Posted by: sylvietn | on October 25, 2017
In our busy lives it’s really hard to eat well and on a modest budget. If you have the right tools you can make it easier! That’s why I’m here! I can help!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent many hours scouring the internet and subsequently many fabulous blogs that tout the benefits of meal planning. Well, I hate doing it! I am terrible at it! You sit down with every cookbook in your arsenal and a few dozen of your favourite blogs and recipe sites open on your computer or tablet and try to fill in a whole month’s worth of meals.
The hard part is trying to anticipate everyone’s schedules. Then there’s those days when nothing goes right! How about a sudden snow storm! Or the very worst thing to happen to your family…viruses! Nothing kills a menu plan and a fridge full of perishable food more than a virus screaming its way through your family!
Now, don’t get me wrong, I totally understand why it works and how it should work. I find it the same as an actual budget- really hard to stick to.
I like variety, and spontaneity and find that a month already mapped out is constricting! I actually look at the plan for the day, week and month and decide that I don’t like any of those options! Can I get any more self-defeating? The whole purpose is to ACTUALLY save time AND money! I know I need to work on this!
Life is a work in progress!
So, that being said I am including a free menu planning printable for you to use! I hope you find it useful! I purposely designed it to be one week and only one week! That way there is less pressure! And the bonus is after a few weeks, you can shuffle them and create new menus!
This is my newest creation! I designed a menu plan that works for one week! It contains a shopping list, a pantry list, a legend, and a future planning list. Inside there are detailed instructions on how to use this file!
I hope you like it, but if you feel that there is something missing that could be uber useful, let me know and I can add it in! Leave me a comment with a picture of your chart! I’d love to see what you’ve done and what you’ve been eating!