Feeding your family every day can be a pain in the you know what. Planning is key if you want to maintain any level of sanity when it comes to hungry toddlers and teenagers, or even spouses! Since I started using this simple meal plan template, my life has become so much easier. This simple page makes shopping easier and it makes prep and planning for our daily meals easier as well.
This is a simple, straight forward template. Meant to help ease the stress of cooking, on a daily basis and/or help plan what days you might do take out. Use it as you see fit.
Just to give an overview of how I use it, because I have had a few people ask. I don’t only write that I am having “Creamy Beef Pasta” for dinner on Monday, I also put in all the sides, and basic ingredients that go into the meal. Check what I have on hand, and what I don’t, goes on the shopping list. I have a friend that just writes that she is having “Baked Gnocchi” for dinner, and then writes her shopping list. It works perfect for her to do it that way.
I hope this help take away some of the stress of picking what is for dinner, how to shop for what you make, and a bonus, when the kids ask “what’s for dinner”, just point to the meal plan!
I am the one who usually does the meal planning, but I ask everyone for ideas and see what they want. The girls usually come up with a meal each week to help with me figuring out what we are going to have.
Enjoy! And let me know how it works out for you!