Free Printable Weekly Meal Planner Template
Creating a Healthy Weekly Meal Planner for The Whole Family
Eating healthy is something that you will have to try and start being a habit for especially these days with all the viruses and pandemics that are happening around the world. There are a lot of templates that you can follow online to edit and suit the preferences of your household. However, you can also create your own weekly meal planner easily. These days, there are a few programs that you can use, such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel. You can easily edit them for your future use as well. If you are going to create a weekly planner like this, you should do your grocery shopping once per week to make it easier in preparing the meals that you have planned.
You can separate and organize the meals into 3 different types, such as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can even add some snacks in between and also if you have to prepare lunch for your children to bring to school, they can also be included in the planner. For breakfast, you can prepare meals such as fresh fruits, milk, bread, pancakes, or oatmeal. This is so your family could choose what they want for breakfast. If you are going to prepare breakfast for the whole family, then you will have to wake up a bit earlier than them to make sure that everything is ready when they are awake. After that, you can rest for a bit and then start preparing lunch for the family.
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For dinner though, since the preparation for the meals is going to take longer, in your weekly meal planner, you can include some meals from your cookbook. You can even get your kids to help you prepare the meals. They will be happy to help after they have finished doing their homework and have some “fun” time in the kitchen too. By separating your meals into 3 different categories, it will make it easier for you to even do the grocery shopping and do the list for them too. To make it easier for you, you can download this type of template by clicking on the free download link provided at the bottom of this page as well.
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