I tend to buy very little when I go shopping, and then just go out and buy more when I run out. Usually I buy enough bread for 2-3 days max.
If there’s a sale on bread I buy a big bag and put half of it in the freezer.
Maybe look into items that can last longer, or be frozen down until you need them?
I go shopping once a week and I seldom have to throw anything out, I just buy small amounts
I try to be realitic when i shop. I don’t let myself getting carried away anymore buying more I need.
I buy a lot of dry food and cans. Today i bought about 20 meals for $50. They can be in storage for awhile.
It’s lunches that are more of a problem than evening dinners. I’m not sure what I could buy frozen in that respect.
Have got into the habit of buying 2 stir fry packs+ sauces+meat and alternating between a chicken in a bag or pork shoulder +microwave veg + prepared potatoes/sweet potatoes. That does 4 meals. With the pork shoulder the meat from that covers the 4 meals.
Well, what do you usually have for lunch?
I don’t know if it would be too much work for you, but I have been tracking my meals a week in advance, using a weight loss website called Sparkpeople. I use the tracker to make my grocery list and now I never overbuy. We are saving on average $40-$50 a week because I don’t go in blind anymore.
I’ve bought canned meat before. It has a distinctive taste.
I meant pasta and rice. Meat goes in the freezer or gets eaten in the first 48 hours. I don’t like canned meat either. I eat meals without meat sometimes often.
At the moment it’s thins with beetroot,cucumber and cheese ,soups,crackers with spreadable cheese + salami . I’ve also tried supposedly healthy stuff that comes in small pots , but it’s not that nice.
Oh. I just usually have bread with toppings, because it’s cheap. I buy the healthy sunflower seed bread, it costs almost nothing and it lasts for ages if I put i in the fridge.
It depends on your transportation options, along with fridge and freezer space. If you have good transportation you can buy small amounts of perishables with frequent trips, and occasionally buy a lot of frozen stuff. If your transportation is lousy and the freezer space is good buy more frozen stuff with as much as you can carry. Fruits and veggies are available in the grocery too. If your transportation is good and the freezer space is lousy then you make frequent trips to the grocery and buy less. If both are lousy buy things in cans.
If I buy bread I put it in the fridge. I’m not at all sure what toppings to buy to go with the bread. I was having scrambled eggs on toast but the microwaved scrambled eggs I did wasn’t that good.
Transportation is a good point. When the shop is close I can buy every day little bits.
But still having food supplies for emergencies.
Salami last for a long time as smoked meats.
Re transportation and frequency of shopping: My stepdaughter(usually) takes me shopping to do a big shop once a week . She guides me round the aisles with the shopping list I’ve made, and packs the stuff at the checkout. I’ll very occasionally go for a few items in the smaller supermarket in town.
What foods doesn’t last for 7 days. Fish, but i can’t think of anything else.
You got it made. Lucky man.
I used to plan out meals when I lived alone. One can of chef boyardee is a meal, so is one steak and cheese. I’d buy a container of 14 frozen cheesesteak meats and a package of 6 steak rolls. Then I use 2 sheets of meat for each roll and that’s 6 separate meals. Cereal lasts like two weeks, and PB and J is always the plan B.
I’m impressed @firemonkey. That sounds very delicious.
I’m wishing I could have toast and scrambled eggs. With some black pepper. Yummy
I’m not very good at timing the mixture in the microwave.