Throughout our almost eight years of marriage, I have tried SEVERAL different grocery methods. I'm pretty organized, so we've always made lists and had a plan. And we're always tweaking our plan to make it fit our needs more appropriately.
Currently I have a spreadsheet with every possible grocery item on it, and when I need something I put the quantity in there and then hide everything that I don't need. There's a meal list (7 days worth) on the same page. So I first make my meal plan for the week, then I fill in all the groceries that I need, print the paper, and shop. It's pretty easy and straightforward.
My problem right now, however, is that this plan only works if I FEEL like sticking to the plan. But when I'm pregnant, tired, and not feeling all that great all the time, sometimes I just don't feel like cooking. We've been "cheating" and getting take-out lately when that happens, but that's not exactly the best option for us.
So does anyone have any healthy and cheap options of how to keep to a sane diet while worn out and tired? I don't want to get take-out every time I don't feel like cooking, and TV dinners are just about as expensive and not much more healthy. I'm stuck...