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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:
Also, I included links to some of my personal favorite recipes.
No reason not to try meal planning with some cheap meals. That will help stay under your grocery budget.
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!