I posted this years ago and wanted to share it again. As a busy family of 7 with a grocery shopping budget, it pays to have family dinners planned and ready for preparation. These dollar store bins and a few clips are just wanted I needed to organize. Each week I would write out a simple meal plan, I would go through the pantry and add items I already had to the bins, canned food, seasonings, veggies that are okay stored in a pantry, etc. I would check my list for items I would need to purchase.
These days I use more fresh and frozen vegetables than canned and have eliminated almost all processed foods. This method can also be used in the fridge if needed. I purchased 5 shallow long bins for the fridge to do this there as well. It makes me feel so much better just being prepared.
I love to cook but only if the meals are healthy, easy, and yummy. .