I love planning! No, seriously. I. Love. It. I’ve got notebooks full of lists of every kind. there is just something about writing down my thoughts and to-dos and everything else that helps me stay organized and stress-free during the daily chaos known as life with four kids. 🙂 My love for planning also spills over into meal planning. (see what I did there?). over the years my weekly meal planner has evolved from a simple list on the fridge to a notebook to an actual planner too, as of late, one of the free weekly meal plan templates you see below. I pick and choose. Over time I’ve created a bunch of different menu plan templates – blank ones, horizontal and vertical, ones with snacks, ones with a grocery list, and more. And in all different colors! I’ve even created and used ones with a Sunday start and with a Monday start. and to be completely honest, sometimes there are weeks where I don’t use any of them because it just doesn’t happen at all. Life happens. 🤷
But because I know first hand how busy life can be, especially during the week, I wanted to share all of these printable weekly meal planners with you! every last one of them is free. download one or download them all! Totally up to you. I’ve tried to keep this page organized given the length and number of options in terms of templates you can choose to download according to your home’s specific needs and your color preferences. Each of the different menu planner layouts has: a Sunday start, a Monday start and a number of different colors. I’m hopeful that you’ll find the perfect meal planner for your family and home! If not, comment away and I’ll see what I can do about adding even more! If you’re feeling generous or grateful for the free downloads I’d love any kind of social share of this page and/or the Pinterest image at the end of this post. But, as always, no obligation whatsoever. It is worth noting that the black borders around each of the bigger images are just for this post. There isn’t a black border around any of them when printed.
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Happy Meal Planning!
Weekly Meal Planner With Grocery List
This meal planning template is a vertical orientation with the days of the week going down the left half of the page with lines for breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D). the right half of the meal planner has a blank shopping list where you can write down the needs of your next grocery run as you eat all your current food and plan out next week’s meals. It also features a “for the week of” lest there be any confusion with the little ones on whether this is up to date or not! 😉 This template has a Sunday and Monday start downloads and both layouts are available for free download in all of these colors: teal, pink, gray, green, blue, and violet. I hope you love this meal planner and grocery list! here’s a full-size image to show you what it looks like with links to each download just below it.
Horizontal Weekly Meal Planner With Snacks & Grocery List
This weekly meal planner is of the horizontal variety with the days of the week going down the left-hand side and breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack creating the columns needed to plan out your meals for the week. Additionally, there is an easy to use grocery list column on the far right-hand side that makes it easy to be planning for the weekly grocery trip as the current week progresses! This weekly meal planner comes in teal, pink, gray, green, blue and violet. It also comes in both the Sunday and Monday start variety. The links to download the one that best suits your home is just below the big.
Weekly Meal Plan Template With Grocery List & Weekends
This weekly meal plan template gives you a little more freedom as to what you write down for each day. Skip breakfast in your house? No problem, just fill it out with lunch and dinner options! This one is a horizontal set up with a Monday start and the weekend days separate from the weekdays. Because who doesn’t have more time to plan out delicious meals on the weekends then those chaotic weeknights!? In addition to the larger blank spaces for each of the seven days, this template gives you an easy to use grocery list space on the right-hand side. Colors available include teal, pink, gray, green, blue, and violet. Links are below the big image!
Weekly Meal Planner With Shopping List – Horizontal
This free horizontal menu planner features blank spaces for each of the seven days of the week. So, depending on the day, whatever takes up the most space the liberty to write out all the details is available. The bottom right corner also features a shopping list section so you can get a jump on next week’s shopping list. or maybe so your kids or hubby can not so secretly add their requests! 😉 This one is available in both a Sunday and Monday start and in the following colors: teal, pink, gray, green, blue, and violet. Jump below the image to pick the one that works best for you!
Weekly Meal Planner With Blank Space
This horizontal planner is perfect for everything including for being the weekly dinner planner! With cute ribbons denoting space for each of the three main meals no matter what meal is the big one of the day everyone will be clear on what’s to eat! Additionally, the entire bottom section is left blank so as to provide the freedom to write notes, goals, reminders, snacks, shopping or grocery list or whatever else works best for your family. The free downloads include both a Sunday and Monday start and these colors: teal, pink, gray, green, blue, and violet. Jump below the image to choose your favorite.
Weekly Meal Planner With Blank Notes Section & Requests
This super cute vertical planner has the days of the week down the left-hand side with space to write in the 2 or 3 meals your house eats on any given day. It also has a blank “notes” section for goals, reminders or anything else that needs to be written down so it’s not forgotten. It also has a “requests” section so that no one can claim that they have no say in what’s being eaten! It also features pretty washi tape and a “for the week of” to be clear it’s current. Monday and Sunday start downloads are available in teal, pink, gray, green, blue, violet.
Weekly Meal Planner With Blank Columns
This horizontal meal planning template has a “week of” space, all seven days, a snacks section and two full columns for all those small things that need to be written down in the day to day hustle and bustle. These columns can also be used for grocery or shopping lists and even requests of family members as they consume everything in sight! Free downloads include both a Monday and Sunday start and your choice of teal, pink, gray, green, blue, and violet. Jump below the image to pick the one you like best!
Weekly Meal Planner With Grocery List & Water Tracker
This vertical menu planner has all seven days on the left-hand side with enough space to jot in breakfast, lunch, and dinner options for any given day. It also lots of space in the right-hand column for next week’s grocery list and needs. Lastly, if you’re like me and try and drink a lot of water each day it has a fun little water tracker for each day that you can check off or cross out as you get all those glasses of water you need each day. Eight 8 oz. glasses of water is recommended so there are eight little glasses for your tracking! Choose from a Monday or Sunday start and these colors: teal, pink, gray, green, blue, light blue, and violet. Jump below the preview image to take your pick.
Weekly Meal Planner With Shopping List & Food Servings
This horizontal meal planner is a little more involved than some of the others. In addition to having in space for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for each of the seven days it also features a grocery shopping list section and food servings tracking (veggies and fruits, grains, milk and alternatives, and meat and alternatives) for each day. While the recommended servings have changed over time and even differs depending on your age, weight and activity level these basic serving amounts should prove to help anyone looking to live a more healthy lifestyle. Choose from teal, pink, gray, green, blue, or violet for your free download. Links are just below the big image.
Vertical Weekly Meal Planner With Blank Space
This vertical planner is of the minimalist variety with the seven days and space for your meals to be written and blank space at the bottom for the other miscellaneous items that need to be jotted down. Free downloads featuring both a Monday and Sunday start and ones in teal, pink, gray, green, blue, and violet are just below the big image.
Weekly Menu Planner With Blank Space For Notes
This horizontal menu planner features the 7 days of the week down the left-hand side with enough space to write all three meals in or whatever is needed for that day. It also features a notes column on the right-hand side for a grocery or shopping list, weekly goals, reminders, love notes, requests or whatever else Mom permits. 🙂 It is available in both a Sunday and Monday start and teal, pink, gray, green, blue, and violet. download links are just below the big image.
If you’re feeling generous I’d sure love it if you were willing to pin the image below!