If eating healthier and consistent meals is part of your New Year’s resolution, having a grocery list and meal planner can go a long way towards facilitating that goal.
Over at the design-centric blog Design*Sponge they were disappointed in commercially available pre-made grocery lists — they found them to be cheap, poorly constructed, and the pre-made lists were lacking. The only solution? Make one that fits your needs, of course. They went all out using contact paper to match the clipboard to the pen cup and so on, but you could certainly put one together without the visual coordination. The core of the kit is clipboard, a magnetic pen cup, and a homemade grocery and meal-planning list.
While the tutorial goes in depth on making the tools, they don’t actually share the template they used for the grocery list. Never fear however, the web abounds with templates you can take and modify for your own use like this grocery list and this meal planner.
It may seem like a simple solution, but planning out your meals for the week helps you assess what you’re eating, make sure you’re eating enough (or see if you’re eating too much!), and cuts the stress out of meal times. Have a tip or trick for planning meals in advance? Let’s hear about it in the comments.
Kate’s Grocery Planner [Design*Sponge]