It's pretty easy to make dinner after a shopping trip that looks like this:
Not so easy when the fridge looks like this:
One of the ways I make my budget work is to challenge myself at the end of every week to throw together a meal with whatever is left before I go shopping the next morning. That takes some serious work sometimes when I don't buy any extraneous foods. It has worked well so far though.
The first week I made enchiladas with leftover corn tortillas, leftover shredded chicken, an extra can of red beans with chili sauce, and 3 different kinds of leftover cheeses.
The second week I made these twice baked potatoes with leftover broccoli, kale, chili, and sliced american cheese.
I challenge you to make an entire meal out of leftovers the night before you go grocery shopping. Get creative, use Pinterest, and have fun with it!
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