They help you remember which items to buy at the grocery store and which coupons to bring with you. For many families, groceries are one of the largest monthly expenses. Creating a weekly menu can help you save on your monthly budget because you are less likely to rely on last minute and more expensive options like eating out or delivery. You are also less likely to buy on impulse once at the store.
The kind of weekly menu planner that you decide to keep can be as simple as a writing your planned meals on your grocery list, using an online menu planner that will save your grocery lists from week to week, or you can try one of our free templates [Word format - PDF format]. Remember to check back often for new templates!