This Week for Dinner: Meal Plans Printable

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Anyone else in a dinner planning rut?  Just me? Shoot.  Things are about to change around here.  And in an effort to get motivated, I created a little meal plan printable.  Straight forward and simple.  Fail proof. Let’s hope.

I made this fun chalkboard menu board at a church activity last year:

I love it! But I wanted something I could just write on too.
So I created one that could be printed every week.
OR you could laminate it and use dry erase
markets to change it every week.
Add a magnet and stick it on your fridge.
Call it good.

Download your own free meal plan:
For personal use only.

This Week for Dinner pastels
This Week for Dinner, brights

How do you keep up with meal planning?
What’s your favorite go-to dinner recipe?

For a monthly version, check this post out:

This Month for Dinner


  1. says

    Hi Mique,

    I love these templates, hope you don’t mind if i pin this page. I have been using meal plans for ages and have found as a result in general both my family and I are eating much healthier foods. Your color coding if fabulous, really well done.

    Kind Regards Linda.

  2. Terry says

    What program do you use to design your printables? I really like some of the fonts.

  3. Debbie says

    Hi, i love this printable, I was wondering if there was any option for being able to edit the typing. Thank you i love it

  4. says

    I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for sharing this printable! This is exactly what I have been looking for. I plan to laminate and use a dry erase marker. A new year = new routines and I want meal planning to be one of them!! Thanks again for sharing so freely!

  5. says

    Thanks for the printable! Looks so much cuter and brighter than my dull white one. With sports and therapies happening weekly I’ve been using the ol Crockpot more. Adobo chicken, lasagna, and even cobblers!

  6. says

    Maybe I’m just anal retentive, but I got sick of planning dinners long ago so I made a repeating monthly meal plan. I printed all the recipes (with side dishes to go with the meal on the same page) and put them in a binder. I separated them with page dividers every seven days and put a grocery list at the beginning of each week based on what we’d be eating that week. I also made sure to include a leftover night each week (to give myself a break!) and tried to put meals that go well together on the same week. (For example, we have turkey burgers with homemade potato wedges and we also eat potato wedges with bbq chicken, so we eat the turkey burgers and bbq chicken on the same week so that I can just make extra potato wedges and reheat them for the second dinner). It’s really made it so simple to plan for dinner each week. I just whip out the binder and it’s done! And since it has four weeks in it we don’t get tired of the same routine.

  7. Angie says

    You could also put this in a picture frame and use a dry erase marker to write on the glass…would save on printing a new one every week and give some “flare” to your kitchen! :)

  8. Kel says

    Cute planners! Stick that printable in a picture frame and it works just like a dry erase board! :-)

  9. says

    Brilliant, exactly what i need. Im always scribbling it down on a post it but this is way more more and colourful! thank you xxx