Weekly Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning in 10 Minutes

Y’all, some weeks this motherhood gig just kicks me in the butt (bottom, sorry Mom). I am just being frank.

During those weeks I am so thankful I have started simplifying my meal planning and grocery shopping.

Because sometimes the thought of taking yet another 6pm trip to the Chickfila with a 4 month old makes me want to die.

I have made meal planning easier by organizing my recipe Pinterest boards with only things I will actually make for dinner. Because who am I kidding? I am not making pecan goat cheese encrusted salmon for dinner with a baby on my hip. Then I open up the recipes in my browser that I plan to make that week. I quickly scan the ingredients making note of the things I need from the store in order to prepare it.

Then I open up a Walmart grocery pick up tab.

Which means I am shopping at Walmart which I never thought I would say.

Well I am not actually shopping at Walmart. I am taking advantage of their free grocery pick-up. I order all my groceries online, and then schedule a pickup the next day.

On pick up day I pull up to the store, give them a call and an attendant brings everything to my car.


No hauling of a 16.5 lb baby through the store to find what I need.

Seriously, it could not be easier. I have even done it while the baby was napping in the car.


Could anything be better? I think not.

And the bonus is I am not making impulse purchases so I am spending less. Cue that multi-pack of underwear that seems like a good idea at the time. #grannypanties

And lastly, the Walmart website remembers what you ordered last time so it makes  the items you buy weekly even easier to order.

If you want to try it here is a $10 off coupon that you can use with your purchase. Just click the link and start shopping. :)


3 thoughts on “Weekly Grocery Shopping and Meal Planning in 10 Minutes

  1. I couldn’t agree more, Rene! I discovered the free Wal-mart pick up the first week we moved and have loved it ever since. Maybe I’ll see you at the designated parking spaces! ha! I like the Pinterest idea – will definitely give it a try!

  2. I despise Walmart, but I may actually have to start buying our groceries from there soon to save money. I’m glad I stumbled across this blog. I’m in the process of trying to start meal planning and budgeting myself.

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