If you are getting the hang of menu planning (or even if you aren't), here is another little tip that I have used to save some money on the grocery bill:
Plan your meals around the weekly sales at your local supermarket.
I get a sales flyer in the mail every Monday from my local grocery store. This can really be helpful in my menu planning. For instance, if I see that they are having a big sale on ground turkey and there is also a markdown on buns, guess what will be going on our menu? Yep, turkey burgers.
Some people love this challenge and others don't, but it can save money on the grocery bill. It's definitely an opportunity to be creative with your menu.......and to stretch a few dollars.