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17 Meal Planner Boards That Will Help You Reduce Your Food Bill This Month

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17 Meal Planner Boards That Will Help You Reduce Your Food Bill This Month

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Here are 17 meal planner boards that will help you keep track of your family spending and what you’re eating. Meal planning can save you hundreds of pounds and can be made easier when the whole family can see what’s for dinner. Included in this meal planner list are blackboards, journals and free templetes and printables by Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums. #MealPlannerPrintables #MealPlannerTemplates #Meal Plan #MealPlannerBlackboard #MealPlanIdeas #Blackboards #MealPlanBulletJournal
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If you’re looking to reduce your monthly food bill then you have to meal plan. Using something simple, like a meal planner board or a magnetic meal planner can help you reduce your grocery shop by half.

We all meal plan differently, and if you find a system that works for you then it’s something that will help you week in and week out to save money.

There’s loads of ways to meal plan, and none mean that you have to be stuck with what you’ve planned to eat. If you change your mind, then switch the days or freeze whatever you aren’t using. Just remember to add that meal to the meal plan for the following week.


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Many families (mine included) prefer having freedom at meal times, and planning what you’re going to eat and buy doesn’t take that away.

It’s about about checking what you have at home already, what you can make for the week and just buying what you need.

So if you’d prefer to meal plan yourself, then here are 17 meal planner boards that will help you reduce your food bill this month. They are all very different, but can be adapted to suit your families needs.


Meal Planner Boards

Menu Board via Jolie Mae Creations

This is a really simple way to use up any scrape wood you have while displaying your weekly meals. You write down your meals on index cards and clip them up for the whole family to see. You don’t even have to hang it, it can lean as well!


Weekly Planner Chalkboard*

This weekly meal planner may look simple, but it’s easy to read, and does exactly what you want it to do, ie, remind you what’s for dinner. It has a chalk shelf and hangs easily on to any wall. It’s quite small though, just 40 cm x 30 cm


Menu Planning Board via unOriginal Mom

This method works well if you like to be flexible. You have a pile of tags and write out your family meals. You pick 7, and write what you need (remembering to check your cupboards) on your shopping list. At dinner time, you pick a meal out of the 7 and cook. The only downside to this is that it only covers dinners.


Newcomdigi Magnetic Calendar Board Weekly Meal Planner*

This is a all singing all dancing fridge calendar meal planner board. It’s big enough for you to write all your meal on and is broken down into 9 parts, 7 for the days of the week and two for your shopping list and notes. It’s really simple and clear and works with liquid chalk markers, so can be removed without leaving sticky marks. It doesn’t come with any pens though, so that’s a added expense.


The Menu Planner to Rule Them All via The Thinking Closet

This is pretty cool. This is made up of laminated tags for each meal in your dinner repertoire. It is a DIY jobbie and you need to be a bit crafty to get this working.


Weekly Planner Whiteboard

Smart Magnetic Meal Planner Boards*

It’s a smudge free dry wipe magnetic weekly planner that can stick to your fridge or freezer. It comes with 4 pens and it’s so big that you can plan all your meals easily. It’s not made to be a actual meal planner, so you do have to adapt it to your needs.


Family Meal Planner via August Joy Studios

If you’d prefer to make your own, then this is a great DIY whiteboard weekly planner. August Joy shows you how to take a large frame and a sharpie to create a quick and easy dry erase menu board. it’s really easy to make and great for the whole family to see what you’re cooking.


Magnetic White Board Fridge Calendar by Smart Panda*

This is a large and fully magnetic fridge calendar board that can help you stay organised. It has a little “to do box” on the bottom as well. It includes 4 pens and a eraser. Downside is that you wipe away your meals, so you don’t have anything to use as inspiration on those weeks you are struggling.


CKB Ltd® Meal Diet Planner*

This is a 7 day full week magnetic weekly planner that you can stick to any metal surface. It’s A3, with a high gloss dry wipe whiteboard finish. There’s plenty of room to write and it comes with a washable free pen. There’s no where to write your shopping list though. You could use one of my FREE printables and stick it next to the meal planner board if needed.


Magnetic Meal Planner And Action Plan Whiteboard*

This is a great whiteboard meal planner if you want a adaptable board. It’s A3, and can hold any kind of info you need. It has a 30 mil thick magnetic sheeting for triple the stick and a “long lasting” clear dry erase PET laminate, meaning no more smudges.


Recipe Notebook

Menu Board via RobbyGurl’s Creations

This is a full on bells and whistles meal planning board that has every single details sorted. It’s colour coded, has printed tags and side dishes to go with the meals plus recipe cards. You will never be short of meal inspiration again!


Jodds The Weekly Meal Planner*

This is a A4 spiral bound planner with a place to put the date for each week and 2 columns for meal plans, plus a useful tear off shopping list & notes area. It has 60 undated tear off pages to allow you to start your busy year whenever you want.


Weekly Meal Planner with Grocery List*

This meal planner is almost A4, and has a shopping list for each week and a notes section. At the back, it has a double page tracker so you can check the prices across three stores. There’s also a page for you to write down your favorite recipes.


Weekly Planner Pads

Monthly Meal Binder via The Polka Dot Posie

This is a great simple idea if you prefer to meal plan using a binder. You laminate the sheet and wipe clean every week to start again.


Meal Planner via Home Made By Carmona

This is how to meal plan using post-it notes. There’s no tags to print, just write on a sticky note and move it around to plan your meals within a simple table.


Collins A4 Unique Layout Weekly Planner Pad*

This is a really A4 pad. It has 60 sheets and a unique layout with a weekly view and a small space for notes.


A5 Slimming Diary*

For those on Slimming World, this is a great way weekly planner pad to meal plan and keep track of your exercise as well. There’s also somewhere for you write your Healthy Habits, Five a day Fruit & Veg. 


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Here are 17 meal planner boards that will help you keep track of your family spending and what you’re eating. Meal planning can save you hundreds of pounds and can be made easier when the whole family can see what’s for dinner. Included in this meal planner list are blackboards, journals, free templates and printables by Laura at Savings 4 Savvy Mums. #MealPlannerPrintables #MealPlannerTemplates #Meal Plan #MealPlannerBlackboard #MealPlanIdeas #Blackboards #MealPlanBulletJournal

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