Weekly Meal Planner Printable: Plan your Meals in Style
I have been meaning to make my life simple by writing down most of the stuff that needs to be done. I designed this menu planner recently and love using it. I love how there is so much space to write the menu options for all the days. The shopping list section on the right hand side helps me decide with grocery shopping.
Every new year’s, or back to school time, I decide to make ours a healthy lifestyle by cooking most of the meals at home, following a consistent workout regime, using coupons, trying to save money and what not (you know it all, don’t you?).
But within a few days, I find myself to square one. After all, with the busy lifestyle we all have, it’s really hard to create that perfect routine. Most of us try to juggle multiple tasks at a time, and by the end of the day, find ourselves exhausted.
And one of those days, we think to ourselves, what’s the harm in doing the takeout one day. Same thing happens the next day or the day after. And the days just add up. We tend to skip cooking at home most of the time, do the take out or go for processed food. But it’s not always healthy and not very economical.
In situations like this, I’ve found that meal planning ahead of time really helps. Of course, it’s important to rope in the whole family and distribute the cooking tasks. Create a meal plan, get everyone to name their favorite meal, give them the option to pick a nutritious meal, fix a day to dine out. When you plan ahead of time, you’ll find yourself at ease.
I first designed this in letter size, but then many of my readers requested half letter as well. So I’ve created these in four sizes now – A4, A5, Letter and Half Letter Size. Simply plug these in your planner binder or stick them on the refrigerator.
Writing down meals menu for the week helps when yo want to check back what you had a few days earlier. With the shopping list on the right side, I make sure to shop for only groceries I will need for the week.
Weekly Meal Planner Bundle
This Weekly Meal Planner is absolutely free for you to download, and is part of my printables library. Simply download and print as many copies as you want.
This template is also part of my Weekly Meal Planner Bundle, found here. This bundle comes with printable items like fridge, freezer, pantry inventory, grocery and shopping list, three versions of weekly meal planner templates, recipe cards etc. This bundle comes in letter size, and you can print as many copies as you want.
That’s where this Weekly Meal Planner can be very helpful. You’ll find yourself excited about filling in the menu items.
Weekly Meal Planners. This Weekly Meal Planner comes with total of 10 pages. There are three versions of this meal planner, two portrait and one landscape.
Fridge, Freezer and Pantry Inventory. Let’s face it, most of us end up throwing away food items from the fridge when we don’t consume them, and they go bad. That’s where this fridge, freezer and pantry inventory sheets come in handy. You can keep track of what’s in the fridge, freezer and pantry. When you go grocery shopping, you’ll already know what to bring and what not to bring. This way you’ll end up throwing less and saving more.
Grocery and Shopping List. This brings us to grocery and shopping check lists. These are included in the package as well. Grocery Shopping List is divided into different categories like Carbs, Protein, Fruits / Vegetables, dairy, beverages etc. This will help you shop for nutritious food items. You can keep in check if you and your family is consuming healthy most of the time. There are check boxes on these sheets. These help you mark off the items off of your list.
Recipe Cards and Recipe Conversion Sheet. I print these cute recipe cards on the card stock and use these to write down our favorite recipes. Everyone in my family gets these cards to write down their fave recipes. Sometimes you may need a reference where you got the recipe from, so you can fill out the field “From the Kitchen of”. Recipe Conversion Sheet always stay on my fridge door, whenever I need to covert certain units.
This weekly meal planner is available for instant download in a PDF file format. It is a total of 10 pages and to be printed on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
This one is going to be such a life saver and money saver!
So if you have been contemplating cooking at home but can’t plan ahead of time, this Weekly Menu Planner is something you, most certainly, need in your life. Not only can you plan ahead of time with this planner, you will end up saving money in the long run.
Make sure to grab your copy so that you can feel relaxed knowing what’s cooking in the kitchen for the next week.
Have fun Planning Your Weekly Meals Menu! 🙂
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