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You can avoid those unhealthy and expensive drive-thru meals by meal planning. My free printable weekly meal planner can help you organize and plan your meals and your grocery list.
My free printable weekly meal planner and grocery list includes a Monday start and space for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack.
The grocery shopping list includes categories for produce, dairy, meat, grains, frozen foods, and a space for categories not listed.
To start planning your meals, write down all of your family’s favorite meals. These are your go-to meals that you know everyone in the family loves.
After you listed all of the family’s favorite recipes, start referring to your favorite cookbooks. Or you can look online for ideas. Some recipe sites such as All Recipes, Yummly, Delish, and Betty Crocker are good places to start.
Batch cooking is another way to make meal planning easier. When you can cook large batches of meals, you can freeze these for future meals. Soups, stews, pasta dishes, and casseroles are all good choices for batch cooking.
When planning out your weekly meals, be sure to schedule in some easy cooking days. For example, store-bought skillet meals are perfect for those days when you just don’t want to cook.