If you’re new to bullet journaling and you need to back up a bit to find out what it’s all about,
visit my post Why Bullet Journal?
In it I concisely explain the concept and provide tons of links to more inspiration.
My meal planning spread was actually one of the first spreads I put in my bujo. And as you can tell, I was in love with the idea of using post-its so that I didn’t have to recreate my meal planning spread every week.
Although I do enjoy the flexibility of the post-its, for some reason my little blue post-its just do not want to stick. I think it’s cute enough, but I think revamp is in order after seeing all the inspiration I dug up for you…
Now for the round up…
1. The Post-it Prepper
I actually have several of these – they’re all the rage on Pinterest!
I love the elegance of this spread. It is definitely meant to be used again and again and again.
Both spreads above work together for Kimberly at Sublime Reflection. My favorite addition to this post-it style spread is the meal prep section. I’m always prone to forgetting to do something to the food right before I cook it, and then I’m left scrambling! With a written reminder I think I’d be less likely forget.
2. The Weekly Prepper
Em Schwartz creates a new spread for his meal planning each week. For those of you who don’t want to use post-its and prefer recording what you eat each week, this is a super-organized why to do it. Although I think I’d find a way to make this a one-page layout, I do like how he incorporates the budget at the bottom of the second page. Great for reflecting on spending!
Another take on prepping for meals weekly is to join it with your general weekly page. I don’t know who to credit with this spread, but it’s awfully adorable and practical!
3. The Monthly Prepper
For those who want something simple and would rather not plan meals every week, this spread from Just Plain Beth is fantastic! Listing out every meal for the month also means you want have issues with, “don’t we eat this every week?” Also, I love her way of coding the meals: some refer to where the recipe can be found and others refer to how the ingredients might need to be cooked. Check out her post for more details.
4. The Plan-Every-Meal Prepper
Although this is not technically a ‘bullet journal’ spread (its from Rebecca’s traveler’s notebook) I included it because it definitely serves as bujo inspiration! This is for those of you who want to plan every meal – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even snacks; home school moms with several kids – this is the spread for you. =]
5. The Daily-Themed Prepper
I would have never thought of a spread like this, but it is so interesting! Christina has dedicated each day to a specific food type and listed all her recipes for the food type beneath. I would assume (based on the bulleted lists) that you would choose something for that day, cook it, and cross it off in traditional Ryder Carroll style. You would never eat the same thing twice until you went through all the recipes for a given food type. Genius!!!
I’m so glad you stopped by and how you were inspired to meal plan away.
How do you prep for meals in your bujo? Please share!