I designed these 30+ Meal Planner Printables for your Bullet Journal / Filofax because a generic meal plan can get you only so far. Stop trying to force a system on yourself that neither fits your taste, time or budget and start creating your own weekly meal plan based on your personal needs. That way you also can take your health as well as allergies and intolerances into consideration. And you can as easily plan for a single, couple or a whole family. Because nobody knows better than you what works for your household and what doesn’t!
30+ Meal Planner Printables for your BuJo / Filofax
You won’t believe how excited I’m about today’s launch. Eating a healthy and balanced diet is something I have struggled with most of my adult life. Last year I finally had enough. I started intensive research into what is truly healthy (no quick weight loss diets, but eating the right foods, enough of them and having energy all day long) and experimented a lot. While doing this I realized that no one else can write my meal plan. Because nobody knows as well as I’m what I like, how much time I have each day for cooking and how my budget looks like any given month. Additionally, most generic meal plans can’t take allergies, intolerances and other health issues into consideration. There is no way to write one meal plan that fits everyone.
That being said I truly believe YOU are the only one who can create the perfect meal plan for YOU and I just want to give you the tools that helped me get there!
No generic meal plan
Again while my meal planner printables come with a detailed guide on how you can fill them with your favorite recipes, while always making sure that it fits your taste, the time you have each day as well as your budget and health-related needs. I will NOT tell you what to eat, when to eat and how to cook for that matter. My lives mission is to create tools that make life easier for you and that free up time in your busy schedule. So that instead of freaking out and buying groceries/cooking last minute, you can spend time with your loved ones or take a moment for yourself and relax. This will be possible because you will learn how to pre-plan your week in advance and go grocery shopping only once per week while taking your taste, time and budget for the week into consideration.
But this sounds like work
I know what you are thinking. Now you need to find time to plan your meals as well? Sounds like I lose more free time instead of gaining some. WRONG! The guide that comes with these 33 menu planner templates is structured in a way that you can start meal planning right away. I want you to pre-plan your next week instantly and without much work and especially not much time involved. After you are comfortable with planning the ‘main meal’ for each day of the week we will slowly go more advanced and add breakfast, lunch and even snacks if you like. As well as creating your own recipe database, which you can refer to quickly when deciding on next weeks meals.
Let’s have a look at the meal planner printables
Grocery List: I prefer to go through the store just once and have everything in my cart by the end of it. So this shopping list is sorted by category. That way you only need to go to each area of your favorite store once and be out in a jiffy.
Weekly Meal Plan for the ‘main meal’ of the day: We all have different needs and routines. So this meal planner comes with three different weekly meal plans. As well as each one of these starts once with Monday and once with Sunday. So all needs should be covered!
This one right here is the most simple form and the one I will start you on. Since it is important to learn a new skill and implement a new routine slowly and carefully. So that you set yourself up for success instead of stressing yourself out.
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Weekly Meal plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner: This weekly menu plan is already more advanced but makes life also a bit easier. Since you don’t have to worry about breakfast, lunch, and dinner anymore. You plan them all out once a week and enjoy being energized and ready for each day!
Weekly Meal Plan for five meals per day (including snacks in the morning and afternoon): My personal favorite, but also the hardest one to implement. Which is why we will tackle this one last after you have some experience. We all have a sweet (or salt) tooth and tend to grab these when they are around. Planning your snacks ahead of time allows you to enjoy the sweets in moderation while having yummy and healthy snacks each day.
Recipe Templates for Soup, Salad, Meat, Fish, Veggies, Breakfast, Dessert as well as a Recipe Template where you can add your own categories: This too is part of the more advanced technique but I absolutely love it. By having all my tried and true recipes next to my weekly meal plan I’m way less stressed and can make smart decisions. I created a whole bunch of cute category icons for you to separate your recipes as well as added an empty version where you can add your own categories. Because as I always preach nobody knows better than you what’s good for you. And so I want you to customize these to your heart’s content!
Index by Category (Soup, Salad, Meat, Fish, Veggies, Breakfast, Dessert as well as an Index by Category Template where you can add your own categories): Similar to my weekly meal plans I have three different ‘Index by’ included. One by category, one by time and one by difficulty. Why this is and how you can use this system to your advantage to find recipes in seconds is all explained in detail in the guide included. As with the Recipe Printables above, I also included an empty category version for you so you can adjust the system as you please!
Index by Time (15 minutes, 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours plus): Index by Time is super helpful for planning your week in a way that fits your lifestyle. Some days we are swamped with work and buried in appointments. And other days we have all the time in the world and would love to cook something grand. Now you know what to cook when especially since this Index includes the time YOU need to cook something and not the time the cookbook initially suggested.
Index by Difficulty (easy, average, hard): Same as with the ‘Index by Time’ I want you to Index your recipes by how difficult they are for you and not what your cookbook suggests. We all have high skills in one area and struggle in another. So categorize your recipes by how difficult they are for you and make better meal planning decisions because of it!
Let’s start meal planning