Always have a plan
To jump right into dinner prep, you’ll need to know what you’re making (roughly) and have those ingredients on hand. Having a plan will also keep you honest, knowing you have the good intention to cook from home and not order in from your folder of take-out menus. Map out a dinner plan for the week and make a shopping list for all those ingredients. Group the shopping items by location in the store such as dairy, fresh produce, and pantry to speed through the market. Check out these secrets to healthier grocery shopping.
No, not Chinese food. This online ordering is for ingredients. If you have no time to hit the market, look into local delivery services for your groceries. You will be amazed at how quickly and easily you can create a master list of kitchen staples. Many of these delivery services are inexpensive or even free, and you can order online, in pajamas! Ordering online can free up part of your day to do the actual prepping and cooking.