Friday, April 11, 2014

{free download} Printable Meal Planners

When my husband and I were first married, I made a monthly menu plan and grocery list and we went grocery shopping together once a month. We stuck to a great budget and I always knew what I was going to make for dinner. Over the years, I've gotten very lax about this and thus our grocery budget is non existent - I tend to buy whatever I want/need. Well, with another baby coming and other expenses that happen with the birth of a child, we need to get it under control so I'm starting a menu plan again. This time will be a little bit different - I am going to do it two weeks at a time instead of a month at a time and I am going to plan all our meals instead of just dinner. I created two free printable meal planners to use (maybe this will help keep me on track) and I would love for you to download them and join me!


I am committing myself to two months of menu planning to see how it goes. Hopefully this will help my budget and help me remember to make dinner everyday!


Printable Meal Planner #1 
(click picture to download PDF)


Free Printable Menu Planner #2
(Click picture to download PDF)


37 comments :

  1. Great idea. And maybe that would actually help me start to plan out my meals haha! I am terrible at it.

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  2. Cute meal planners and perfect for keeping things straight. I'm thinking if you laminate them they become reusable.

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    1. That is a great idea! My husband got a piece of metal sheeting and screwed it to the back of one of our cupboard doors so its magnetic. I think i'll laminate the planner and hang it there!

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  3. I really need to get a hold of our meals and budget too. We are getting ready for a move in a few months and things are starting to get a little crazy. Maybe when we are settled I can be very strict on what I make and how much I spend.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this! I have been looking for something that will help my meal organization! I feel like I am doing the same thing over and over and over again. Hopefully planning them out will help me try some new recipes as well

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  5. These meal planning printables are great. By planning meals in advance, you help to save yourself tons of money on groceries.

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  6. Thanks for sharing. I'm about to put together our meal plan for next week.

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  7. I am going to save this. I need to start planning meals so that we know what we need to buy and try to save some money. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I've been thinking of doing something like this for the longest but still have yet to get around to doing it. Thanks for the freebie. :)

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  9. I love these! Pinning for later visit and for my Pinterest fans. :) Thanks so much!

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  10. I could use this, it would come in handy for making meals as well as remembering when you made them. I just went through the refrigerator and could not remember what was made when - I had no idea if it needed to get used quickly or not.

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  11. Awesome meal planner! I love meal planning because it saves me so much time and money. Thanks for sharing this.

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  12. I rarely plan meals, especially with my sibling's picky pallet. But maybe it's worth the risk!

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  13. These are great-- thanks for sharing them. I really need to start planning our meals better, as I am trying to get everyone to eat more healthy foods.

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  14. Yay I love meal planners! This is great, I'm going to save it and pin this

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  15. I could definitely benefit from meal planning. Most the time I have no clue what were going to eat for dinner until it's the evening time.

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  16. Planning meals can really come in handy. It's saves so much time and money. This will help me keep organized and on track.

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  17. I know if I planned our meals we would save money and time. I also wouldn't always be wondering what to cook, LOL. This is great!

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  18. great idea!! i often splurge too much while food shopping. thanks!

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  19. This would definitely come in handy. Thanks for this. Amber N

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  20. O have been trying to plan our meals, but it has been a real disaster. Thanks for these planners, hope that they help me out :D

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  21. This is so cool, thanks for sharing!

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  22. I love your meal planner! Got to print this one too so I can be organized in my cooking this week.

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  23. This is great! I need help with this all the time and a lot of times end up making something off the top of my head without all the ingredients. I tend to meal plan one month, then fall behind the next. I really need to stay on top of this!

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  24. I love these and they will totally come in handy! Thanks

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  25. This meal planner is so pretty! I could totally see myself hanging it in my kitchen

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  26. Thank you for these helpful printables.

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  27. That's very useful, we could totally use one. Our meals are too chaotic.

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  28. This is so cool and we can all benefit from it. It addresses 3 very important things - our health and our budget! Thanks for sharing this!

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  29. These meal planning printables are great. By planning meals in advance, you save a lot of money on groceries.

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  30. what a wonderful way to stay organized, so need this!

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  31. What a wonderful resource! I am terrible when it comes to meal prep and planning for the week! These will be a life saver!

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  32. I think this will help me avoid the last minute meal decisions that always have me scrambling. Thanks for sharing these printable meal planners!

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  33. What a wonderful way to organize and control your spending better! Thank you for sharing this with all of us!

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  34. I have been looking for a new meal planner printable.

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  35. I'm bad about this because I'll try to plan meals but when that day comes I never want what I planned <--troubles of being preggo...

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