Planning your meals

Planning your meals not only helps you keep an eye on what you eat, it also helps you keep an eye on your budget. Reduce food wastage and money spent on expensive takeaways by always knowing what you’re going to eat and when.

Most people who have had families will have used a weekly meal planner to keep dinnertime organised. But when you’re only cooking for one or two, a meal planner can seem a little too much hassle. However, by having a plan of what you’re going to eat, you can better organise your shopping list and work out the best way to use any leftovers. This will not only save you money, but time as well.

You can create a simple meal planner using a sheet of paper, ruler and pen, but if you’re looking for something a little more high tech, why not download this printable version?

Written by Debbie McTaggart