I am so excited to finally get to share these new printable meal planning resources with you!!
There is a lot of information here, but I really hope having all these resources at the click of a button will help you to be successful in your future meal planning and shopping. I also want this to be fun for you! Enjoy the process of getting organized and feeling in control of what you are eating. The joy is in the journey! 🙂
How to print these meal planning resources.
It’s very easy to print these grocery lists and meal planning pages. Scroll down this post and when you see something you want to print off all you have to do is just click on the picture and it will automatically pop up a PDF version of what you see pictured. Then the PDF can be printed onto an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Print as many times as you like, or if it’s better for you, you can pin the picture below making it easy to get back to this post later.
PRINTABLE GROCERY LISTS.
I am sharing two types of grocery lists today. This first grocery list uses the same format that I use when I make the weekly meal plans on Meal Planning Mommies. It has a place in the lower right hand corner to write in what dinners you will be making each week. I always plan six dinners in my meal plans. That may sound weird, but I plan my week’s this way so we can use up the leftovers on that extra day, or we have a family night out at a restaurant. I find that we have less wasted food this way and it’s nice to get a break from cooking every once in a while.
This next grocery list has extra room for miscellaneous items that do not fall under the categories provided, and it includes lines to write on. There is no space on this one to write in the dinners you will be making, but you can scroll down to the meal planning pages below to keep track of that separately.
PRINTABLE MEAL PLANNING PAGES.
I have made a couple of different sets of meal planning pages to accommodate the different ways you may meal plan. One set is perfect for planning just your dinners and another set is perfect for planning and/or tracking all of your meals and snacks for the whole week on one page.
MEAL PLAN WITH ONE WEEK OF DINNERS
Click on the picture below for a meal plan that gives you space to write out your dinners and the sides to go with them, along with a place to jot down what ingredients you will be needing for each dinner. This is perfect for those who cook dinner for the whole family, but take care of breakfast and lunches on their own. This is the type of meal planning I do. I buy breakfast foods, but I don’t plan them all out and take lots of time cooking them up in the morning, if that makes sense.
FULL WEEK’S MEAL PLANS
WITH MEALS, SNACKS, & DESSERTS.
Click on the picture below for a meal plan that offers a place to write in your breakfasts, snacks, lunches, dinners, and desserts for each day of the week. All seven days are included in this one. This is great for someone who wants to map out the whole week. This type of meal plan can be especially helpful for someone who is trying to stick to a certain way of eating and are still getting used to it.
For those of you who come to Meal Planning Mommies on a regular basis, you know that almost all of my (Alisha’s) posts give information that is relevant and helpful for those who are following their Weight Watcher smart points plan. As an added bonus, today, I thought it would be fun to make the same meal planning pages as you see above, but with a special place to write in the smart points values for the foods and a place to put your daily smart point totals. Click on the pictures below for printable PDF versions of the meal planning pages similar to those above, but with smart points trackers included.
Attention Weight Watcher members…
If you have read this far, and the last two WW meal plans with smart points trackers are for you then keep reading…
I have lots of ideas with these. For those of you who are looking for a full week of meal plans that offer smart points for all your meals and snacks I want to offer you this option…
You may already know this, but I have created LOTS of lists and recipes that I think can be helpful when you are planning out your week. Once you have printed off the bottom meal planning page that has a place for all your meals, snacks and desserts, then come back here and check out these lists below for inspiration on how you can fill in all those empty slots! 🙂
WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY BREAKFAST IDEAS.
For a perfect list of quick and easy breakfast ideas that are low in smart points you can go here.
For a long list of breakfast combination ideas, with pictures of each, you can go here.
You might also get some breakfast ideas from our list of cereals that are low in smart points here.
WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY LUNCH IDEAS.
For one month’s worth of convenient lunch combination ideas, with pictures of each, that are low in smart points you can go here.
WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY DINNER IDEAS.
There are a couple of different ways Meal Planning Mommies can help you with dinner. You can either pick and choose dinners from our recipe archives here or you can pick a WW friendly meal plan from our meal plan archives here.
WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY SNACKS LISTS.
WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY DESSERTS AND SWEET SNACK IDEAS.
If you want convenient sweet snack ideas you can buy in the store you can go to that list here.
For some desserts you can make at home that are low in smart points you can go here.
WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY FAST FOOD AND RESTAURANT IDEAS.
For those times when you need to eat out, this great fast food and restaurant survivals guide is a must. All of the suggestions given are 10 smart points or lower. You can get to this list here.
Almost all of the lists that are linked above have a printable version of the list if you scroll to the bottom of the list. That means you could take a few minutes now to print out all of the lists and then take a few minutes at the beginning of each week to use them to meal plan. At the beginning of the week you just sit down with your lists and plug in the foods you want to try that week into one of the meal plan pages and grocery lists.
WOW! I know that was a lot of information, but meal planning really can be so much fun when you have all the right tools. I hope you will find some of these things to be helpful to you!!