Food makes up 12 percent of a household budget. By being prepared one can maximize their budget by shopping at their hometown grocery store. The three main steps to maximize your shopping experience is to have a plan, prepare a list, and to shop smart.
Develop Healthy Habits
Involve the family with the grocery shopping and preparing meals. This is a great opportunity to teach children about nutrition and a feeling of accomplishment. By teaching your children healthy eating habits while modeling these behaviors yourself, you can help your child maintain a healthy weight and normal growth.
Quality Family Time
An important benefit for any family is time spent with children. Research shows that children who have regular meals with their parents do better in school and have healthier relationships. Eating at home instead of at a restaurant gives the entire family time to talk about their day. If you are constantly on the run and are always eating out – you lose that quality time to communicate with your loved ones. Cooking at home gives you a chance to connect and talk about school with your children and discuss your day’s events with your spouse.