If you could find the perfect combination of cute, practical, helpful, easy, and affordable – would you finally be convinced that menu planning isn’t such a drag after all? If someone could hold your hand and walk you through everything you need to do to plan healthy meals for your family – would you jump on board and enjoy the ride? If you found a menu planning system that was just right for you, instead of a one-size-fits-all mess that leaves you frustrated – would you say, “sign me up.”
It’s here! You are going to love the Build Your Menu Planning Packet. Your fun is just about to begin, and just wait till you see the extra special spin we’ve put on this so that you can bless others too!
The Build Your Menu Planning Packet is a resource that will not only simplify your grocery shopping and meal planning organization – it will make the job easy and enjoyable. This packet is full of 124 pages of printables, offering you guidance (and cuteness!) in everything from stocking your pantry, to planning simple menus, to freezer cooking, to having company – and everything else in between.
Here’s a tiny peek into the planning categories this packet includes:
In each of the categories you see above, you’ll get to pick and choose from your favorites, printing and putting together a notebook that’s just right for you. Don’t like some of the styles? Skip it and print the ones you do like! Need your notebook to be heavy on Freezer Cooking Planners but don’t need the Lunch Box Planners? Okeedokee. The planners you like and need are the ones that make it into your notebook.
Here’s a list of each section of the Build Your Menu Planning Notebook Packet:
Basic Ingredients to Keep On Hand Lists
From chicken to beef in your freezer, to cans of tuna and salmon in your pantry – knowing what meats you like to keep on hand for meal preparation is very helpful. The same goes for baking supplies, dry goods, and all other ingredients you use regularly in your kitchen. Within each category on the worksheet, fill in each ingredient you find beneficial to have available in your kitchen in order to efficiently put together basic meals.
Once filled in, use this page as a guide for grocery list making, as well as for a general guideline to help you keep your kitchen well stocked.
Fruit and Vegetable Inspiration at a Glance
We all need many servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Challenge yourself to include more of these nutrient packed goodies in your diet. Use the Fruit and Vegetable Inspiration at a Glance sheet to offer you fresh ideas and to open your mind to variety. Be sure to fill in the blanks with more of your favorite produce items.
Menu Favorites Cheat Sheets
These worksheets are super handy for keeping a running list of all your favorite recipes and meals. They are organized by category so that when you plan your meals, all you have to do is glance through your Cheat Sheets for inspiration and ideas.
This section is loaded with a wide variety of menu planning pages to help you schedule meals for each week. Choose your favorites, mix and match, print and enjoy!
Choose and print your favorite Grocery List worksheets. Tear them out of your notebook one at a time as you plan your menus and make lists of items to purchase at the store or online.
Online Shopping Lists
If you purchase groceries online from sources like Amazon or Vitacost, it’s helpful to have a running list so that you remember what to order once you make it to the computer.
Freezer Cooking Planners
You might find that making meals ahead of time and storing them in the freezer for a quick meal will save you lots of time and money!
“What’s in the Freezer” sheets
Have a freezer full of meat, fruits, vegetables, and prepared foods? Make lists of what’s in your freezer and attach it to the front of your freezer for an easy reference so that you don’t have to dig around to see what’s hiding behind the frozen chicken.
Planning Ahead for Company Worksheets
Hosting guests? These worksheets will help you plan your menus and prepare meals efficiently so you can enjoy your company.
Baking Day Planners
Need to get some baking done so that you’ll have easy-to-grab snacks and breakfast foods for your family? Use these worksheets to help you plan.
Lunch Packing Planners
If you need to pack lunches for school and/or work, creating a plan will help you do this more efficiently. Fill out any of these worksheets to help you and your family prepare healthy lunches to go.
Find one that fits you. Print it and slip it behind the clear protector on the front of your binder.
When I built my personal Menu Planning Notebook, I printed 52 Weekly Menu Planners so I’d have one for each week of the year. Some of the planners work well for the way I plan, so that’s what I printed. I chose my favorite designs – the ones that really jumped out at me.
After I had my Weekly Planners in place, I picked my favorites from all the other planning choices: Freezer Cooking, Baking Day, Getting Ready for Company…
My notebook is all put together now, and working on it seriously makes me giddy. Pretty pages, just waiting to be filled in to help me with organization as I work to feed my family? I love it!
Now the even better news.
Anytime you buy an eBook or downloadable packet like this, you get to use it for yourself, and that’s it.
Here you go! Let the Menu Planning Notebook building begin!
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