Meal Planning Tips

with Avery Design & Print

If the question “What’s for dinner?” sends you into a fit of panic each evening, it’s time to start meal planning! 

Whether you are cooking for a large family, or just for yourself, the benefits of organising your weekly meals are plentiful. 

Family preparing a meal together
Shopping List on Chalkboard

Why Meal Plan?

Here are just some of the ways a Meal Plan can help:

  • Saves you time
    No more last minute cupboard scrambles
  • Saves you Money
    Buy only what you need, rather than random trolley filling
  • Ensure you are ticking all those nutrition boxes
    By planning in advance you can check you’re eating a varied and healthy selection of meals, rather than throwing together the same 3 ingredients each night
  • Reduce Waste
    If you know you’ll be roasting a chicken on Monday, you’ll know you’ll probably have chicken leftovers on Tuesday and can make sure you use them
  • Avoid Stress
    Spend less time running around in a panic and more time enjoying meals with your loved ones
  • Serve Better Meals
    A bit of thought will show in your food – there will be more variety and all ingredients you need will be to hand… no more strange substitutions!

Ultimately, planning ahead means your kitchen will be more organised, your food will be served on time and meals can be more of a pleasure than a chore

Parma ham Pizza

Why not get started by having a theme for each day to help your first few weeks of planning. For example:

  • Pasta Mondays
  • Taco Tuesdays
  • Vegetarian Wednesdays
  • Chicken Thursday
  • Fishy Fridays
  • Pizza Saturdays
  • Roast Sundays

Using the theme as a basis, you can then add variety to each day… so on the first Monday it’s Spaghetti Bolognaise, the next week Lamb Ragu, the following Monday could be Prawn Linguine, the next Lasagne. 

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How Avery Can Help!

Avery have Meal Planning design templates on our free software Avery Design & Print Online.  Below is a quick step by step guide on how to use them.

To access Design & Print, go to and click the blue Start button to open the online software.

You'll find our templates on our A4 Signage products L7803 and E3440

Select template design on Avery Design & Print

Select the template you would like to use, then either edit the template with your Meals, shopping list etc or simply print the template to fill in by hand.

Insert your printed into your Avery Signage product and stick up in your kitchen for easy reference.

Hopefully you will never hear the phrase “What’s for Dinner?” again!

Avery Meal Planning Templates

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221 x 304 mm
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