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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Menu Plan Printables - 4 color choices

I wanted an easy way to plan my menu and grocery list, so I decided to make a printable. I left the days blank in case anyone ran their weekly menu on different days than me. I also left the grocery section open - I like to sort my shopping list based on how I shop in the store, but figured someone else may not shop "my" way. I hope this will be useful to you!



Below, you will find examples of how it looks when this printable is used.


My week starts with Monday ... but, I left the days blank so you can use it for whatever day your week starts. The spaces are also tall enough to write two meals. Since we have the same breakfast and lunch throughout the week, except for Sunday, I add a breakfast plan there. 


In the "Items Needed" section, I group my dairy section, frozen, canned goods, paper goods, meat department and produce. That way I don't have to look all over my list to find what I may need. I just find the appropriate section and it's easy to get those items without having to back-track all over the store. Again, I did not title the sections so you can use it how it best works for you and your shopping.


Another look at my menu plan ....


After I finish my grocery shopping, I fold the paper and hang it on the side on my refrigerator. I can easily glance at it to set out anything that needs to defrost. My kids never ask me, "Mom, what's for dinner?" - they can see it on the fridge. 

I have 4 color choices to choose from - 


Click HERE for the pink menu


Click HERE for the yellow menu

Click HERE for the blue menu

Click HERE for the green menu

I hope you enjoy! Shared at these fun parties!

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7 comments:

  1. Great idea, Jamie! I used to make weekly lists as well, but since the kids come and go as they wish, we mostly do a daily sweep by the supermarket when we are sure how many will be home for dinner ;-) I pinned it, because I am sure I will need it in the future.

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  2. I should really start using a menu plan! I just might have to print one off! :)

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  3. So cute! I need to keep up with my menu planning. Makes it so much easier!

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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  4. This is just perfect! Hubby and I have been out of town for the holidays and have 0 food in the house. I decided that meant it was a good time to start meal planning. Lo and behold I cam upon your post from Made by You Monday. Thanks a bunch I'll definitely be using this!!

    Oh, and if you have time, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-36/

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  5. Oh I love the pink version! Thank you for linking up with us on Whimsy Wednesday! We LOVE seeing you and your pretty projects every week.

    Happy New Year,
    Kelly from Smart! School {House}

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  6. Congrats, Jamie! You linked this up last week in The Mommy Club and it is being featured today! Thank you for sharing your menu planning printables with my readers! What a wonderful mommy resource!

    Here is your feature: http://www.crystalandcomp.com/2013/01/the-mommy-club-share-your-resources-and-solutions-78/

    Have a great week!
    Crystal & Co

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