Get organized, plan your meals in advance!
Planning your meals in advance is a wonderful way of sticking to healthy choices for your breakfast, lunch, dinner and in between meals or snacks. In addition to this, your weekly meal plans can save your time, money and stress as you already know what you need to buy and when.
Weekly Meal Planner can be used for planning family meals or individual meals. You can plan ahead of time the food you want to eat in your breakfast, lunch and dinner. This planner includes the planner in two layouts and a master sheet of meals to records all the types of preferred or favourite meals.
Weekly Meal Plannerfor Excel® 2003+, OpenOffice & Google Docs
Using the template
Begin by downloading this template and recording the list of food items that you prefer to eat. Involve everyone at home including kids to identify a comprehensive list of meals they like. You can then use this list later for selecting from drop down lists.
This template includes two planners as follows:
- Planner A: Use this sheet to plan your main meal and side meals using drop down lists for your breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner. In this layout you can manage the information from Monday to Sunday, organized in one after the other format. This sheet also has Grocery List which allows you to plan the things that you need to purchase.
- Planner B: With this sheet, you can plan your main meal and side meals using drop down lists for your breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner as above. However in this layout you can manage the information from Monday to Sunday, in side to side format which means you can view two days together. This sheet also has Grocery List which allows you to plan the things that you need to purchase.
- Meals: This sheet has comprehensive list of food choices for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner that can be used as dropdown list in Planner A and Planner B. You also have an option to add values in this sheet. For doing that, you can use a "Tab" on your keyboard to move between the cells. New rows are added automatically when using "Tab" key.
Weekly Meal Planner helps you to plan a week's worth of meals in advance. We recommend you to also consider the time you need to make and serve meals while planning as some days you might have less time for the preparation. Finally, stick to your plan and have quick glance everyday to remind yourself of anything that needs to be done in advance.