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Best meal planners and food diaries for a healthy lifestyle in 2022

Bookmark those favourite recipes for years to come with the best meal planners and food diaries...

Meal planners and food diaries aren't just to help with weight loss. Meal prep is all the craze, and is not only a time saver, but it’s great for those conscious of waste too. Preparing your breakfast, lunches, dinners, and even snacks, is made all the easier with a food diary meal planner, so you know exactly what you are eating and when. 

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Meal planners can also double up as your very own recipe books, as you can bookmark your favourite dishes and how you made them. For those who are conscious of their calorie intake, are counting macros, or need to monitor their diet for health reasons, a meal planner will deliver on all counts. 

We have sifted through the variety of planners, organisers and diaries out there to find you the best meal planners of 2022 so you can kickstart a healthier lifestyle in the New Year.

The best meal planners


Meal Planner & Grocery List: 52 Week Planner & Organizer for Shopping & Cooking, £4.99, Amazon 


It’s one thing having a meal planner, but often we forget what ingredients we need to make the delicious feasts, but this design has you covered, as it comes with a weekly organiser, as well as a section to write your shopping list. 


Happy Planning, £10.55, Amazon 


For those who love to have every aspect of their life in order, this planner is for you, as it has a section dedicated to help you meal prep, budget, mark important dates in your planner, and write down your shopping list. Simply genius if you ask us. 


A4 Weekly Meal Planner Pad With Tear Off Shopping List, £13.99, NotOnTheHighStreet 


This weekly meal planner can be pinned to a wall, door, the fridge, or left on the worktops so you, and your family, know exactly what you’re eating each day. While some meal planners have a section to list the ingredients you need, this one has a tear-off shopping list section, which is perfect so you never forget a single ingredient. 


Caroline Gardner Weekly Meal Planner, £12.50, John Lewis 


Caroline Gardner homeware pieces are always a must have in any household, they are bright, colourful, and practical. For those looking for a simple meal planner, this creation is for you, with clear boxes for each meal for the week, and a specific area for your shopping list - you can’t go wrong. 


Sweetzer & Orange Meal Planner Notepads, £8.99, Amazon 


For those wanting a meal planner that doesn’t take over the whole house, this may be the gamechanger you’ve been looking for. This nifty meal planner has the designated areas to plan your meals for the week and write your shopping list, but it is magnetic, and can be fitted to the wall, on a surface, or pretty much anywhere. 


Magnetic Botanical Bee Weekly Meal Planner With Shopping List, £11.69 (was £12.99), Joules 


For those looking for a meal planner that really does hold its own in the kitchen, look no further.  This bright, botanical printed planner is perfect for meal planning, but also adding a pop of colour to your home. 


Soho Notebook in Panama, £155, Smythson 


Smythson knows how to do diaries, planners and journals, and do them well. Though they don’t have a specific meal planner designer, a simple plain notebook is the stylish number to keep track of your meals, recipes, and ingredients to buy, while also doubling up to document your day to day, or anything else you need to jot down. 


Bronx Hanging Weekly Meal Planner, £40, Next 


Proudly display your weekly planner in your home with this set, which is a nod to the old school canteen menus with a chalkboard listing your favourite cuisines. What we love is it is reusable, easy to clean, and super chic. 


CGD London The Meal Plan Pad, £10, Fenwick 


CGD London are a diary and organiser company growing in popularity, and we are here for it. While some prefer the planners, which have a section dedicated to your food and water intake, others may prefer this Meal Plan Pad to specifically document their dishes for the week ahead. 


Essential Weekly Meal Planner Pad, £9, Martha Brook 


Looking for a weekly meal planner that is more purse friendly, and practical? This design ticks all the boxes, as it features large boxes to fill out your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the week, as well as a list section for the ingredients to stock up on. 

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