So I don't know about you, but we live off of a menu/grocery list. Back when I first moved in with Joey, we would go to HEB (the greatest grocery store ever) and buy anything our heart desires. Then I saw our monthly grocery bill and we were spending enough for a family of 4-6 people - ridiculous! We try to keep only
fairly healthy items at the house, which a) cost more and b) have no preservatives so they only last a week or so depending on the item. Our grocery bill could probably be a little smaller, but at least we're trying to eat healthy, ha.
For those of you who know Joey in real life, he is Mr. Technology. Anything technology related that we deal with in our life Joey takes care of. Anything from wiring surround system to phone apps, he does it all. Joey found the Grocery Gadget app and we love it! I am able to make a menu (on a note in my iPhone) and then from the menu, I add all of the ingredients I need to the Grocery Gadget app. Once you've used the app and gotten it all set up (which takes a little while so be patient!), you will have 90% of your regular shopping items already saved in your phone (vs having to look them up in a massive list). When you are ready to shop, the app sorts your grocery list by category. You can customize the categories based on your particular grocery store. You can even customize which items are in which category (for ex: pesto is found in our produce department so I have pesto set up under produce). The best part (especially for married couples) is that the list can be synced with other people so one person can add something to the list and the other person will see it. Joey adds things throughout the week that he needs (so do I), so I always make sure to pick up whatever he needs, as well as what I have on the menu for the week. Everyone needs this app!
I was in no way compensated for this post. I just really love the app and wanted to share!