Menu Planning Form – Free Download

January 19th, 2009

Here is a menu planning form that I use when I’m planning out my menu for the week. The top half has a weekly calender with space for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner Menus. It also has space at the bottom to list all the ingredients that you need to get at the store. A pretty simple and straightforward menu planner that also looks great on your fridge or magnet board!


Download this file and enjoy (for personal use only). Please tell your friends to come visit the site and download their own file. I would love a comment if you do download!

I also have a slightly different version of the form that does not have the meals for each day broken up.


Download this file and enjoy (for personal use only). Please tell your friends to come visit the site and download their own file. I would love a comment if you do download!

Each of these files are a 8.5″x11″ PDF. Use Acrobat Reader to open the file and print as many as you like! Happy Menu Planning!!

If you are another blog or crafting site and would like to link this project to your site, please contact me. Thanks!

882 responses to “Menu Planning Form – Free Download”

  1. […] Organize Your Menu and Shopping List […]

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  3. Mitzi Generalao says:

    I am loving these printables!! The key for me is the shopping list right next to/under it!! I use 4×6 cards and write my menu to the right and my list on the left but it tends to be too small and I end up re-writing it! Thanks for these! There is only one problem….. I can’t decide which I like best!!! LOL Thanks again!

  4. Lindy Taylor says:

    What a great and pretty straightforward menu planning sheet! Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you!

  5. MacKenzie says:

    FABULOUS TEMPLATE! I needed something spacious but organized. These will definitely help me buy the right foods to make my meals and plan them out in advance! YAY! Diet time 🙂

  6. Jennifer says:

    What a great form…maybe this will finally help me get organized. Thanks!

  7. Icono says:

    Love this design! I was fresh out of meal planner pages and needed to draft a vegan meal plan, and this has helped.

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  9. Mandi says:

    Thanks for your printables! I really enjoy using them! I blogged about how I use them. Thank you again!

  10. Neisha says:

    I’d love to see a “snack” line in the meal calendar! I have lotsa kiddos, so I am reigning in on the snack consumption. Having a snack line would help THEM know what the snack of the day was, so it’s not a free for all pantry raid!

  11. Mama M says:

    Thank you! perfect!

  12. Christy says:

    I have been looking everywhere for simple printable meal planners. I am so excited that I have found them on your site. Thank You so much, it is going to save me about an hour at the store each week!!!

  13. Tara says:

    Thanks for these. I try to be as organized as possible when meal planning (and everything else!) and this looks like a great way to to do it!

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  15. Jessie says:

    I just wanted to thank you for your weekly meal planner template. There have been a lot of transitions in my life this year, and weekly meal planning has become a necessity. I don’t know what it is about your template, but it has made the task really enjoyable. You’re helping my family to eat healthy foods, save lots of money, and avoid so much last-minute stress. Thank you!

  16. […] tried out a few different meal plan templates, and this one is my favorite:  The Project Girl Meal Planner.   I’ve been using her second version, without separate squares for each meal, but I have […]

  17. Alissa says:

    I really appreciate this! I downloaded the second one because my kids are in school right now (so they eat the school lunch) and our breakfasts are pretty standard and simple; thus, we really only need the meal planner for dinner. I LOVE the grocery list on the side, too!

    Thank you!!

  18. Kim says:

    your design is lovely!

  19. […] have two mini canolis and I’m NOT sorry about it.)  The Project Girl has two great resources for meal planning and keeping track of what you have. I don’t track the calories but maybe I might someday. I love […]

  20. Lisa says:

    Terrific resource! I love how all 3 meals, plus list for shopping is in ONE place. Thank-you!

  21. […] 2. Get a free menu/grocery list printable from The Project Girl […]

  22. Stacey says:

    I love your menu planner that has the grocery list and breakfast, lunch and dinner broken down so you can plan every little detail. I use it every week! Thanks so much!

  23. Sharon says:

    Thank you for providing these downloads. Very helpful.

  24. Kristen says:

    Super cool meal planner! Thanks for sharing.

  25. […] amount of time to gather all coupons needed for the weeks shopping trip. The Project Girl has a free Menu Planning worksheet to make the whole process easier.  You can laminate it and add it to your binder […]

  26. […] decided that would really crowd the calendar space so I went with this separate meal plan page from The Project Girl. I love how she has space for the week’s meals on the left and a grocery list on the […]

  27. Sonja says:

    Thank you so very much for this wonderful resource!! I found it on Pinterest and shared on Facebook!

  28. Sara says:

    By far the best menu planning worksheet I’ve used. And it’s pretty! Thank you!!

  29. Quia says:

    I am a new mother & have managed to keep the weight off by breastfeeding but she just turned one so its time to make a change! I am going to make my own diet & record it on this menu! Thanks so much and I love the design!

  30. […] what you’ve stocked up on can save you a lot of money. I like to use printable meal planners like these, when planning for the […]

  31. Amy says:

    Thanks – these are really cute. Hopefully they will help me get in gear!

  32. Jenna says:

    Thank you!

  33. aysegul says:

    Thanks for this pretty printable, its just what i was looking for 🙂

  34. Cara says:

    I love the one with all 3 meals. This really helps my husband and I stick to our better eating goals! Thank you for posting these!

  35. […] Menus & Grocery List at The Project Girl […]

  36. […] do it.  I use pen and paper to plan.  My favorite printable template these days is from and I post it on the fridge when I am done planning.  I calculate all the nutritional information […]

  37. Laura says:

    Wonderful! I love planning and these are perfect! Love the design!

  38. Amy B says:

    Love the 2nd one- thanks so much for sharing! This will help immensely!

  39. Doreen says:

    Just what I’m looking for two simple meal planners. Wish I had found your site first!

  40. […] I use free downloadable meal planners from The Project Girl. But there’s always something missing…. so I made my […]

  41. Chris says:

    I am in the process of making my own grocery planning/shopping list and found yours. It is so fabulous I will be using it for now! Big thanks to YOU!

  42. Jamie says:

    Just What I’ve been looking for! I will tell many about this at a food storage seminar I’ll be speaking at.

  43. Anonymous says:

    […] a bunch of meal planning tools out there, but I just use this template. It works just […]

  44. Sara says:

    Is there anyway to change the weekly menu from being a Monday – Sunday week to a Saturday – Friday week? I always do my grocery shopping on Saturday and would like to start from there… but all the weekly menus I find are pre-set to Monday – Sunday. HELP!

  45. Leah says:

    Love the meal planner. Big thanks from a mom of four with a crazy life! <3 <3

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  47. Brandi says:

    I love you menu planner for the week, I have been using it for a year now and it has really been a blessing. Thank you for sharing!!!

  48. […] has monthly planning and weekly planning options…whatever works best for you. I also like The Project Girl. Then, Ann Voskamp has a neat one.  The Day’s Dire, she calls it.  Love. And finally there […]

  49. Bobbi says:

    Love all these planners…… as an disorganised person trying to get some order in my life, this is exactly the kind of planners I need…. love the menu planner with the shopping list. I just ripped of the list, and went shopping. Thanks for free sharing!!!

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