Free Printable Grocery List and Meal Planner

Inside: This free printable grocery list and meal planner will make your next trip to the grocery store fast and easy. 

Trying to get through the grocery store without a plan is the worst. –You end up forgetting a key ingredient or buying things you don’t need.

But if you take a few minutes to plan out your meals and create a grocery list, it can save you time, confusion, and make your trip a bit less stressful.

I’ve been using a simple meal planning system for a couple of years now and I have to say, I no longer dread going to the grocery store. And having exactly what we need in our pantry to make delicious food we love makes dinner time less stressful too. It’s one of the things I’ve realized makes life as a mom so much easier so I thought I’d share my free printable shopping list and meal planning template with you today cause us moms need to stick together!

How To Plan Meals With Your  Meal Planner And Grocery List

Step 1: Print out your printable grocery list and meal planner.

You may want to print a few at a time so you have a few week’s worth on hand!

Enter your email address below and I’ll send you your printable grocery list and meal planner right away!

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Step 2: Plan your meals in the meal planning template section at the bottom.

First think of the meals you want to make that week, and semi plan out which nights will be left over nights or nights that you’ll eat out depending on your schedule that week.

Step 3: Once you have your meals planned, create a grocery list.

Go through each meal and write down what you’ll need and put it on the list in the correct category so that when you get to the store, everything is on the list more or less by aisle

I divided the grocery list template into sections for you. This is the key to getting through the grocery store fast because you’re able to get your items by aisle. — No more backtracking though the store for things you forgot!

Want to grab your own printable grocery list?

Enter your email address below and I’ll send you your printable grocery list and meal planner right away!

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Taking the time to be organized before I go to the store has helped me spend less money, waste less food, and avoid buying things that we don’t really need. It also makes grocery shopping, one of my least favorite chores, so much faster so I have time to tackle other stuff on my weekly to do list and still have time for some fun!

I hope this printable grocery list helps you do the same!

Enjoy 🙂

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Free Printable Grocery List and Meal Planner

About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

35 thoughts on “Free Printable Grocery List and Meal Planner

  1. Melinda Turner says:

    please send grocery list template

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hey Melinda, to get the grocery list, just enter your email address in the box above the post’s first picture (at Step One) and it will come to your inbox “auto-magically”!

  2. Julie Norris says:

    please send me your printable grocery list

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Hey Julie 🙂 Just put your email address in the box on step one and the list will come to your inbox “auto-magically”!

  3. Leah McGrew says:

    I both hate to shop and hate to cook. Both my wife and the roommate like to cook, however, because of the roommate doing shift work and the wife’s ill health, I end up doing more of the cooking than I’d like. We use Instacart for 95% of our grocery shopping, but the wife, who puts together the shopping list, can’t get into either of the pantries, I have to tell her what we need. We did the meal planning at one point, but fell out of the habit. We should get back into it. Maybe we can get the roommate involved, like we did the previous roommate those years ago.

  4. Beverly says:

    I like that it is simple. I don’t like these complicated templates where you spend so much time searching for the item and have to write it in anyway. Thanks.

    1. Corey Willis says:

      You’re so welcome Beverly. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Liz Butters says:

    I love this grocery list, fits my family perfectly! It made helped us not over buy and we didn’t forget anything we need. I lobe the “what we cooking” area!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Yay Liz! So glad you’re finding it useful for your family!

  6. Shirlene Nugent says:

    My daughter and I use this shopping list and it works great. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea.

    1. Corey Willis says:

      I’m so glad you’re enjoying the list, Shirlene! Thanks for letting me know!

  7. Lisa Smith says:

    I just hopped on google to look for a list and found yours to be exactly what i need! Simple and to the point! Thanks!!!

    1. Corey Willis says:

      Great! So happy you found it helpful, Lisa!

  8. I’ve been looking forever for good meal planning and kitchen management tools for the maternity home I run. Your site is great! Thank you so much.

    1. You are so welcome Tina! I’m going to be updating it soon with a few different versions too 🙂

  9. Thanks for the resource, Corey!

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  12. Another big Thank you for making up this printable – I love the little tick boxes! If I’m not careful I walk out of the store without all my items…….I will definitely use this! Pinned it!

    1. You are so very welcome!

  13. Jeanie says:

    I am using an IPad but when I click on the download for your free printables, all I get is a blank page. Any suggestions?

  14. Nancy K says:

    Thank you so very much for the functional grocery list 🙂

    1. You are very welcome Nancy! I’m so glad you love it 🙂

  15. Sharie says:

    Thanks so much! I can’t wait to try this shopping list.

  16. Mary says:

    This is a wonderful grocery list. We love it!!! Thank you so very much. I have been searching for one and just couldn’t find one to fit our family. This is perfect.

    1. I’m so happy that you like it! Definitely a must to be prepared ahead of time, especially if you have kids right?

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  18. Susie P. says:

    I really hate grocery shopping… this will keep me focused, and out of there sooner!! Thank you very much.

  19. Mel Keene says:

    This will keep me from going in circles at the store! 🙂

    1. That was exactly what was happening to me. The older we get the more limited out time is so being efficient during one of my least responsibilities (grocery shopping) was a must. Let me know how you like it!

  20. This is awesome Corey- I love how you added the little corner with the days of the week for dinner- perfect!! Pinned and sharing!

  21. This definitely beats writing the list on my hand or sending myself or the hubs multiple text messages, lol. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Haha! I stopped writing on my hand when I started waking up with an imprint of my list on my cheek 🙂

  22. Oh, I SO love this grocery list! Thanks for sharing! I forget that you live in CA too. We love Yosemite!

    1. We had a blast! I hadn’t been there since I was little and it was so fun to see my kids enjoy the same fun stuff we used to do!

  23. Thanks so much, for a simple list that hopefully makes my shopping trips quicker!

    1. You are so welcome Debbie! I made sure to make it easy to print (not a lot of color) and I’ve been using it for a few weeks and love it! Happy (quicker) shopping!

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