It's no secret that I'm kind of a meal planning nut. Of all of the things that I'm responsible for in our home each week, meal planning and grocery inventory is probably my favorite thing. There's something about the challenge of planning healthy meals on a budget that I just love!
So, in honor of that, I thought I'd bring y'all a new add-on to the Ultimate Planning Notebook today! Below, I'm sharing a free printable to plan out your weekly meals and grocery list.
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I also thought I'd outline my general grocery/meal planning process…
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Each week (usually on the weekend now), I follow the “shopping your own pantry” approach to meal planning. I go through our pantry, fridge, and freezer to find the items that need to be used. Who out there watches the show Chopped on Food Network? Well, that's kind of my approach to meal planning…the Chopped Challenge, if you will. I try to get as creative as possible and find what I can use together to make a healthy (and not weird) meal. I absolutely hate throwing food away, so I kind of love challenging myself to using everything I can in our kitchen.
If you're a printable/write it down kind of person, you can use this printable to make your list from there! The organization I used above is similar to how eMeals outlines their list. Just categorize the items on your list into each of these sections and add random items as needed.
(I give a few more tips about how I cut my grocery budget in this post!)
Now go out there and get some use out of this one! I think this might be my favorite printable I've added to the Ultimate Planning Notebook so far.
Check out a few of my other printables for this collection by clicking here! Don't want to sort through all of these posts and download files individually? You can grab all 24 pages of the Ultimate Planning Notebook in one big file (plus a pretty planner cover sheet you can't get anywhere else) by clicking here for the Ultimate Planning Notebook set.