View Poll Results: How do you meal plan?
Good ol' by-hand methods 3 50.00%
Plan to eat 0 0%
Once a Month Mom 0 0%
Say Mmm 0 0%
Food on the Table 0 0%
Pepperplate 1 16.67%
Relish! 0 0%
Meals Matter 0 0%
DinnerTool 0 0%
Other---what one? 2 33.33%
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Old 10-28-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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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...http://orgjunkie.com/menu-plan-monda...ning-resources

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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.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:19 AM   #3
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Re: meal planning sites / apps?

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

I've considered just using Google Calendar. Do you guys find doing it yourself to save you time?
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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.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #6
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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.

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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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