If there’s one thing that allows us to live frugally, it is meal planning.
I find meal planning enjoyable, it’s a real weight off my mind during a busy week knowing what we are going to eat and when. But it can become stressful if we don’t have the right tools. Just a couple of days ago, we received a question on Ask SAHM about organising recipes electronically and we thought, hey, mums are moving away from binders and clipboards and on to digital organisers! Not only do they cost less, they are also more economical and at times more efficient. With all that fan-dangled technology, some apps can not only help you plan your meals and store your recipes but, they can even generate your shopping list! Say what?!?
So the question is what do we use to organise recipes electronically? What are the best meal planning and recipe organising apps out there? We did the research for you and came up with these 5 apps:
1. Meal Board
MealBoard is one of the best known recipe management apps there is. It is fully customisable, and it allows you to not only plan your meals and manage your recipes but also manage your entire pantry. You can organise your recipes into food categories, ingredients, meal types, stores — even store aisles — and more.
Available for Apple devices
Like MealBoard, the cutely named Paprika app also helps you organise your recipes, plan meals, as well as make grocery lists. The awesome thing about Paprika, aside from the interactive recipes, is that it also helps you cook by keeping your screen open as you work in the kitchen and automatically scale the ingredients to your preferred serving size.