callmechef

Need some help DIYing it

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Hi Folks, 

Does anyone have a tool that they use to make their own DIY meal plans. Maybe an excel spreadsheet that helps keep things organized and makes writing a menu a little easier. I could possibly make my own, but I rather not spend the time on it if someone already has something. 

 

Thank You!

Raul

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It's not an excel sheet, but it is totally free:  http://www.pepperplate.com/. They don't have recipes to choose from, you'll input your own, but if you need a place to keep recipes, grocery lists, and weekly/monthly meal plans together, it's pretty nice, and has both web-based and app access, so I usually input recipes on my laptop and make the grocery list there, but can use the app on my phone at the grocery store. Might not be at all what you're looking for, but thought I'd mention it in case it's helpful.

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Here is a link to the weekly template we use. It has spots to note each meal and also a shopping list area at the bottom. We use this every week (Whole30 or not). 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/18CeOuQaSDG9JhQF2ochB4IAMNlX9vYPz1gObJUM1_S8/edit?usp=sharing

Also, we have used a service called Plan to Eat in the past and liked it. It allows you to import recipes, adjust servings and create shopping lists. It's relatively inexpensive too and you can try it out for 30 days free.

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Here's the spreadsheet I created and which I'm currently working from, in case it's helpful! It's a work in progress, though, so fair warning!

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WOGXCup1KyNrb_Yz--pecwFaRFn5u89FHItdQjqWXvo/edit?usp=sharing

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We use PlanToEat which has a 30day trial period. It costs $39/year which to me is very reasonable and I'm sure it has saved us a ton over the years by making it so freaking easy to meal plan.

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