Menu plans help you organize the week’s dinners. You can plan every meal of the night, coordinate it with your shopping list and even better, you’ll never find yourself sitting in front of the fridge going “Hmmm…what to make for dinner?”
Tip: If you’re using a menu plan, first prepare a grocery list based on the sales and coupons for the week. Then go through your recipes and find recipes that match up. Create a menu plan based on what’s on sale — don’t shop based on what you’re eating.
I’ve scoured the internet looking for my favorite, free menu plan printables and now you can print them off and use them yourself! I used to use printables until I made a cute chalkboard frame for my countertop. See below. If you don’t have the time (or counterspace) use a printable! It doesn’t matter how you organize your life — as long as it’s organized.
Live Craft Eat has a bunch of cute menu plan printables. Her templates offer varying colors too, including pink, purple, green and blue. These are really cute and free!
This fun, colorful menu plan printable is available thanks to Kissen Studio. I like this one because it’s simple, but offers you a dual-purpose sheet (groceries and menu!)
The Momma Bear Diaries has this colorful, trendy menu plan printable that is so cute!
I’m always a fan of teal and gray, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that I dig this one. But, this one is unique! It has a “request” section where family members can request what they’d like for dinner that week. Thanks Little Corbin Hill, this is adorable!