Weekly Meal Planning with The VMW

I’m guest posting at Mrs. Monologues today and talking all about healthy recipes and meal planning! Go check it out!

I’ve been doing the whole weekly meal planning since Mathew and I got married, and I have to say, it definitely helps us stay on budget and eat healthier. Y’all know I’ve been posting lots of recipes lately, and it’s because I’m excited that I’m finally getting back on track with weight loss.

Here’s how I meal plan:

1) Print off my Weekly Meal Planning template (below)
2) Check my own recipe archives for a healthy meal or two, and Skinny Taste or Pinterest for more recipes.
3) Check my pantry/fridge as I write down each meal so I don’t buy things I already have.
4) Draw a little square by each grocery item so I can check it off (crossing off things looks so messy to me!)

Easy, right?!

I’ve broken my meal planning template into 4 sections: produce, meats, aisles, and cold/frozen because of simplicity. I hate seeing lists with “canned” or “dairy”  because maybe I don’t only get “canned” things in my aisles- maybe I get Clorox Wipes or something.

The Vintage Modern Wife has you covered with a weekly meal plan template to keep you organized! Download it now and simplify your life!

Download this file (for personal use only) to get the PDF and print as many copies as you need!

I hope you enjoy this meal planning template as much as I do. I’d love if you commented if you download it. If it helps you as much as it helps me, send your friends!

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  1. This is such a cute meal planner! I really need to use on of these.

  2. Thanks for posting this…I’ve been weekly meal planning, but I haven’t ever used a template for grocery shopping…this will save me so much time!

  3. It’s truly a very useful part of facts. I am content that you just provided this helpful details about. Be sure to stay you up to date this way. Thanks for sharing.

  4. LOVE this! So stinking helpful! Thanks girl!
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  5. Thanks for posting the meal planning sheet!

    Ashley (A Cute Angle)

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  6. This is great! Exactly what I needed!!!
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  7. This is wonderful! I’m going to try it out the next few weeks and see if it helps. I’m trying to go pescetarian so hopefully a little meal planning will help. 🙂
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  8. Thanks for sharing, I’ve been considering weekly meal planning and this is the perfect tool to get started 🙂
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  9. I have been looking to plan out meals with a meal planner similar to this! Thank you for posting! I printed it and can’t wait to use it!
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  10. Good for you! Meal planning can be such a stress reliever and we wish we were better at this! Thanks for sharing the template… Hope it does the trick! xo
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  11. I just wanted to say thanks and let you know I’ve been using this sheet constantly since you posted it! Thanks for helping me stay organized in a cute and simple way! 🙂