one of my goals has always been to be a little more organized about meal planning, so i was really excited to see the new moments inked weekly meal planning pages. nichole has included so many great details - i love the colorful days of the week and the tear-off grocery list is particularly genius! And with the binder insert format, i can incorporate the pages into my existing planner. so much to love!
as with the rest of the planner, the color scheme is fun and the layout is very user-friendly. you get 55 pages in the binder pack - a little more than the 52 needed for a full year, so you can make a mistake or two! they're also not dated, which is perfect for if you're skipping a week here and there for vacation or some other reason.
there are three lines per day to write the meal, followed by a smaller column of three lines to note where the recipe is located for reference, and check boxes for further details - defrost, advanced prep, slow cooker. and then comes the real genius part - the perforated grocery list where you can organize the ingredients you need to buy to later tear off and take to the store.
i have decided to incorporate these pages into my planning binder, adding one to a week spread in order to plan my meals when i update that week. i like the coordination and having everything in one place. there is also a spiral bound option if you prefer your meal planning to be separate or you could purchase a second binder.
i like the binder version because it's easy to take the page out and cross reference my meals with the recipes and ingredients in the kitchen when working on the grocery list portion. and the grocery list isn't just your basic list paper - it's sectioned into different categories of items to make the shopping go even more smoothly with the list in hand.
once the list is complete, you simply tear it off when you're ready to shop! have i mentioned how genius this is? with a system like this, how can i not be more organized and motivated!
the meal planning pages are available now on papertreyink.com, along with the new calendar binder inserts and spiral calendars for 2017. there are only minor changes this year. colorful happy stripes and polka dots mostly. and there's new washi tape too! you can see nichole's original post (and others) plus continued reviews from the design team here. and my review in video form here:
like i said before - so much to love!
p.s. i've had my hands full lately, so one post was all i could manage today, haha! but don't worry, i'll jump into the countdown tomorrow with projects using my new set, sneak peeked by nichole yesterday - be sure to come back and check it out...