Meal planning is one of the best ways to build a better relationship with food (and money). When you plan out your meals for the week (and maybe even the whole month), you never have to worry about what to eat and you’ll be less likely to make food choices that don’t feel good because you’ll be better prepared.
Meal planning can reduce food waste and saves money and time, as you’ll only be buying what you need and you can plan recipes around your schedule and culinary ability.
Here are my favorite meal planning services. I may receive a commission on your purchase.
PlateJoy offers customizable meal planning that includes a shopping list feature with optional add-ons such as grocery delivery and fitness tracking.
You simply plug in your dietary preferences, how you like to shop, cook, and eat, the number of mealtimes you’d like recipes for, and PlateJoy will generate a week’s worth of recipes that you can use right away. You can even swap out recipes you don’t like.
Visit platejoy.com to learn more, and use code GET10 to save $10 on your subscription.
Plant to Eat is for those who have their own recipe collections, whether from family, cookbooks, or found online. Designed like a social network, you can upload your favorite recipes, download the bookmark tool to load recipes straight from your favorite food blogs, and invite your friends to join and share recipes with you. You can also get access to other members’ recipes and meal planning ideas. There’s a calendar feature where you can plug in your recipes for the week and print out shopping lists.
If you’re using Pinterest to collect recipes, you’ll definitely want to check out Plan to Eat.
Visit plantoeat.com to get started.