1. Throughout the week as groceries run low, I keep an on-going grocery list in my journal. On Friday nights (when the groceries are scarce and ordering uber eats is on the menu) I review my list and schedule a grocery delivery for Sunday morning.
2. My journal has space to write down recipes I want to try. I usually have to tweak recipes I find to give it them that extra oompf! Its convenient to glance at my list while prepping ingredients.
3. Safekeeping. Yes, I know I can always save the recipes online, BUT lets be real... how many times have you gone back to your saved IG or TikTok and haven't been able to find what you were looking for? Exactly. Plus, you can always pass them on to family and friends. I plan to share mine with my newborn baby girl!
I'm not the type of person that scolds myself in the moments I overindulge but when I do its not hard to get back on track because when I see the notes in my journal, I'm reminded of the goals I set for myself. I want to encourage you to do the same. Give yourself some grace, eat the things you love and save a few bucks while doing it.
P.S. I'm dropping my favorite seafood recipe below if you need a quick dinner idea.
Heavy whipping cream
Cajun crab dip
Jumbo pasta shells
Rao’s Alfredo sauce
Italian cheese mix
PREP TIME: 30
COOK TIME: 30
Pre-heat oven to 375
Saute onions, add heavy whipping cream and Alfredo sauce
Boil shells until soft
Stuff shells with crab dip
Place stuffed shells in pan
Pour heavy cream and Alfredo mix covering shells
Add all cheeses on top, bake in oven for 15 min
Cool and enjoy!