Ask any mom and she will tell you why cooking is easy and planning the meals, isn't! The biggest hurdle is in deciding what to eat, and after levels of voting and vetoing by family, you are exhausted and fed up. We, at KSP totally hear you, mommies! And that is why, we shared with you, what works like a charm with us- the Meal Plans. The idea when we started was simple, but the translation from the mind to paper involved a lot more than we thought. And with one step at a time, we are proudly in our 50th week of KSP Meal Plan! (Drumrolls!) We've asked fellow mommies to send in their favourite go-to recipes to feature them in our coming post and also compiled a list of the most popular meal plans (just in case, you missed them earlier!)
So what do moms at KSP refer to when they need to plan a perfect meal for their family? Not only should it help you with a range of recipes, but also help you in making your grocery lists and tell you exactly how much time you will need in the kitchen to make it. Here is a list of the 5 most popular apps that help you plan the best meals for everyone in the family!
1. Food Planner
What's special: Like what you read on the internet? Would want to try out the recipe at home? This app lets you do that and more. Helps you plan your meals from your collection of favourite recipes and also helps sync it across your other devices so that you can plan your shopping accordingly! Tweaked your favourite recipe? You can save a photo of what you tried and earmark the recipe for future use! It is free to download but there are certain in-app purchases to access certain exclusive recipes.
Available on: iOS
What's special: This popular meal planning app for the entire family helps you from start to finish. From generating the grocery list for a meal or recipe you liked or planned, you can even add a note to every meal, search from a wide range of recipes, e-mail and print your lists and recipe collections you can do a lot more with this app.
3. Any List
Available on: iOS
What's special: Too busy to even type the recipes you are want to search? This app lets you add items through Siri feature, to help you when your hands are messy in the kitchen! Browse through a world of recipes and add them to your list with a single tap that will also automatically make a grocery/shopping list for you. The app is free to download and allows you to explore a world of options, but the premium subscription offers you more than that!
4. Big Oven
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What's special: Trying to recollect the name of a recipe you once heard from a friend. Chances are that Big Oven might have the recipe in its vast database and once you type the name, not only does it give you the complete descriptive recipe, but also the ingredients you need to buy, how long it would take to make this recipe and the calorie count! With a user-friendly interface, this app is widely popular and recommended for iOS and Android users.
5. Recipe, Menu & Cooking Planner By Pepperplate
What's special: The app is free to download but supports certain in-app purchases and would require a premium membership to use certain features. The focus here is not just generating recipes and helping you plan meals (which it does, amazingly!) but also helps you focus on healthy eating. With a timer mode on when you start cooking, you would know if you butter is melting a little longer than it should! Browse through your favourite recipes, add them to favourites, sync your app with other devices to help plan your shopping and end up dishing out the most delicious meals for your families!
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