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6-to-1 Grocery Method Is Good for Budgeting, Tough for Large Families

  • Chef Will Coleman created the viral 6-to-1 shopping method on TikTok.
  • It suggests buying six vegetables, five fruits, four proteins, three starches, two sauces, and one fun food.
  • The method is designed to simplify grocery shopping, saving time and money.

A new grocery shopping method has gone viral on TikTok for promising to make the chore easier, faster, and cheaper.

The “6-to-1” shopping trick was created by chef and media personality Will Coleman with a fairly straightforward set of rules: When grocery shopping each week, pick six veggies, five fruits, four proteins, three starches, two sauces or spreads , and one fun food.

Coleman explained that the method forces you to meal plan and stick to a list, which makes shopping faster and steers you away from impulse purchases. This comes as high grocery prices continue to make a dent in Americans’ budgets.

“This makes grocery shopping way easier, way cheaper, and you get in and get out, so you’re not there all day long,” Coleman said on TikTok. “The 6-to-1 method has changed my life.”

The 6-to-1 method looks like a smart plan and easy enough if you are cooking for one or two people. But what about a family of four with two picky teenagers, like my situation?

I made a shopping list and headed to our local HEB to find out.