Look in your freezer, cabinets, and refrigerator. Make a note of what you currently have on hand. You can save money by using these items in the upcoming week’s meals. 

Use a worksheet, such as the Create a Grocery Game Plan Worksheet to plan your meals and figure out what items you need to buy.

Create a list of recipes to try. Find new ideas for healthy and low cost meals based on what you have on hand, foods your family enjoys, and foods that are good buys. Search recipes by ingredient using the SNAP-Ed Recipe Finder. Be sure to include some family favorites along with the new recipes.