I was on Pinterest for a brief moment today and found this menu planning idea. While I loved the concept, I do like to plan more than 4 meals per week and I wanted something a bit more colorful and fun.
So, I set about to create my own menu planner. The one below is a screen shot of the one that I made. Read the rest of the post because I have a surprise for you at the end.
I love the idea that you can write your dinner meals across the top and then you write your grocery list for each meal underneath. Then you take the list/meal plan to the grocery store with you. When you are all finished grocery shopping, you can put the list up on your fridge. I love this idea.
So often I make a meal plan and a separate grocery list only to lose both of them before we actually make any of the meals that I have planned. It’s one piece of paper which saves me from double work. Did I mention that I love this idea?
The other benefit I see to this is that daddy knows what meals I have planned for the week, while he is shopping, and can add any appropriate extras or compensate accordingly as he shops.
Since I thought you might like it too, I have created a free printable for you. Let me know me what you think in the comments.
What’s For Dinner FREE DOWNLOAD What's For Dinner (325)
How do you do your meal planning? Do you have a favorite routine?