meal planning cheat sheet

Meal Planning Cheat Sheet with Bonus Printable Grocery List

Happy New Year!

This year, my resolution is to blog a heck of a lot more, and to share even more great meal planning printables to help you save money on groceries!  My other resolution is to change my diet.  Lately it has been absolutely terrible.  I haven’t been sticking to my meal plans, have been eating out more, and it shows.  In the past, when I was at my healthiest, I ate a mostly vegetarian diet.  Like a weekday vegetarian.  It worked out great.  We ate very little dairy, and everyone was as healthy as a horse.  Fast forward a couple years, add a full time job, a baby, and a another kiddos in sports and things get hectic, making my diet out of wack too.  So, going into 2019, we plan on going back to this diet, and so far, so good.  Eating healthier has had me planning more over the past couple weeks, and the planning has been very beneficial.

I have already planned my Monthly Meal Plan for February 2019 (available January 25), but in addition to the traditional meal plan, I have also created a completely Vegetarian Monthly Meal Plan with no repeats, that includes everything the traditional meal plans do (bulk grocery list, weekly menus and shopping lists, breakfast and lunch menu, kitchen staples list, produce in season, and seasonal extras), and will also be available for $5.  I’m pretty excited about it.

So, for my first post of 2019, I wanted to share with you this Meal Planning Cheat Sheet.  It’s something that helps me a lot when planning custom meal plans for my or other families.  If you want the FREE Printable Meal Planning Cheat Sheet, scroll down and click the link for a PDF version.

To plan two menus without duplicating recipes, and to make sure that each menu is a no-repeat, and there is something new for dinner every night, I needed to create a cheat sheet for myself.  Something that I could look at a list of family favorites and choose the best ones.  I had Anthony and DJ fill one out for me.  By having a list of recipes in front of me, it makes it easy.

Isn’t Anthony’s list just so cute?  My favorites are “ecksperecks” and how everything else is pretty much meatballs or meatloaf.  He’s the easiest kid to please when it comes to dinner, we’re so lucky!

The cheat sheet that I made for you is a little different.  It has more room for chicken, beef and pork meals, and it also has just a little bit better of a layout.  Keep this sheet in the front of your meal planning binder, and when it comes time to planning whats for dinner, just choose one of your family’s favs!

meal planning cheat sheet

In addition to this planner, I’ve included a bonus grocery shopping list.  It’s categorized by; produce, grocery, meat and poultry, seafood, dairy, bakery, frozen, bulk, and misc.  It also includes a list of “pantry” items that should be considered staples in your kitchen.

Click the link below to get your FREE copy!

Meal Planning Cheat Sheet with Bonus Shopping List

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