How Do You Use Your Bullet Journal to Meal Plan?

How Do You Use Your Bullet Journal to Meal Plan?

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Ariel Knutson
Sep 8, 2016
(Image credit: @that_journal)

Since last December, you might have heard a lot of people talk about bullet journaling. There's a whole website dedicated to the concept, and a clever video that breaks down the whole process. In its basic form, a bullet diary combines a to-do list, a diary, and planner. It helps you keep track of what you need to do that day, and also helps you plan for things you want to accomplish in the future. There are many additions you can add to your bullet journal. I love this one on tracking your mental health, and this one for tracking your hobbies.

This got me thinking, however: Could a bullet journal make you a better meal planner? And what would that even look like in the bullet journaling universe?

A quick search on Instagram led me to a trove of different ideas for using your bullet journal to help you meal plan. From what I gather, most of the people using their bullet journal to meal plan do it on a weekly basis. Most people create a couple pages each week and dedicate it to figuring out what they want to make for that week, what their shopping list is, and even how much they are budgeting to food that week.

Here's a look at a few of my favorites on Instagram.

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I love that this person used their bullet journal to keep track of budget. This is something I want to work on more with meal planning, so it was cool to see how easy it could be with the bullet journal.

I really love the layout of this meal plan; it's just so pretty. This person also included their workouts on this page, which might be nice if you're trying to be more health-conscious.

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I love how this person used Post-it notes in their bullet journal to meal plan. If you find you generally eat the same things over and over again, this would save you some time.

So, I'd love to know! Do you keep a bullet journal? Do you have any smart tips for meal planning while using one? Do you find that it helps you? Does keeping your meal planning alongside the rest of your journal help you keep track? Let us know in the comments!

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