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As busy people…
And yes, we’re all busy!
Having things planned out is truly spectacular.
So instead of arriving home at 7pm, and realizing there’s nothing in the fridge.
You have a frozen meal you prepared, or at least have the ingredients for a fabulous, healthy dinner.
If not, you’d be ordering in AGAIN!
I’ve created a few meal planning free printables.
These are truly awesome when it comes to planning healthy meals in advance for you and your family.
They are also very helpful if you’re on a diet, and need to have the meals planned in advance.
For related reading see: FREE PRINTABLES Start New Habits With Your 4 Week Health Tracker
Free Meal Planning and School Lunch Planning Printables
1. Meal Planning –
A list of the meals for the entire month. Enter the month and the date at the top of the page, and write in the name of the recipe under each section.
B for breakfast, S for snack, L for lunch, and D for dinner.
2. The grocery list –
This page should be printed out opposite the meal planning page, or on the back.
This is to help you organize the groceries that go with each recipe in the meal planning section above.
3. Let’s Order In Tonight –
This is a great sheet to keep all of the restaurants in your area organized.
You have easy access to the contact information, favorite dishes, and more.
This is a great alternative to having a drawer full of menus.
And another option, it to get a plastic sleeve to put in your meal binder, to keep some of the most important menus with you.
4. Favorite Recipes –
Favorite Recipes is your one stop shop to organize all of your recipes.
This is great for people like me who are just starting out with meal planning and recipes.
If you’re more seasoned you can print out several copies and alphabetize them!
5. School Lunch / Kids Snack Planner –
This one is REALLY fun to sit down with your kids and do.
The kids will like the idea of having some control over their menu, and you will like the fact that you can plan out the meals and snack ahead of time.
This makes the day to day execution WAY easier.
I suggest you give your kids a couple of options for healthy recipes by using a pinterest board (the more visual the better) and suggest 5-10 healthy snack and lunch ideas to see what your kid likes, but all within your parameters!
You can even color code the recipes to help them understand nutritional balance, such as green for vegetables, blue for meats, and red for sugars.
They can visually see what they are eating and this is a great way to introduce basic nutrition to your kids!
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There will be more meal planning printables to come. Have any suggestions or requests? Leave them in the comments section below!
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