Like the idea of meal planning, but not the idea of actually sitting down each week to do it? If so–get an app to do all the hard work for you! Here are three popular meal planning apps that allow you to get all the benefits of meal planning without actually having to take the time to sit down and do it.
1. Cook Smarts
Make meal planning easier on yourself with a great app like Cook Smarts. With Cook Smarts, you simply choose the type of diet you prefer (ex: Paleo, Vegetarian, a balanced diet), and Cook Smarts sends you weekly meal plans and grocery lists so you don’t have to take the time to compile them yourself.
Cook Smarts doesn’t just make meal planning easier; it makes the whole cooking process much easier and more enjoyable with tons of resources, including recipes, tips, tutorials and shopping lists. The app doesn’t just give you a grocery list; it serves you up some delicious recipes and then walks you through the entire cooking process, helping make your mealtime easier, healthier and more stress-free.
2. Plan to Eat
One of the hardest parts about meal planning is getting all your scattered recipes and thoughts together in one place to make a cohesive plan. Plan to Eat makes this easy. Simply drag and drop your recipes onto a calendar and Plan to Eat will generate your grocery list for you. No need to worry about getting stuck with recipes you won’t like–you can choose your favorite dishes yourself. Store all of your recipes in one place, view nutritional information, and change serving sizes for your recipes. Plan to Eat even lets you add in life events and extra ingredients. Plus, you can even save past meal plans to use again in the future.
3. Food on the Table
Take the thinking out of meal planning with this helpful app that does all the work for you (minus the cooking, of course!). Simply choose the style of food you like to eat and the day you’d like your meal plan delivered. Food on the Table will then deliver your grocery list and five different delicious recipes perfectly suited for you. You can even choose your store to see what is on sale! Make meal planning easy again with Food on the Table’s discussion boards, recipe index and helpful articles.
Have you used a meal planning app before? Which one did you use, and did you like it?