Life + Style

February 4, 2013

Meal Planning Week Two

I mentioned on my first post on meal planning that I use google calendars to organize my meals. I add in the recipes and links and set them up on a repeat schedule just like Edie.  This is helpful because I get a daily reminder sent to my phone and can pull up the recipe on my iPad in the kitchen while I cook.  
But what about a visual?  
What about grocery lists?  
I need those to be done the old fashioned way.  Paper and ink.
I thought y'all might too.
I left the template blank in case you're not cooking what I am this week.  And I have three different boxes because I shop at multiple stores when I stock up.  I've kept the menu pretty simple this week and I'm actually using a large rotisserie chicken from Sams Club twice along with lot of things that I already have in the freezer or pantry.

So what do you think?
Does a pretty print out help you?
Do you want more, like actual printable grocery lists or recipes?
I want to help y'all do this with me so we can all be accountable.

I'm also not eliminating cheese from my menus quite yet.  We're easing into it.  But eventually our whole family will make this dietary change together.
click on the image above to open it in a new window and print full size to an 8.5x11

Rotisserie Chicken, steamed broccoli, baked sweet potatoes
 Barbecue Rotisserie Chicken, green beans, oven roasted potatoes & corn
 Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas
 Grilled Chicken and Edamame Salad with Ginger Vinaigrette
Nachos with pulled pork barbecue from the freezer



  1. Looking good! I cook a lot of 1 dish meals because I hate to get multiple pans dirty and have too many things going at once, and because I cook during nap time, they need to be meals that can be reheated. Or I use my crock pot! Since kids, my motto has been "if it doesn't get made during nap time, it doesn't get made"-meaning then we end up doing take out! And for visuals, I am old fashioned and have all my recipes on recipe cards (or on Pinterest) so I just bring my cards to the grocery store/Super Target or print my Pinterest ones and bring the paper.

  2. Looks good lady! Proud of you! I did okay last week, but took the planning/shopping 2 days at a time. Guess I'm going to ease on into this. Did you see that Pinterest has a new zip list function? I'm going to try it this afternoon and will let you know.

  3. Good looking week mamma. I'm with you, I've got to writ my list down too.

  4. Check out the Grocery IQ app. You can create lists for multiple stores and also download & print coupons. I find it extremely useful.

  5. ahhh, i need to do this and kudos to you to a healthy & yummy week!

  6. I totally write out my grocery lists. Something about it.

  7. You are doing a great job and I love the printable!


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