Meal planning is a great way to save money at the grocery store, and make sure that you have a healthy meal on the table for dinner each night. Whether you prefer to batch cook your meals for the week or cook dinner every night of the week there is a meal planning app available for you. Since our phones are never far from our fingertips, having a meal planning app on your phone that you can take with you to the store just makes sense. Here are some of the best meal planning apps available today.
Best Meal Planning Apps
Big Oven is a meal planning app that gives you access to more than 500,000 recipes and allows you to plan your meals days, weeks, and months in advance. In addition to the recipes on the site, you can also clip recipes that you find around the web and save it to the app. The app will curate a grocery list for you and you can mark the items off as you put them in your cart. Once you have your meals planned you can share them with family members across the platform. The app is free with ads, but there is a premium monthly subscription for an ad-free experience.
Meal Prep Pro
Do you prefer to batch cook your healthy meals for the week? If so, then Meal Prep Pro is the meal planning app for you. You can pick your diet preferences keto, paleo, plant-based, vegetarian, or high protein, they even have a pantry staples meal plan for those on a budget. Meal Prep Pro is designed to make healthy meals for one or two people so if you are using it for a family you will have to scale the recipes up. The meals are meant to be batch cooked in under an hour and you have meals in the fridge for the rest of the week. This app offers a free seven-day trial and after that, there is a monthly fee.
Mealime is a meal planning app with healthy recipes categorized for you like keto, vegan, and gluten-free. Set up a profile, tell the app you and your families food preferences and allergies and they will provide you with a week’s worth of healthy meals that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less with a grocery list. The grocery list can even be imported into Amazon Fresh or Instacart. The app is free, but with limited recipes, if you want access to many more recipes you will need to pay for the monthly subscription.
Paprika Recipe Manager 3
Paprika is one of the most interactive meal planning apps that you can choose from. You can download your own recipes or add your own from around the web. Once you have chosen your recipes for the week or month your grocery list will be generated. You can sync your grocery lists, menus, and meal plans across all of the apps. Need to adjust the recipe for more or fewer servings? Not a problem because this app will adjust the ingredients needed for you. The Paprika app is free, however, if you want to download more than 50 recipes to the site you will need to pay for the premium version.
Have you ever considered using a meal planning app or do you currently use one of these apps? If so, what do you think of it? Does it save you time and make meal planning easier?