My 5 Favorite Meal Prep Apps

On the last blog post, I discussed the importance of meal planning and meal prepping and how utilizing these tasks each week can help you manage the time that you spend in the kitchen more efficiently and more effectively. Meal planning and meal prepping is also a great way to ensure that you are sticking to and following a sound and nutritious diet.

Today I am going to share some of the meal prep apps that perhaps you can include as part of your meal planning and meal prepping process.


 

#5. Epicurious

What I Like

Variety of different high-scale cuisine type recipes that encourage you to expand your palate while also focusing on healthy eating.

Key Features

  • Available in app format and also available via the web.
  • Can filter recipes according to what’s popular, course, type, dietary concerns, ingredient, cuisine, holiday and technique.
  • Ability to create a recipe bank and save all of your favorite recipes
  • Can create a shopping list which can make shopping easier.
  • Has a step by step instructions for you to follow along with as you create meals and a kitchen timer which can be helpful when cooking meat.

This App is for You If…

You’re adventurous with the foods you eat.

Website:https://www.epicurious.com

iOS App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epicurious/id312101965?mt=8

Android App: Currently Unavailable

#4. All Recipies

What I Like

Fun, healthy recipes that consider a variety of dietary concerns

Key Features

  • Available in app format and also available via the web.
  • Includes step by step instructions
  • Can organize recipes and create shopping lists.
  • Has a “Cook with what’s on sale” feature where you can find recipes with ingredients that are on sale in your local area which can save you money.

This App is For You If…

You want to find recipes the entire family will enjoy while still experimenting with different eating styles and cuisines.

Website: https://www.allrecipes.com

iOS App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/allrecipes-dinner-spinner/id299515267?mt=8

Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.allrecipes.spinner.free&hl=en_US

 

#3. Yummly

What I Like

Quite similar to All Recipes they have delicious, yummy, kid-friendly recipes.

Key Features

  • Downloadable app and website
  • Step by step guided recipes
  • Collect save and organize recipes
  • Schedule recipes and receive reminders and alerts to let you know what time you should begin preparing your meal
  • Has the ability to integrate with the Apple Health app so you can track nutritional information
  • You can personalize your recipes according to dietary needs and be eating styles

This App is For You If…

You want to step up your meal prep game and plan and schedule meals in advance, using their scheduled recipes option.

 

Website: https://www.yummly.com

iOS App:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/yummly-recipes-shopping-list/id589625334?mt=8

Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.yummly.android&hl=en_US

 

#2. Tasty

What I Like

Fun, creative recipes especially baked goods and treats

Key Features

  • Available in app format and also available via the web
  • Can easily personalize the app if you are following a plant-based diet
  • Filter and search for recipes according to your dietary concerns, cuisine, and amount to time spent preparing the meal.
  • Can save recipes for later use

This App is For You If…

You want to find interesting options for meal prep friendly dishes for lunch as well as fun and tasty vegan, paleo and vegetarian treats.

Website: https://tasty.co

iOS App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tasty/id1217456898?mt=8

Android App:  Currently Unavailable

 

#1. Mealime

What I Like

By far one of my favorites. You can build a customized meal plan where it will create a list of ingredients for you to purchase. Full of super healthy and tasty meals proving that just because you’re eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to skimp on taste. Makes meal planning and meal prep a breeze.

Key Features

  • Available in app format and also available via the web
  • Can create healthy meals in 30 minutes or less
  • Provides step by step instructions
  • Can create individualized health plans to match dietary needs and styles
  • An optimized grocery list that creates a super fast and easy grocery shopping experience
  • Costs $6 a month for the Pro version

This App is For You If…

You want a complete app that is efficient and has a wide variety of healthy meals that are full of vegetables and a variety of eating styles from different cuisines.

 

Website: https://www.mealime.com