Today I am going to walk you through my meal planning set
The pages can be printed at any size you like! See this post for printing tips and instructions (including a step by step video tutorial).
There are 12 perpetual monthly menu’s which are great for dinner planning. Simply write the date on the line at the top left of each square and then fill out your dinner menu. You could use colour-coded pens for different food groups (e.g. red for fish, green for beef ect.)
If you prefer to plan your menu on a weekly basis:
This sheet is ideal for printing, laminating and attaching to your fridge. I recommend using pegs with magnetic backing decorated with washi tape! The notes section can be used to list food that is nearly run out/has run out then added to your weekly shopping list.
There are two different shopping lists in this set. A categorised one for grocery shopping:
And one that can be used for general shopping, errands and to do’s:
There is a pantry inventory which can be attached to a clipboard and hung from a hook on your pantry door:
There is also a categorised 3 page pantry inventory if you have a big family or are lucky enough to have a huge pantry!
There are sections for: spreads, snack foods, miscellaneous, baking supplies and canned foods.
Next up is the fridge/freezer inventory:
First, I list the item under the relevant category. Then, when I purchase the item I put a line from left to right in the first box. When the item is finished, I then put another line from right to left (to make a cross) so I know to check to see the pantry to see if we need more.
For those who like flexible planners. This weekly meal planner is perfect!
There is space to plan whatever meals you like for each day and write your shopping list on the one handy sheet! When it’s time to go grocery shopping you can simply cut the grocery list and take it with you!
When I’m browsing through magazines or recipe websites online (such as taste.com – my personal favourite!) I like to make note of recipes to try so they don’t get lost in the favourites on my computer. Once we try a recipe I give it a rating (1 being awful and 5 being awesome).
This is another weekly meal planner (I know there are a few but this set is designed to be flexible so you can use all the sheets or only the sheets that suit you).
This menu planner is great for people with big handwriting who don’t like the confines of lines! This one is also perfect for attaching to your fridge or even a whiteboard (if you are organised enough to have a command centre in/near your kitchen). You can write your grocery list and errands to map out the most efficient route to the shops and back!
Lastly, for those who like to meal plan 2 weeks at a time:
This ones perfect for a binder (there is room to hole punch all planner sheets in my shop).
This set comes in 5 colours! Choose between black, green, hot pink, dark blue and my personal favourite – purple!
– When you open the files there will be light blue boxes where you can type in your information (this will NOT remain light blue when printed).
– You can still print and hand-write on the sheets (the blue boxes won’t appear on your printed copy)
– The fillable font is helvetica in black
– The checkboxes are not editable. The forms are intended for filling out on the computer, then printing out and checking each item off as you go
– The actual layout of the printable including pattern, pattern colour, font style, existing text ect. are not editable and cannot be changed
Here are the direct links to each colour if you would like to purchase:
This planner set is part of the household binder starter bundle, household binder bundle, mega household binder bundle, organized life, super organized life, get it all, healthy lifestyle and work at home mama bundles
All sheet are (c) AllAboutTheHouse https://www.etsy.com/shop/AllAboutTheHouse and are for personal use only – thank you!
Happy meal planning!