march 24, 2023 | other prompts →
It’s common for folks to visit the grocery store once per week and gather ingredients for each meal they plan to make. This is a great way to manage your grocery spending and prepare ahead of time for your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. One of the most painful part of this process is making your grocery list, ensuring that you have all the ingredients necessary to fully execute your weekly meal plan. This prompt will relieve you of this burden, placing the responsibility of your ingredient list in ChatGPT’s hands. Now only if it could go shopping for you… 🧺
Recommended AI model: GPT-3.5 or GPT-4 (Access both via ChatGPT)
Please list all ingredients in a singular list). ChatGPT will also provide helpful tips to save money and/or ingredients, such as “For tomato bisque, you can use the canned tomatoes, onions, and garlic from other meals in your plan.” Make sure you specify any dietary restrictions or preferences (such as “Please only provide organic ingredients” or “I am allergic to shellfish”) if you want to ensure ChatGPT doesn’t include ingredients that you cannot use. Keep a running list of these items, and items for the ingredients you currently have at home, that you can copy-and-paste into the prompt each week to cut down on typing time. You can also ask ChatGPT to remember the ingredients you want excluded or the ingredients you already have at home so that you don’t have to list them each time (it will remember it, up to a point). If you want to take this prompt a step further, you can also adjust the text to ask for ChatGPT to provide a meal plan for you. This will cause ChatGPT to recommend a full meal plan alongside your shopping list (make sure you let it know of any dietary restrictions!). I haven’t tested this much personally, so if you end up with some gnarly meals then you only have ChatGPT to blame.
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