Weekly meal planner templates

Weekly Meal Planner Templates

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Choose from this huge collection of weekly meal planner templates! These simple and effective templates are designed to streamline your meal planning process and help you stay organized and inspired in the kitchen.

A Weekly Meal Planner serves as your personal guide to thoughtful meal preparation. By dedicating a few moments each week to plan your meals, you can save time, reduce stress, and make healthier eating choices. Whether you’re a seasoned meal planning enthusiast or just starting out, these templates will be your companion in creating delicious and balanced meals for you and your loved ones.

Printable Weekly Meal Planner

Use our weekly meal planner templates to take meal times to the next level! Choose from over 20 stylish templates that you can print and use for free.

These printable meal planners are perfect for helping you take control of your meals and make the most of your time, ingredients, and money.

Weekly Meal Planners

There are so many benefits to weekly meal planning and anyone can meal plan. It’s super easy! All you need is a great template, and some recipe ideas to take the first step!

If you meal prep on a daily basis then you will soon enough form a habit of eating the way you want to. Many people use a weekly menu planner because they want to achieve something, whether that’s eating healthier, reaching macros, saving time, weight loss, or just trimming a few inches off their waistline.

Using a planned menu can benefit the whole family and kids love getting involved and choosing different options to eat. Making sure kids have the right nutrition is important and allowing them to pick their favorite dish will encourage them to enjoy meal times and try more varied recipes.

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Weekly Meal Planner Templates

Plan your meals each week from Monday to Sunday with these weekly meal planner templates. There is enough space to write breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks along with notes for the entire week.

You’ll also find space for a weekly shopping list and any relevant notes.

To use these printable weekly meal planner templates, simply choose your favorite templates below and save them to your computer, then print!

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Weekly meal planner template

Weekly meal planner template

These weekly meal planner templates can be printed or imported into your favorite digital planner.

Using a menu template can help you enjoy a balanced diet and create delicious meals that can help you incorporate important, various ingredients such as grains, carbs, protein, salad, and dairy and be better with your portion control.

There is an added shopping list included on the meal plan template so you can see at a glance the food items you need for the week.

If you would prefer a separate grocery list then we have a popular collection of printable grocery list templates for you to use.

Free weekly meal planner template

How to Use a Weekly Meal Planner Template

These weekly meal planners have space to plan each meal for every day of the week so you can plan breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks easily. Yes, we’ve created a weekly meal planner with snacks – have you seen one of those before?!

There is also additional space for notes and a grocery list included so you can keep everything together and organized.

You can use the notes section for anything. I use it whenever someone in my family isn’t keen on one of the meals that I’ve made.

This way I’ll know when planning the next week’s meals what to avoid.

  1. Layout Overview
  • Each page features a main section divided into row sections for each day of the week, from Monday to Sunday.
  • Within each day section, you’ll find spaces for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and Notes. Use these sections to jot down your planned meals and any additional details.
  • On the right-hand side of the page, you’ll find a long column designated for your shopping list. Here, you can list any groceries or related items you’ll need to purchase for the week ahead based on your meal plans.
  • Lastly, there’s a notes box at the bottom for any additional reminders, ideas, or thoughts you’d like to capture.
  1. Planning Process
  • Start by considering your schedule for the upcoming week and any dietary preferences or restrictions.
  • Fill in each day’s meal sections with your planned breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. Feel free to get creative and experiment with new recipes or stick to your favorite go-to meals.
  • As you plan your meals, take note of any ingredients you’ll need to buy and add them to the shopping list column.
  • Use the notes section to jot down meal prep tips, recipe ideas, or any other relevant information.
  1. Reflection and Improvement
  • After each week, take a moment to review your meal plans and reflect on what worked well and what could be improved.
  • Use your past weeks as a reference point for future meal planning, adjusting based on your preferences, lifestyle changes, and feedback from family members.

Here is an example weekly meal planner filled-in:

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Weekly Meal Planner example

If you are someone who does weekly shopping (which is the best way to stop spontaneous spending and buying unhealthy groceries) then using a weekly meal planner with a grocery list will help you stick to a budget and stay healthy.

You will know exactly what you need to buy to make your meals for the week.

Your Weekly Meal Planner template is a tool for fostering healthier eating habits, reducing food waste, and simplifying your life. Embrace the process, enjoy the journey, and savor the delicious meals you’ll create along the way.

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We have fridge, freezer, and pantry inventories that will help make food prep a breeze. Meal planning isn’t just about saving time, it’s about saving money too, so make sure you keep an eye on what’s in your kitchen before you head to the grocery store.

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