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How to Plan Your Meals with Help of Apps?

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When you plan your meals, you save time, money and efforts and eat healthier and tastier food. Still, some may find the process of planning dull and time-consuming. And here apps come to the rescue.

Here are 5 applications that will help you to plan your meals fast and effective.

Cook Smarts

This app doesn’t limit itself just to planning, it is also an educational app that teaches how to cook and shows new recipes, there is also a blog where you can find a lot of interesting stuff about kitchen tools, recipes and techniques. You can specify the plan by setting the variant high protein, low-carb, vegetarian, paleo or plain balanced food. The subscription costs $8 per month, however, the access to blog is free.


Another app that is not just a planner, it will help you to create a shopping list for the chosen recipes, help to cook and organize the collection of chosen recipes. This service is free for the most popular platforms, and after signing in, you will be able to share the favorite recipes in the social media and plan meals with others. You can also add recipes taken from web or enter them manually. It is user-friendly, however, it has seldom updates.


Ziplist, at first just a simple shopping list organizer, developed itself into efficient recipe organizer and meal planner. Despite the fact that organization of shopping lists remains the main specialization of the app, the planning of meals here is also up to the knocker. The app creates a weekly overview where you can add recipes or dishes for every day and you will get a shopping list. After that the app will notify you when and what to make. Also the shopping lists are customized, so you can cross items that you already have and it won’t repeat the items like salt or pepper. And it will notify you in case if there are sales, coupons and discounts in the stores where you buy ingredients.

Plan to Eat

Plan to Eat. It is a user-friendly drag-and-drop tool that will help you to organize the menu and shopping lists. The disadvantage of this tool is that it is web-only. The advantage is that the plans here can be adjusted according to various tastes and diets. The price of subscription $5 per month.


Paprika is a recipe organizer and you can add any recipe you like there, as well as make lists of grocery and plan the meals with help of the selected recipes. Paprika also proposes cooking timers and step-by-step cooking.