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!