Meal Planning for Beginners With a Free Printable

I’m going to show you how to make a meal plan simple and a part of your daily routine.

After you read this free meal-planning guide, you will know how to meal plan for the week and you’ll learn tips and tricks to make it as easy as possible while also saving some money while you meal plan.

What is Meal Planning?

A meal prep plan, meal planning, or menu planning is where you plan the meals you are going to have throughout the week or month ahead of time.

4 Easy Tips to Successful Meal Planning for Beginners

Why You Want to Meal Plan

Writing down the reasons you want to start meal planning will help guide you when it comes time to plan the meals you want to eat for the week.

Don’t Overthink It

The goal of weekly meal prep is that we make life simpler and make your life easier.

Use What You Have in Your Fridge and Pantry

Do you have cans in your pantry that have been there for a long time? Think of a meal you can make to use those up. This will save you money when meal planning for your family each week.

Stretch out your Meals and be Practical

Some meals you can get a couple of meals from. For example, you could make a big lasagna or a big pot of chili or soup. These meals could be used for two dinners in a row or you could freeze the leftovers into freezer bags and use them for a meal another week. 

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