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10 Menu Planning Printables That Will Save You Time and Money

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Use these menu planning printables to create a weekly or monthly meal plan and keep track of your favorite meals and recipes!

👉 New to meal planning? Read my top meal planning tips for success before you head out.

👉 Looking for printable meal plans to make your life even easier? These will save you a ton of time and money!

Quick tip for printables

I love printables as much as the next person, but I’ll admit they can drain your ink if you’re printing often.

Laminating your printables is an easy way to make your ink last a lot longer.

Self-laminating sheets make this very easy to do. All you’ll need is a dry erase marker to reuse them. You’re welcome!

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How to access these meal planning printables

All meal planning templates are included in a bundle we now call the Printables Assortment Pack. This pack includes over 50 life organization printables including printable calendars, weekly planners, and more.

👉 Check out the Printables Assortment Pack.

Printable recipe card templates

free printable recipe cards

First up? Printable recipe cards!

Instead of flipping through recipe books or scrolling through Pinterest to find a certain recipe, try copying your favorites onto recipe cards for quick and easy access.

Weekly meal planner template with grocery list

weekly meal planner with grocery list template

A weekly meal planner with grocery list template is one of my favorite meal planning printables.

This design makes it super easy to get a grocery list together because you can jot down the ingredients you need as you’re planning your meals for the week.

And once you’re finished, cut or tear off your grocery list and head to the store.

Weekly meal planner template with snacks

free weekly menu planner printable

Are you meal planning more than just your dinners or want a weekly menu for your fridge?

This weekly meal planner has space for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Printable grocery list by category

printable shopping or grocery list by category

A printable grocery list that’s organized by category will make your grocery trip much easier.

This one has 8 separate categories:

  • Household Items
  • Dairy
  • Beverages
  • Pantry items
  • Meat/fish
  • Frozen Foods
  • Produce
  • and an “other” category for any misc. items you also need to pick up.

Monthly meal planning template

monthly menu planning calendar template

Once you’ve been meal planning for a while, you may see that you’d rather plan your meals by the month rather than weekly.

A monthly meal planning calendar/monthly menu planner can help!

I left this one undated so you don’t have to worry about it expiring. 🙂

Family favorites tracker

family favorites printable tracker

Keeping track of your family’s favorite meals is one of my biggest meal planning tips for busy moms.

If you’ve found that it takes you forever to get a plan together for the week, a family favorites tracker will help simplify the process.

All you need to do is set aside a few minutes to sit down and brainstorm some of your family’s current favorites.

When you try a new recipe/meal that’s a winner, add it to your list.

It’s much easier to come up with a plan when you have a list to pull ideas from that you know everyone will actually eat.

Dinner theme ideas printable

meal planning dinner theme ideas

Use these dinner theme ideas to simplify the meal planning process.

Includes sample theme ideas for each day of the week.

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Help other moms get organized by pinning these meal planning printables to your favorite board!


Tuesday 31st of March 2020

Thank you so much for these beautiful free printables! I love the colors and the fonts and it's really going to help me get organized during this covid crisis and having everyone home all day!


Friday 17th of January 2020


Cindy Stewart

Wednesday 1st of January 2020

Thank you for these!! They are perfect and don't require a lot of ink and are still aesthetic.


Thursday 29th of August 2019

Thank you!! I love the printables!!


Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Thank you for the printables! They're great!