One of the reasons I've been able to stay on this vegan journey for 5 years is by always going to the grocery store with a detailed meal plan.
Tip for you:
Use a spiral notebook and jot down what you're eating for the week and what ingredients you need to pick up.
Not only does this keep your budget in check, but it will also get you in and out of the store in a reasonable time (even on crazy weekends).
I remember those days of being confused about what I should or shouldn't buy and wondering if my family would even embrace this new life with me.
I will say that once you're consistent, patient with yourself and family (believe me I know the struggle) and open to learning a new way of doing things, you will find that it isn't too difficult to stay on track.
Wegmans is my fave grocery store ever!
On this recent trip, we spent $151. This is enough groceries for about a week and a half for our family of 5.
Check out the full video here....
Recipes we made:
Green chickpea curry with couscous from Minimalist Baker
Green chili veggie burgers from Minimalist Baker
Chipotle black bean tortilla soup from Minimalist Baker
Snapea Crisps - Only the lightly salted and pepper version of this brand are vegan
Earth Balance vegan margarine