I love meal planning. It helps keep me organized for the week and makes grocery shopping so much easier each week. I’ve gone through multiple forms of meal planning but my favorite way is simply writing it down in a paper meal planner each week.
Since I’m a paper lover I am always using paper meal planners. I’ve made my own, bought them from Etsy, and downloaded free printables. I like to change up the style of my planner every once in a while to keep things fresh and fun with meal planning! It’s the little things that keep you going.
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Below I’ve collected a few of my favorite meal planners if you love to plan your meals from scratch.. From the fun and colorful to the super organized and seasonal, these printable meal planners can help keep you on track!
This meal planner by GeeklingBooks is actually 12 meal planners with one for each month. It allows you to plan meals by seasonal foods so you are always using the freshest foods. It’s such a clever idea!
This printable weekly meal planner from The Lion and The Lark, done in pretty shades of mint and turquoise, is a great way to organize your meals and grocery list! I’ve used this one before just because I love the coloring and the simplicity.
This printable planner by VLHamlin Design includes each day and features a little meal planner section. It also includes a section to track your water during the day and all your daily activities and to do items.
If you’re focused on weight loss this meal planner by Get Well Plan might be the perfect fit for you. It’s little extras help you not only plan meals but track all the extra things that help you lose weight like calories. They also have fitness focused meal planners.
Another weight loss focused meal planner by Hayah Designs, this weekly planner in soft summer hues acts as a planner and tracker to make sure you get in your water and veggies too.
Hayah Designs also offers this cute weekly menu printable with fun colors and an owl design. I absolutely love this one for the owl and the fact that it covers budgeting too!
This meal planner by Mamas Got It Together comes with letter + half size printables, 8 pages each to help you get organized & will be available to download instantly, right here on Etsy. The blanks & boxes are editable/fillable so you can type into the planner on your computer before printing, or use it just as a digital planner!
This Menu Planning Kit from Laura Drayton Creative comes with lots of meal planners and inventory pages to help get your organized with everything food related.
A printable meals planner and shopping list from Little Seeds Gifts to keep your life organized! Classic but contemporary design with a touch of soft color makes this meal planner a simple and perfect choice.
Get organized in style with this modern Printable Planner from Crossbow Printables. This planning kit will fulfill all your planning needs and give you the tools to plan every day including your meals! I love this option for small planners and to have more than just a meal planner.
Organise your week’s meals and then go shopping with this set of 2 magnetic notepads by Asking For Trouble! The design on these weekly meal planner pads is just so freaking cute!
This meal planning pad from Knock Knock keeps things fun and colorful while staying functional with an easy to use pad that can also work on your fridge.
This meal planner pad from Little Paperterie themed around the idea of Eat, Live, Love features uncategorized boxes so you are not restricted – you can plan all your meals or just dinner, whatever you want.
Organise your meals for the next seven days with this super handy weekly meal planner pad from The Green Gables. The pad is bright and fun but simple. The goal: to eat happy.
This Weekly Meal Planning Tear Off Pad from bloom daily planners boasts 80 pages perfect to track your upcoming meals and streamline your grocery trips.
Happy meal planning!
Hopefully one of those many meal planning options works for you. You can also easily create your own or use a cheap meal planning service that does all the work for you.
I like to switch things up so I’ve used meal planners on this list, made my own, used plain paper, used a meal planning service and used an erasable board on our fridge! Doing it differently gives me a chance to play around with things and keep meal planning fun even if I’m eating the same meals sometimes. Shaking things up for meal planning makes it super fun!