Save money and less stressed by planning your weekly meals. These free printable weekly meal planner pages will help you stay organized all week long!
When you’re a parent- or just responsible for all the cooking- meals times can feel stressful and overwhelming.
You are responsible for coming up with, shopping for, preparing, and serving all of the meal- and sometimes it’s easy to fall into a rut of take out, convenience foods, or just being in a rut of serving the same foods over and over again.
Luckily, there’s an easy solution: Meal Planning!
And with these free printable weekly meal planning pages- your menu will be a breeze!
The Benefits of Meal Planning
Meal planning might seem like sometime small that won’t make a big difference in your life, but this simple step can make big changes in your life.
Here are just a few of the benefits:
Meal planning saves money. Meal planning gives you an exact list of foods and ingredients you will need for the entire week. This means you don’t have to guess on your shopping list and you can “shop” for your fridge and pantry and use up things before they go bad.
Plus with a good plan, you will be less likely to opt for fast food or going out to eat.
Meal planning saves your sanity! I don’t know how many times, 5:00 has rolled around and I am standing in the kitchen, staring in the fridge wondering what in the world should I make tonight?!? But with meal planning you won’t have to wonder or scrounge around for something to cook.
Meal planning tells you what to do. Your plan tells you the future, so you know what meat to defrost, what items to shop for, what ingredients to set out, etc. And this makes your life less stressful!
Of course, meal planning only works as well as you make it.
If you write out a plan and then forget about it, or forget to check it the day before, it likely won’t help you. This is why I suggest posting your printable meal planner in the kitchen in a visible place- like on the fridge.
Free Printable Weekly Meal Planners! (PDF)
There are 7 different weekly meal planner PDFs to choose from.
All of them include enough space to plan all 3 meals, 7 days a week. There’s also a shopping list space included in most of them as well.
If there’s not enough space for your entire shopping list, head over and print out a Printable Grocery List as well.
Just choose the planner you want, and click the link to download it to your computer to print.
Cute Weekly Meal Planner Printable in Pink
This meal planner has a space for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for all 7 days of the week.
It also includes a spot to write your weekly shopping list.
Printable Weekly Meal Planner in Purple & Teal
This cute meal planner also has a spot for 3 meals a day, 7 days a week.
And it has lined spot to write your grocery list for the week.
Simple Black and White Weekly Meal Planner
Don’t want to use as much ink? Here’s a simple black and white weekly meal planner!
There’s a box for each day of the week with plenty of space to write breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
This planner doesn’t have a shopping list, but it has a place for notes.
Cute Weekly Meal Planner with Shopping List & Tasks
This cute and colorful meal planner with shopping list has lots of space to write down all your planned meals.
It also has a place to write any preparatory tasks such as defrosting, chopping, or marinating, that needs to be done before hand.
Simple Weekly Meal Planner with Shopping List
This cute weekly meal planner is simple and unlined, but has plenty of space to write down everything you need.
You can write notes, daily meals, and your shopping list.
Black and White Meal Planner Divided by Meal Type
This black and white printable meal planner is divided by both day and meal type.
There’s a section for dinner, lunch, and breakfast- so you can be completely organized with your meals all week long.
Simple Weekly Meal Planner in Pink
The final meal planning page is simple and unlined.
It has a place for 7 days of meals, notes, and your shopping list.
You are free to use these printable meal planners for personal use. Please don’t share the file, but if you’d like to share the meal planner templates with friends, please forward this page to them so that they can download the file themselves. This download may not be used in any commercial fashion.
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