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Posted by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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Do you do anything like that? What helps you make it work?
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:47 AM
I used to do a monthly meal plan but it was consuming to much of my time do I do weekly ones now.
by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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I do weekly ones just for dinner. It has really helped me keep fresh fruits and veggies in the house at all times and we go out to eat less.
by Rhonda on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:52 AM

I whip out a weekly menu plan in minutes.  What makes it work?  the fact that I love having "advance notice" of what needs to be done i.e. meat thawing, muffins baked, etc. without having to think ahead.

August 25 – 31, 2013


breakfast – sausage/peppers/eggs skillet breakfast, veggie juice

lunch – beefy mushroom soup, grain-free double chocolate zucchini muffins

dinner – plum-glazed pork chops, baked sweet potatoes, green beans, grain-free apple crisp


breakfast – grain-free sweet potato pancakes, veggie juice

lunch - leftover soup & muffins

dinner – honey mustard chicken, oven fries, cheesy cauliflower casserole


breakfast – Caprese omelets, veggie juice

lunch – tuna patties, side salad

dinner – tacos, salad


breakfast – dairy-free blueberry banana smoothies, hard boiled eggs

lunch – homemade flatbread pizzas, salad

dinner – hamburger gravy over grain-free biscuits, green beans, tossed salad


breakfast – grain-free blueberry pancakes, veggie juice

lunch – leftovers

dinner – spinach parmesan chicken, tossed salad


breakfast – eggs & pancakes, veggie juice

lunch – creamed tuna & peas over grain-free biscuits

dinner – grilled bratwurst, potato salad, pea salad


breakfast – fend for yourself

lunch – leftovers or chef salad

dinner – pizza & salad

by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 12:06 PM

 I do it weekly, it helps me plan what I need for my grocery list and gives me a "guide" on what I am making that week to tell the family when they ask .

by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:37 PM

Yes.  I go shopping when DH gets paid once every two weeks.  Before I go I look at the local store ads and make a menu for the two weeks based on sales and what I already have and such.  Then I make my shopping list based on the menu. 

by Gold Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM
Sometimes but it rarely works..
by Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 2:19 PM
Yes, I do every week It works out great...started doing once I had my first child almost ten years ago, my mother always did and her mother too. Makes things so much easier, I do everything from breakfast to dessert!
by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 2:31 PM

I can see buying things for the freezer & pantry for a month. I do the perishable shopping once a week. Every 3 to 4 months when the pantry gets crowded, I'll meal plan around what's in there.

by Bronze Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 2:44 PM

Sometimes I do but have not done this lately. I would like to see what others do and how it helps, great question. =)

by Silver Member on Aug. 26, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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I make a list of all the dinners we can make for the month and then we pick from the list every day. After, that meal is scratched from the list... that way I can keep track of what we have ingredients for!

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