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PRINTABLE GROCERY LISTS SIMPLIFY YOUR WEEKLY FOOD PLANNING

Aug 29, 2013

Printable Grocery Lists Simplify Your Weekly Food Planning

Have you ever run to the store to grab milk, and walked out with potato chips (they were on sale!), fresh blueberries, and a loaf of bread, but no 2% in sight? We've all been there—we blame it on the (post) pregnancy mom brain.

Fortunately, this situation can easily be avoided. A little forethought goes a long way when it comes to food shopping, which is exactly why we love printable grocery lists. We scoured the internet for the best shopping lists for every family (healthy! cost-conscious! diet! vegetarian!) that will make your life easier. Here are a few of our favorites:

1. The Basics: This list from The Peaceful Mom makes it easy to stock up on essentials. Take a quick pantry inventory, then check off which staples you need from the store!

2. Health-conscious: If you struggle with which fruits and veggies to buy organic, take this list of the "Dirty Dozen" and the "Clean 15" with you to the grocery.

3. Cost-conscious: The $5 Dinners blog is a great resource for families trying to save a little cash. Every week author Erin Chase publishes a week's worth of recipe ideas plus a list of all the ingredients needed to cook her meals on a budget. 

4. Diet-conscious: Check out Shrinking Kitchen's weekly meal plans, plus their coordinating grocery lists.

If you like your grocery list to have a bit more personality, print out this template from Hello Cuteness, or this one from Pinch a Little, Save A Lot, and fill in your week's menu plan. 

Still not sure what to cook tonight? Check out the slideshow above for which types of produce are in season right now, and click here to download Whole Nine's handy guide to fruits and veggies all year long. 

By Caroline Hallemann

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