Wednesday 12 September 2012

Download a Meals Planner for your A5 Filofax

I was asked by a reader, Jane, to create a weekly meals planner. She wanted to be able to plan for the week ahead, shop accordingly and at the same time track her spending against a budget.

I created a four-page planner that might be of use to anyone who wants to take a more organised approach to feeding themselves or their family.

Here's what it looks like. The first page is about establishing a starting point for the week in terms of budget and what is already to hand.

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Then comes a two-page spread with meals on the left and categorised shopping lists on the right.

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Finally, page 4 allows you to add non-food shopping and to review your week and look forward to the next one.

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You can download the pages as either an editable Word file or as a PDF file. Either way, it is set up as an A4 document for you to print in booklet mode and then cut in half. Mirrored gutters allow space for the holes to be punched.

Because (like the party planner) this prints as a single sheet in booklet mode, you could just fold it and use it as a standalone booklet rather than cutting and punching to put in your Filofax.


Ena said...

That´s exactly what I needed!
Thanks, Ray! :-)

Sandra said...

Once again Ray rocks! Thanks!

LJ said...

May have to print some of these out for my new setup :o)

Unknown said...

Thanks a lot, Ray. Will this become available in personal size as well? This would be much appriciated... Thanks!

Ray Blake said...

I'll have to give that some thought. It would need to be laid out quite differently, but why not? Watch this space.

M Ng said...

Ray, I've never seen a meal planner that looked even remotely helpful to me before this one. Thanks for making this; your meal planner may be just the thing to help me wrangle our food spending and heavy reliance on takeaway.

Ray Blake said...

Now available in personal size here.


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