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themaelane 10-28-2012 08:52 PM

meal planning sites / apps?
I'm wondering what's best. I'd like to do 2 weeks or a month, be able to put all dishes and daily meals on there, and see a calendar view. And I would love it to be free, or really really cheap.

Creating a grocery list and keeping a pantry list would be nice, but not necessary. If I can view it on my Android I'd be dern happy too.

I'm going to go add a poll....please tell me why you picked your choice!

BTW I found this link helpful...

willownz 10-28-2012 09:26 PM

Re: meal planning sites / apps?
I used to use plan to eat but now I just do it on paper and enter it into google calendar.

raisingcropsandbabies 10-29-2012 03:19 AM

Re: meal planning sites / apps?
I use a printout from Money Saving Mom and handwrite my monthly menu (B, L, S, S).

themaelane 10-29-2012 10:04 AM

Re: meal planning sites / apps?
I've considered just using Google Calendar. Do you guys find doing it yourself to save you time?

babynme8 10-29-2012 10:35 AM

Re: meal planning sites / apps?
I feel like I make the same 15 or 20 meals over and over so I just do it by hand but I would to make one of these http://robbygurlscreations.blogspot....-part-iii.html I'm not sure where I would put of how to keep the kids out of though.

harmoni247 10-29-2012 10:46 AM

Re: meal planning sites / apps?
I just discovered pepperplate. I love that site! I can use any recipe from any site, and they're really easy to import (button on toolbar). Easy to use planner and automatic grocery list. It also has a nook app which I needed because I don't have a smartphone.

ETA: I don't think it has an inventory list, but I just go through it and check off what I already have when I go shopping. And you can plan the whole month but only choose one week (or one day) to put on your shopping list. I can also add my own recipes manually.

Holly dolly 10-29-2012 11:01 AM

Re: meal planning sites / apps?
I just downloaded pepperplate! Can't wait to play with it! :)

I've used ziplist and while I love the list part of it...I don't like the recipes and there's no menu list. I've also tried Meal Maker and it was just ok.

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