Try menu planning
Menu planning may sound like a hassle, but it can be as simple as the basic outline pictured here. Created by our Reuse Design Challenge winner Staci Wedland of Crafty Staci, this simple menu planning board makes it easy to map out meals by day and shop according to what you know you’ll need.
Use a calendar, note cards or whatever works for you, and reference your weekly menu when making shopping lists. Controlling portion size will be far easier when you’re buying for a specific purpose rather than simply grabbing things off the shelves.