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Meal Planning Printable
I love meal planning for the week! Not only does it help us eat better, but it helps my grocery trips run more smoothly (and stay under budget!). My favorite aspect of meal planning is trying to get ingredients ready for the week that will save me time when it’s already 6pm and I’m rushing to get dinner on the table. I also love trying to create menus with similar ingredients, so I can use those throughout the week. For example, if I’m making Vietnamese Noodle Bowls one week, a lot of those same ingredients carry over into Bahn Mi Sandwiches, so I can pre-chop the cilantro, carrots, etc. and use those again later in the week.
Similarly, if I’m making Shrimp Tacos, a lot of ingredients carry over into my Steak Chimichurri Tacos. Grab a couple ingredients, prep them for one meal and have them easily on hand for the next meal!
I used to use our smaller meal planning notepads to plan menus and shop, but I’ve found those are getting small for us. They work best for a smaller family – we have 6 people now and our grocery lists are pretty big! I’ve created this new menu planner that is 8.5×11″. Much better size for a big grocery shop! You can get a notepad of it in the shop (52 pages so it will last all year) or you can click right here or the image above to print it out! I thought this Meal Planner Printable might be nice to help you plan out your meals and grocery trips. I love having my shopping lists organized by category, otherwise I always forget something.
Be sure to tag me @plumstreetcollective if you use it – happy meal planning!