Weekly Menu Planner Templates

I desperately need to start planning my meals better.  I do the 5:00 “oh-crap-what-are-we-having-for-dinner” dance every night.  With school just starting, I know I need to get back to planning dinner because if I don’t get my act together stat my kids are going to live on cereal for dinners….they totally wouldn’t mind. So I scoured the internet and found these six menu planner templates to help with the planning. Laminate them so you can use dry erase markers to reuse them and then of course I had to do some magic to make them even prettier.


weekly menu planner printable DIY frame


I had some frames lying around that I purchased for $1 at Goodwill months ago.  A quick coat of Rust-Oleum Gray Primer and I popped the menu planning side into the frame.  Next, I added some super strong ceramic magnets to the back.



And then I attached it to my refrigerator along with a dry erase marker…



Here are 6 really cute free ones you can resize and print to fit an 8” x 10” frame.  Don’t forget to laminate it so that it becomes a dry erase.

   via The Happy Housie

via Live, Craft, Eat

via Cupcake Diaries


via Grace & Good Eats

via Mommy Hates Cooking


via Heavenly Homemakers


Need help planning your menu?  Here are some fantastic recipes our family loves.

Crock Pot Pizza Joes

Crockpot Sloppy Pizza Joes

Crockpot Shredded Beef


Crockpot Rotiserrie Chicken

crockpot shredded rotiserrie chicken


I would love it if you shared your tips to make meal planning easier in the comments below!


**This is a repost from April 2013.