My Freezer Inventory

Free Printable: My Freezer Inventory from The Happy Housewife

To be as frugal as I can when meal planning for the whole family, I make sure that I use up ingredients in my pantry and in my freezer before purchasing all new ingredients at the store.  This can be tricky if you do not have a system in place to make sure you aren’t buying duplicates of items you already have or whipping up a recipe that you already have in the freezer.  Use this free Freezer Inventory printable to keep track of all the meals you’ve got stashed in the freezer for busy weeknights or when you just don’t feel like cooking!  (We’ve also got a Free Pantry Inventory Printable as well!)

Print the My Freezer Inventory free printable here.

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Grocery Expense Tracker

Free Printable: Grocery Expense Tracker from The Happy Housewife

Don’t wonder where all the grocery money went each month!  Make writing down your grocery expenses a weekly habit with this free Grocery Expense Tracker printable!  Seeing what you are spending each week will also help you know how much you have left for the rest of the month in order to stay on track!

If you include eating out money as part of your grocery budget, then be sure to add those to your printable as well.  Need ideas to help you save on eating out?  Check out my 8 Tips to Save When Dining Out here!

Print the Grocery Expense Tracker free printable here.

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Itemized Grocery Shopping List

Free Printable: Grocery Shopping List from The Happy Housewife

In addition to meal planning, another great way to save money on your grocery budget is having a detailed and thorough shopping list.  You know the rule, never shop when hungry?  That’s a rule for a reason!  Impulse purchases increase dramatically when you are hungry, but I would also add that it’s true when your list isn’t accurate, too!  Take some time to create an accurate grocery shopping list along with your weekly meal plan and the rest of the week will be a breeze!  😉

(This is also super helpful if someone else needs to go to the store for you like your spouse or older children!)

Print the Itemized Grocery Shopping List free printable here.

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This Month’s Dinner Meal Plan

Free Printable: Monthly Dinner Plan from The Happy Housewife

When I meal plan, I try to sketch out a month’s worth of dinners at a time to get an idea of the whole month at once.  I can factor in any trips, school events, or sports that my family has scheduled for that month.  Then each week, I detail the meal plan for that week (if it needs it) and create my weekly grocery shopping list.  Although, if I’m warehouse shopping, then this monthly meal plan helps a lot, since I do not want to go BIG shopping more than once a month with all the kids!

Print This Month’s Dinner Meal Plan free printable here.

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Don’t forget to take advantage of our giant Recipe Index to find some new favorite family meals!

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