Money Mondays- Winter Food Prep

Autumn is in full swing and staying inside is beginning. In order to decrease the number of grocery shopping trips, I have created a winter prep list. I tried this last year and it went very well. This list allows for me to save money because I buy these items when they go on sale. It's based off common foods I make in the winter. For example, we do a soup, or stew at least once a week and a pasta about twice a month. My pantry is already stocked with homemade spaghetti sauce, salsa, tomatillo sauce, pickles and jam from my garden. My freezer is also stocked with some veggies from my garden. You can begin with this small Winter Food Prep List and build upon it.

For Freezer or Fridge:
(Dried, Frozen or Canned)
White beans
Black beans
Pinto Beans, etc.
Black Eyed Peas
Carrots
Peas
Lima Beans
String beans
Corn
Artichokes
Favorite Veggies

Proteins
    Meats
    Seafood (Canned or Frozen)
    Tofu
    Dried or Roasted Nuts

Butter
Eggs
Milk
Cheese

For Pantry:
Rice
Flours
Favorite Noodles
Crackers
Chips
Cookies
Chocolate Chips/Baking items
Seasonings
Cereals
Grains

Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Onions
Garlic

Now start paying attention, because grocery stores put these items on sale this time of year. Since we are Gluten Free, many of the pantry items I make from scratch. I just make sure that I am stocked up on the flours to make them. We also do not consume much dairy, but keep a small amount on hand for guest or special recipes.

Happy Prepping!!!

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