• Christine B

    posted on February 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I streamline my shopping by keeping a running list of both the upcoming week’s meals and needed grocery items (based largely on the meals listed) on a whiteboard. That way as we think of meals for the next week or run low on stock items it can simply be listed and I don’t have to go through everything each time I want to get groceries. I’m also fairly good with a mental list of what we need each week based on what we’re having, which I’m thankful hasn’t been hit too hard by pregnancy brain. It helps that I primarily shop in only 3-4 parts of the store, so I can mentally go down the aisles and think if there is anything else I need to add to the list w/o actually being in the store. I do some internet shopping – mostly items that we use a fair amount of, are non-perishable, and I can get cheaper online. There are also certain items I can only get at our health food store, or that I buy in bulk at a wholesale store, and those get added to the whiteboard as we run low (I usually stock up on the items at the health food store, assuming they aren’t perishable.) When I go to actually write my list down on paper to take to the store, I categorize by department or aisle, which streamlines my actual trips.

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  • Wendy Cuba-Danca

    posted on February 11, 2012 at 9:00 am

    I am EXTREMELY impressed with this website and I have shared it with my friends who focus on gluten-free issues. Your design is also amazing as well. I look forward to following you and learning from you as I live a gluten free lifestyle too.

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    Wendy

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  • Robyn

    posted on March 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I also streamline my list by aisle and I pretty much refuse to go to more than one store (we have an excellent, albeit small Natural Grocers here) oh and the farmer’s market… Because of meal planning, we have cut back our shopping to just once/week, even once every 9 days! Online shopping really saves me time and $$: raw cacao, chia, gogi, almond flour, olives.

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    Wendy MacLean Reply:

    Would you mind sharing where you buy your raw cacao, chia, gogi and almond flour online? I’m searching myself for great suppliers but haven’t yet found any.

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