My beautiful Meal Planning Stand

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

You all know I LOVE to meal plan, there are so many benefits from just spending 30 minutes each week to write out a plan of what meals we are having for the next 7 days along with a shopping list.  One reason in particular for me why I prefer to meal plan is to make sure that we are eating a balanced, healthy diet. Not too much pasta, plenty of vegetables and ensure at least one meal includes fish.

I always display our meal plan so I know through the day how long to allow myself to cook the meal in the evening, along with if I’m not home hubby has no excuse and can cook dinner and stop the kids for asking endless times….. what’s for dinner?

I created an A4 Weekly Meal Planner with the intention to laminate and put on the fridge, but a reader suggested a fabulous idea of framing it, then writing the meals directly onto the glass.  You can use a paper towel and water to wipe and start fresh the next week.  If water doesn’t work, try this trick.

Last week I purchased a Thermomix and shared an image of it on Instagram (follow me @theorganisedhousewife) and Facebook.  Behind the image was my meal planning stand and I received quite a number of enquiries about it.  

I used the What’s for Dinner print from my shop here.  A4 Frame from Big W, Ikea also sell frames to fit A4 in the Ribba range.  I also used a white plate stand that I purchased from Belle Collection, plate stands can be found in most homewares stores.

7 Designs available, I have added a few more colour combinations

How do you display your meal planner?

What’s for dinner print – The Organised Housewife Shop

Frame – Big W

Plate Stand – Belle Collection

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Miss Maudy October 15, 2013 - 8:04 AM

Umm, scribbled on a piece of paper and clipped to the fridge with a bulldog clip magnet thingie. Or, if I’ve done the week plan properly, it’s on that (same clip though) ; but meal planning is more likely than week planning. No space for ANYTHING on the bench that doesn’t belong there – I only have a bench that’s around 1.5m long and 60cm wide. It already has the coffee machine and mixer on it, there’s not much room for anything else. Man, I get wild if people dump stuff!

Sunshine Mands October 15, 2013 - 1:09 PM

I plan for all the meals not just dinner and I place them in plastic pockets just outside the pantry. I then put the recipes for each meal in a plastic pocket next to it

Katrina October 15, 2013 - 7:17 PM

That’s a great idea, nice and organised!

Sunshine Mands October 16, 2013 - 5:07 AM

It makes it so simple at dinner time and my eldest can look at the list of ingredients and help me get things ready

Tab October 15, 2013 - 5:15 PM

White board on the wall. It unfortunately hasn’t stopped the ‘whats for dinner’ questions from my parents, but it makes it easier for me when I get home at 7

Valerie July 17, 2014 - 7:33 AM

Thank you for this post, it’s given me the inspiration to write my menus in chalk on a wooden-framed school slate (my mother’s, c1920)in a similar fashion, thus making it both decorative and useful.

Katrina July 21, 2014 - 10:54 AM

Please share with us a picture Valerie, I’d love to see!!


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