No one likes to hear “what’s for dinner!”, but if you are a parent, then you know all too well the dilemma of keeping your family well fed, with dishes that are healthy and easy to prepare. We all are pressed for time, so nothing could make meal prep better than an app that helps you find recipes, plan out shopping lists so you had all the necessary ingredients, and nothing extra.
Recipe Calendar is the name of the app and, believe me, if you have never used an app to help you manage your meal prep, this one has to be on your device pronto!
Not only does Recipe Calendar take the guess work out of what to make, it makes list building easy and it saves you money, because now you have a list off of which to shop and you won’t end up with hordes of ingredients in your pantry that you may never use. You buy what you need and nothing more.
The recipes listed in the app are categorized in several ways. You can search by diets, you can search by eating styles, think vegetarian, and you can switch between them if you like. You can even choose premade meal plans or create your own. If you have ones you really like, you can add them to your favorites so you don’t have to go searching for them. With over 2000 recipes, you will never get bored.
The interface is super clean and easy to use. You start by choosing a meal plan. Once you have that, you can start selecting different recipes for each day. Once that is established, Recipe Calendar goes to work creating the list you need to pack your pantry and fridge with all you’ll need to create the dishes you’ve chosen.
Let’s talk about the recipes, now. Each one comes well equipped with a great image of the final product, so you know exactly what you are getting into. The ingredients are listed out cleanly, along with quantities and below that are easy to follow, step by step instructions. Recipes can also be filtered by meal types, too, so you can do all your planning for dinner at one time, for lunch at another time, and so on. No need to get confused on what to make when.
If there were one thing I could wish for in the app, it would be the ability to print out the recipe so I could see everything all at once. Even on an iPad, it was hard to see all of the ingredients and the instructions at the same time.
Barring that, Recipe Calendar is definitely one that will add a great deal of value to my life. There are not too many apps that can claim that, but Recipe Calendar certainly can. If you are in search of a better way to plan and prepare for meals, download Recipe Calendar today.