A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning

A Beginner’s Guide to Meal Planning

Posted by 7mm Fine Paper Stationery on

Let's be honest, how many times have you looked into the fridge in the morning and realized that you have no idea what you’ll be having for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Or you’re running late to work and didn't have enough time to plan it all?  Say hello to our meal planner that helps you organize your meals hassle free.

Although meal planning may seem like a daunting task, fear not! Once you accomplish making your first meal plan, you'll get into the knack of preparing one every week. Our meal planner is designed to make your daily "What’s on the menu" decisions easy-peasy! Planning and organizing meals weekly is not only essential for tracking your calories and diet, but it also inculcates healthy eating habits into your daily routine.

Why Invest in a Meal Planner?


1. Save your time

No more last-minute scrambles or wasting time thinking about meals. With a meal planner, you'll have everything you need in one spot, saving you precious time and reducing stress.

2. Track what you eat

Meal planning helps you keep a track of what you eat, making it easier to identify and improve eating habits over time. Plan your meals strategically to achieve your dietary goals, whether it's weight loss, maintaining a balanced diet, or trying out new cuisines.

3. Reduce wastage

Planning your meals can help reduce food waste by batching your meals and utilizing your leftovers effectively.

4. Never miss an ingredient

Create a comprehensive shopping list of all the ingredients required to make your meals, ensuring you don't miss a single item and avoid unnecessary trips to the store. It also helps in avoiding impulsive buying.

How to Meal Plan?


Step 1: Choose Recipes to plan your meals

Choose your favourite recipes, taking into account a good mix of flavours, cuisines, and cooking methods, keeping in mind your dietary and family's food preferences.

Step 2: Make a Shopping List

List down all the ingredients required to make each meal. Double-check your pantry to ensure you don't overlook anything.

Step 3: Write Down Quantities

Note the quantities of each ingredient needed for the week. Also add extra items incase you might need them. 

Step 4: Prepare Meals

With your meal plan and shopping list ready, you are all set to cook and enjoy delicious and organised meals all week long! Cook your meals in batches to save time and avoid wastage. If you have leftovers, get creative and repurpose them for other meals.

Meal planning becomes even easier with practice. By repeating the four simple steps of selecting recipes, making a shopping list, noting quantities, and preparing meals, you'll soon become a meal planning pro! Make meal planning a part of your weekly routine, and you'll notice how it simplifies your life and adds joy to your cooking journey. 

So, let's get started on this culinary adventure together with our meal planners!

← Older Post

Leave a comment

7mm Blog

12 Mid-Year reflection questions to ask yourself

12 Mid-Year reflection questions to ask yourself

By 7mm Fine Paper Stationery

Questions to help you reflect the last 6 months and how you can make the best of the next 6 months. Try to take a...

Read more
45 little things in life that bring us joy 7mm Fine Paper Stationery

45 small things to appreciate in today's fast paced life!

By 7mm Fine Paper Stationery

All too often we take the little things in our fast paced life for granted. We are merely aware of these elements in our life...

Read more