Meal planning & grocery list template


As you already know, I love planning what I’m going to eat everyday and I always make categorized grocery lists before I go shopping for Meal Prep Sunday.

I made a free template you can download and use for your own meal preps too!

You can either print it out and fill it in with a pen or pencil, OR you can edit it first in a PDF viewer, such as Preview on Mac. Here’s how:

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  1. Go to Tools and make sure Text Selection is checked
  2. If the font toolbar isn’t visible, go to View and click Show Markup Toolbar.
  3. Select the font you want to use by clicking on the A icon in the Markup Toolbar (see screenshot).
  4. Double click on each line and type in your grocery items.
  5. To add meals and the date, go to Tools > Annotate > Text. A textbox will appear and you can type anything you want.


Get the template!

I hope you love it!

14 prepared vegan foods you can find at the grocery store

Not all packaged foods are unhealthy, and there might be times when you’re in a real time crunch and with limited options. You can still find options that are nutritious, minimally processed, and don’t have ingredients like corn syrup or white starches.

I looked through all of the prepared food options on Fooducate and found the top-scoring products that are also vegan and can be found at popular stores like Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks and large grocery stores.

I personally haven’t tried all of these, but I have had a few products from Amy’s and Sweet Earth and thought they were pretty good.




Amy’s Tofu Scramble, With Hash Browns & Veggies


Van’s Natural Foods Whole Grain Pancakes


Sweet Earth Natural Foods Functional Breakfast Burrito






Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods Lentil Soup – Light Sodium


Imagine Creamy Garden Broccoli Soup, Organic, Light in Sodium



Amy’s Bean + Rice Burrito


Sweet Earth Natural Foods The Peruvian Burrito


Boca Meatless Burgers, Original Vegan


Gardein Beefless Tips, Home Style


Path Of Life Organic Quinoa & Kale With Garlic, Olive Oil, And Sea Salt


Dr. Praeger’s Sensible Foods Sunwiches Sunflower Seed Butter And Grape Spreadable Fruit Sandwiches


Amy’s Lasagna, Garden Vegetable


Amy’s Light & Lean Quinoa & Black Beans With Butternut Squash & Chard

Hearty Veggie  Brown Rice Salad Bowl

Starbucks Hearty Veggie & Brown Rice Salad Bowl

5 tips for conquering the grocery store


Going to the grocery store can be an overwhelming pain in the butt. There are a zillion products to choose from and people everywhere bumping into you. Unless it’s late at night or the middle of a weekday afternoon, I try to get in and out as fast as I can. Here some tips for surviving the grocery store: Continue reading 5 tips for conquering the grocery store