Simplest Meal Planning Yet!!! Minimalist Meal Planning System with Free Worksheet

Meal planning doesn’t have to be difficult! This simple meal planning system is aimed to solving these common problems with groceries and cooking:

1. Easy: Meal plan AND compile your grocery list in 5 minutes per week.

2. Maintain a smaller inventory: Having cupboards stuffed with food is STRESSFUL. Learn how to get just what you need and keep less on hand.

3. Waste LESS: With these simple ideas, you can virtually eliminate wasted food.

4. Stick with it: This system is designed for busy people. If that’s you, keep reading!!

Meal Planning Worksheet Free Printable

THE BASICS OF THIS MEAL PLANNING SYSTEM

This system is EASY, but you’ll need to spend a few extra minutes on the front end setting everything up. Here is what you’ll need:

1. Grocery Inventory: I’m including links to the spreadsheet that I use, but of course you can make your own!

Free Downloads:
>> Excel Meal Planning Worksheet 
>> PDF Meal Planning Worksheet (unfortunately, this is not a version that can be edited)

And for those interested in my filled-in sheet, you can see that here:
>> Dawn’s Grocery Inventory & Meal Plan

If you have a problem downloading any version, leave a comment below!!

2. Populate your form: Roughly fill in your grocery inventory and a set of meals that you know you can stick to (it doesn’t have to be perfect, you can revise it as you go!!).

3. Marker Board: I created sections for “Use Up”, “Leftovers” and our meals for the week (mine was from the Dollar Tree!).


VIDEO MEAL PLANNING INSTRUCTIONS HERE:

Or watch this video on YouTube here.

OUR MEALS:

And if you’re curious what I have for meals, you can see it here:

“IP” means that it is a meal that I make in our Instant Pot. I’ve really come to appreciate my Instant Pot, especially in the summer when I don’t want to heat up the whole kitchen! But year round, I love that it creates minimal dishes. Check out our favorite instant pot meals here!

Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions (or suggestions!) and best wishes with your meal planning!!!

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More tips to help you simplify your kitchen:

>> 5 EASY WHOLE FOOD INSTANT POT RECIPES


>> 
DECLUTTERING QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF (FREE PRINTABLE!!)

>> GUIDED KITCHEN DECLUTTER: USE THESE PRINCIPLES TO SIMPLIFY YOUR KITCHEN QUICKLY & EASILY

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A SIMPLE Meal Planning System that helps you 1) Stay on BUDGET 2) East at home MORE 3) and waste LESS food! Fill in the worksheet once with an inventory of the most common foods your family consumes & a list of your common meals & just print it out week after week! To use: highlight your meals for the week, take a quick look in your cupboards & highlight the foods you need & you're done meal planning in 5 minutes! #mealplanning #system #quick #easy #onabudget #free #printable #mealprep