Design Finch has created many free adorable, fun weekly meal planners to get you motivated to save money. Years ago, I started with a friendly free printout like this (okay not so colorful and fun, though). Then I went to a magnetic yearly pad from a craft store.
Did you know a meal planner can:
- keep you from eating out as frequently
- help you save money in the long run
- remind you when to remove your freezer items and place them in your thawing box (highlight those items on your planner)
- help you shop once a week IF you have an extensive grocery list (that’s where you can really save $)
- informs your family “what’s for dinner?” (they can easily identify on the refrigerator)
- helps you with the harried meal hour b/c you have a plan