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Monthly meal planning has been a game changer for our house!
Honestly, it was something I never really planned on doing, but thankful that I have been forced into the monthly meal planning process.
Very quickly, I realized that I needed a few templates to make sure I remember what groceries to buy for the next month.
So, I dropped everything and put together a monthly meal planner for us and decided if I needed, then everyone needed it.
These monthly meal planner printables are very helpful!
Plus I decided to make them in a variety of colors.
Monthly Meal Planner
Here is the basics of what you need for a monthly meal planner:
- Grocery Lists to your Favorite Stores
- List of Favorite Recipes to Make
- New Recipes to Try
- Monthly Grocery Budget
If you are a beginner at meal planning, then learn how to meal plan for a month.
That is a very easy process! And over time, it become second nature to you.
Simplifying your life sounds like a good idea.
For my digital fans, yes, these are monthly meal planner pdfs. These are templates that will make your life easier and meal planning a cinch.
Over the years, I have tried many meal planner apps and recipe apps. Honestly, I haven’t found one I love.
Another reason I backed off of meal planner apps is I spent many hours putting our favorite recipes and grocery lists together then an update happened and I lost everything I did. So, maybe call it a controlling factor. But, I prefer paper and a few excel spreadsheets.
Sample Monthly Meal Plan
To show you the beauty of monthly menu planning, here is an example for you:
No reason not to try meal planning with some cheap meals. That will help stay under your grocery budget.
Many of my favorite recipes are found in these cookbooks:
Get Started with a Monthly Meal Planning Template
Meal planning doesn’t have to be hard.
Honestly, it saves a lot of time, energy, and money plus there is less stress overall.
Download our FREE Monthly Meal Planner Calendar.
Start with this monthly meal planning template.
Happy meal planning!