If you are trying to get organised and stay on top of family meals and grocery shopping, this free printable monthly menu plan is a great way to start.
This monthly meal planner template will help take the trauma out of deciding what is for dinner each night!
I went to the shops almost every day last week. I hate that. It means I spend more money and time than I should, and it’s a sign that I am totally unorganised.
I aim to do one big shop a month for all the staples and non-perishables. Then I try to limit it to one shop per week for things like fruit, vegetables, bread, and milk. This works really well for us, saves us time and money, if I am organised and plan ahead. To do that, I need to use a monthly menu plan.
Find out how I meal plan for a month in half an hour here.
Free Printable Monthly Meal Planner
There are so many great options for meal planners these days, you can even use a digital planner, but I like to have a paper menu plan, and something that is really flexible.
Planning with a single sheet of paper and pencil (always a pencil so I can change things if needed!) means I can do my planning anywhere, and display it easily.
And using a planner that is undated means I can plan any time. I don’t need to get ti done before the first of the month, and when I fall of the menu planning bandwagon (because I always do now and then) I can just pick it back up again whenever I’m ready.
Our free printable meal planner template is a simple, one page, planner with enough room to plan for five weeks. You can write your own dates in each circle and there is enough room to write breakfast lunch and dinners if you like.
There is a version of the meal planner printable that starts on a Monday, and one that starts on a Sunday too.
You can download the free printable monthly menu plan (starting on a Monday) here.
You can download the free printable monthly menu plan (starting on a Sunday) here.
This printable is an A4 sized pdf file, you will need a pdf reader such as adobe acrobat to open it. If you are printing on US ‘letter sized’ paper be sure to select ‘fit’ or ‘shrink to fit’ from your printer options.
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Weekly and Fortnightly Menu Plan Printables
If planning a whole month of meals feels like too much, or you just prefer to plan your menu each week or fortnight, you can find weekly and fortnightly menu plan printables here.
And you can find all our family friendly recipes to fill up your menu plan here.
New, Free Printable Monthly Meal Planners, Weekly Meal Planners, and a Bonus Shopping List
Do you menu plan?
Do you have any great tips for making it work and avoiding a million little trips to the shops?