One of the ways I set myself up for success is by using a weekly meal planner. While it takes a little extra time, it helps save money (student loan debt is no joke!) and I can plan out a weeks worth of delicious and healthy meals.
How to plan your meals
This is the process I typically use for planning my meals:
- Check grocery advertisements for weekly specials.
- Fill out the weekly meal plan with meal and snack ideas.
- Make a grocery list of all items needed.
- Try to stick solely to list of items — it’s easy to go overspend on trying new products!
In addition, you may find some of these resources helpful as well:
Quick and easy planning ideas
I try to focus primarily on simple meals that I love. Too many dishes means I’m less likely to cook at home!
If you have a hard time coming up with meals, look for inspiration from your favorite bloggers and cookbook authors.
When you find yourself away from home and hungry, be sure to pick a low carb option from the Keto Eating Out Guides.
If you’d like to use less paper, considering laminating this planner and filling it out with wipe-off markers.
How to print weekly meal planner
- Start by using Firefox or Google Chrome.
- Click the ‘Click to Download/Print‘ button above.
- Click the printer icon in the upper, right-hand corner.
- If you do not have access to a printer, you can set it to print as a PDF directly to your desktop.
Which recipes always show up in your weekly meal plans? Comment below!
Dominic Geracia is a passionate cat dad and Keto enthusiast from Pittsburgh. When he's not motivating the Keto community on Instagram, you can likely find him in the kitchen cooking up something delicious with his husband, Seth.