Y talked to me about my grocery shopping habits. I tend to prefer to grocery shop twice a month. I usually spend around $150 to $200 per trip and get the items that we will need for the next couple weeks. Y asked me not to do that because we have so much food in the house after I go shopping. He does have a problem controlling how much food he eats and he said that its too hard for him to control his eating habits when we have a full pantry and fridge. I'm trying to respect his wishes and grocery shop less but its so hard. I think that I spend more because I have to go to the store more often. I also notice that I am less likely to pick up staples like rice and flour when I shop for only a few things at once.
I think that the most efficient way to grocery shop is to menu plan for 2 weeks and shop for everything that we will need. I have to supplement those trips by buying milk and some produce in between.
Does anybody have any tips on how to grocery shop with smaller trips to the store? Do I still menu plan for a week? It sounds silly but its hard for me to shop for an entire week and only buy what we will need for meals. I have ended up not doing much menu planning and just picking up the essentials to get us through.