I am a diehard meal planner. I find it keeps me organized, knowing what to buy, and ultimately saves me money. My method is to keep a home binder, almost like a planner, and I print free printable meal planners off Pinterest. They are great for everyone! From stay at home moms to professionals, it will help you keep organized. Of course, if you are not even the print it out type of gal, even this won't work. There is still hope for you! You can get just about any type of meal planner from one you stick on the wall to meal planning notebooks. I've got the best of those for you here. I personally bought the chalkboard type so my family can see what I've already planned.
For the rest of us who want to save and print, I've compiled my favorite printables in hopes that they will help you as well. Check them out and let me know what worked for you. Let me know what worked for your family.
Post-It Meal Planner
I love the idea of this as you can rearrange the post it's. From Mamas Got it Together
Weekly Meal Planner w/Shopping List
I really like that the meal plan and shopping list are on one sheet. From Lil Coconutty
21 Day Fix Planner
Typically I am NOT one to promote anything but I feel like the 21 day fix is great for some. Using colored containers, you make sure to eat the appropriate amount of protein, veggies, fruits, healthy carbs, and fats. This planner helps keep track of that. From Crazy Good Life
Meal Planner w/ Spot For Workout
A printable planner that will help keep you on track for eating healthy and working out. From Wholefully
Planner w/ Trackers
Stay healthy and organized with this FREE Printable Weekly Meal Planner! You can track your veggie servings, water intake and more! From Printable Crush
Happy Meal Planning
Printable Menu planner and recipe cards for the Happy Planner. From Amber Downs
Natural Look Meal Planning Kit
Simply fill in meal ideas for each day of the week and create a shopping list to make it happen. There is also a notes section to add any details you want to remember. From Green Child Magazine
This amazingly complete printable meal planning system from The Cottage Market comes with several options and colors of a weekly planner with either a notes section, a shopping list, with Breaky, lunch, and favorite meals, plus recipe cards and shopping lists!
Another Complete Planner!
This complete system comes from one of my favorite bloggers, Dear Crissy and it is so complete with:
- Two meal planner cover options
- Baking conversion chart (metric/imperial and halving recipes)
- Favorite recipes sheet
- Refrigerator inventory list
- Freezer inventory list
- Pantry inventory list
- Grocery list
- Shopping list
- Weekly meal planner
- Holiday meal planner
- Recipe cards
- Pantry inventory
- +15 recipe category divider sheets
I think what I love about this one from Simply Happy Momma is how different it is.
Meal planning works for me. It keeps me within budget, I know what to cook, I know what to thaw, there are no excuses. I've actually printed several different ones in my binder to prevent boredom! Let me know what works for you and which you liked the best.