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Meal Planner & Shopping List

For those looking for a Free Printable Meal Planner & Shopping List, then you have come to the right place.
I have never been the kind of girl that would take a few minutes out of my day to sit down and organise what I would eat for the week.
I would either head to the store and buy what I felt at the time, or I would eat when I felt hungry, typically missing meals and overeat.

When starting Kym Campbells: 30-Day PCOS Challange I knew having organised meals were going to be one of my biggest hurdles. After Week 1, I took the time to create a meal planner. The purpose of this Meal Planner & Shopping List was to find a system to keep me on track while also assisting in meal prepping.

THE MEAL PLANNER – FIRST DRAFT

My first meal planner started out as writing it down in a notebook and believe me, it was not attractive. I didn’t use this planner for too long as the empty space used to write down ingredients weren’t the most efficient.

First draft of the Weekly Meal Planner & Shopping list
Second draft of the Weekly Meal Planner & Shopping list

Making these improvements allowed the planner to evolve into how you see it today. As a result..after using the form for a few weeks helped me save time and money.

So give it a crack ladies, It is something I have come to use every week and best of all you can store them in a folder and reuse them.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE WEEKLY MEAL PLANNER & SHOPPING LIST

To download this Meal Planner & Shopping List, click on the or image below.

Week Meal Planner & Shopping List

TIPS FOR USING MY WEEKLY MEAL PLAN.

If you’re like me then your know-how easy time gets away. That’s why when I have a few minutes up my sleeve I use it to plan my Meal Planner & Shopping List

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TIP 1: PRINT AND RECYCLE ME

What I love most about this planner is the ability to recuse it as many times as you like. So when you find yourself having a busy day just pull one out from a previous week.

TIP 2: ASK THE FAMILY

Commonly we are not the only ones we cook for. So if you have a family or housemate don’t forget to ask there opinion. I like to turn this into a fun project. I whip out the coloured pencil and start colour coding the meals with the item on the list. You could use this idea with the children by asking them to also make there own.

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Week Meal Planner & Shopping List Recipe icon

TIP 3: RESEARCHING RECIPES

This may, at times, feel like a chore but don’t be afraid to indulge yourself. My favourite thing to do is browse Pinterest and blog for PCOS Friendly Recipes seeing those images will get those tastebuds watering and have you excited for the meals for the week. Don’t forget to remember to save them. I commonly save all my homemade recipes to Pinterest boards.

TIP 4: MEAL PREP

If you know your week is going to be full on with work or activities then this tip is perfect for you. Going as far as making meals in bulk the night before leaves you with leftovers for the next night. This will help you stay on track and dinner less of a struggle on the nights you have little energy.

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Week Meal Planner & Shopping List Shopping Icon

TIP 5: KEEP A WELL STOCK PANTRY

Having your basic stocked in the pantry will make meal planning easier as you will spend less browsing the supermarket and saving yourself time and money. I have created a PCOS Food Checklist containing PCOS Friendly ingredients. Visit the page to see more suggestions on how to keep your pantry well-stocked and organised.

Ultimate PCOS Pantry List - Page 1
Ultimate PCOS Pantry List - Page 2

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