When I was pregnant with my daughter, my husband and I ate take-out probably 4 times a week. I was tired and nauseated all the time. I really couldn’t have cared less about what I made for dinner. This was one of my biggest mistakes and a complete money-waster. The first thing I did when we started saving more money was create a meal planning chart. It saved me time since I wasn’t pressed to figure out a meal that day and still wonder if I actually had time to make it. It saved money since I used the stuff I already bought and it saved our waistlines since I was trying out new recipes that focused on healthy foods.