Planning meals for your family for the week, and then making a grocery list can be seem overwhelming unless you have a system. In the month I’ve been planning my family’s meals, I have found a system that works for me. I am sharing my meal planning printables with you.
Over the past month, I have gotten a routine down when it comes to planning our meals for the week, and then making the grocery list for those meals. Pick the meals, and make a list of ingredients I’ll need to buy at the store. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? I thought so too. Until I found myself going in circles at the store, backtracking because my list was an unorganized mess and I was forgetting things.
I found myself writing things down in the same format week after week. Planning the meals the same way, making the list, and then organizing the list by departments/isles in the store. I was drawing them up by hand every week, which was taking as long as it took to plan the meals for a week.
Stress Free Meal Planning Printables
I have made two printables that work together to make meal planning and grocery shopping more organized, less stressful. The Weekly Meal Plan let’s you write down your meals for each day of the week, and has a place to write the shopping list of things you’ll need to buy. The Grocery List by Department, let’s you organize the previous list by departments/isles in the store to eliminate backtracking because you forgot something.
I have been using the printables for a couple of weeks now and it makes everything, especially the grocery shopping, so much easier. In fact, we can get our weekly shopping done in under an hour with these printables. I hope that you will try them, I hope they help make your meal planning easier and more organized!