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Recipe Calendar – Meal Planner for Android + $50 Amazon Giveaway

Mobile meal planner “Recipe Calendar”

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I know I’ve mentioned this before, but I am a meal planner. We do not eat spontaneously in my house (ever). Even spontaneous meals are planned out (such as eating out for birthdays). There are several reasons why I meal plan each week.

  • There is no scrambling with what to make for dinner. I know what is for dinner, and I have all the necessary ingredients on hand.
  • I have a large family, so it helps me to stay within my grocery budget (which some months is pretty strict).
  • I purchase what we need so there is less waste, and I incorporate leftovers as part of our weekly meals (using leftover vegetables for example, or having a left-over mix and match night).
  • It helps to keep me organized, and alleviates the stress of dinner-time.

In the past, I have done my meal planning exclusively with pencil and paper. I’ve even bought expensive meal planning agendas, calendars and note-pads to help facilitate my menu plans and grocery lists.

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Now, meal planning paperwork is in the past.  The future is in electronic meal planning. We are all so connected on our cell phones and tablets now, that it is only natural that we take meal planning to an electronic app. I know for myself, I never leave home without my phone but I have forgotten my paper grocery list before (many times). With the “Recipe Calendar” app, I always have my meal plan and my grocery list on me so there is no trying to remember my meal plan, or my ingredient list.

“Recipe Calendar” is currently only available on Google Play (but there are plans to release a version to iOS soon). “Recipe Calendar” is easy to use, and makes meal planning easier and stress-free!

To download the app for free, go to the Google Play store. You will need to create an account. Once signed in, you can select if you want to make your own meal plan or if you want to select one that has already been created. When creating your account, you can add how many people you are cooking for, which will update the ingredient amounts in each recipe (and the shopping list).

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I love that there are already interesting ready-made meal plans available including plans for specialty diets such as Paleo, Vegetarian, Weight loss, Low-Carb, budget friendly, among others.

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When meal planning, I prefer to make my own meal plans that work for my family. I know what my boys will eat, and I know the approximate prices of ingredients that are available to me. For me, this is what works best! “Recipe Calendar” not only has ready-made plans, but I am able to create my own plans as well. I do, however, love looking at other menu plans for inspiration!

One of the other advantages to this app is that it includes recipes, of varying difficulty, plus calorie content for different foods (which is great if you are watching your calorie intake). *Calorie content is only available on the Pro-version.

The app has filters for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as brunch and snacks. You can truly plan out each and every meal plus snack, and take the guess work out of what to eat while making sure you have all the ingredients on hand!

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To try it out for the first time, I picked a ready-made meal plan. I picked Budget Saver Family Meals.

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You can tap on an icon with a list and found that there is a community of meal planners. I really like that I am able to send recommended dishes to my friends and that I can also subscribe to people who like the same meals as me. This is a really great feature.

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There is a community of other users who write recipes and create meal plans. When you follow, you will receive notifications of new recipes and plans that are created.

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As an added bonus, you can ask your husband/wife/partner, children, parents, roommates, etc. to follow you, and they can send you recipes that they like or want to try for inclusion into your meal plans so that everyone is happy!

Going back to the meal plan I picked, which is found on the main screen of the app (and you can get there by tapping the Back button), there is a floating button with a shipping basket. When you click it, you will be taken to the grocery list. If you click the item in the grocery list, it will mark as being purchased so you can easily keep track of what you have, and what you still need to buy. I really liked that the list is organized in sections and not by meal, making it easy to use while grocery shopping.

 

Now that the shopping is complete, with the help of the grocery list, we get to the fun part: the cooking and the eating! Click the recipe to open up the details. The recipe will contain the ingredients, directions, and (for the Pro-version only) a timer and nutrition facts.

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Every user is able to add their recipes and meal plans to the app, as well as save recipes and meal plans in their “favourites.” “Recipe Calendar” is a great tool for keeping track of your meals, as well as finding new meals to help add extra variety to your routine!

Currently “Recipe Calendar” is only available for Android (Google Play). To find it, type “Recipe Calendar” in your Google Play app or by clicking here.

PLUS – Each user who refers two friends or family members, to “Recipe Calendar” will receive a FREE Pro version.

For more information on “Recipe Calendar”, please visit the app page here: http://www.recipe-calendar.com

WIN IT!

There will be FIVE (5) Winners.  ONE (1) Grand-prize winner will receive a $50 Amazon.com gift card + a code for “Recipe Calendar” Pro-version (Value of $55). FOUR (4) additional winners will each recipe a code for “Recipe Calendar” Pro-version ($5).

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Eligibility: Canada and USA

End Date: August 16, 2017

Good Luck!

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Andrea resides in Calgary, Alberta, and is the proud mom to five boys between the ages of 7-22. Running mainly on coffee and sarcasm, in her spare time she enjoys listening to Canadian Rock, watching Calgary Flames hockey, reading YA Dystopian novels, and binge watching Netflix.


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154 Comments

  1. Piroska

    I love the shopping list feature of the app.

  2. Sherry Blamer

    I love that you can plan out your meal ingredients and all in an app. That’s amazing.

  3. Trinity Rosario

    I love that it shows the exact amount or number of each item needed!

  4. Jennifer P.

    What I love about the Recipe Calendar is the shopping list that I could tick items off of – would make my grocery shopping so much easier!

  5. Melissa Bowers

    I like that family members can follow you, and they can send you recipes that they like or want to try

  6. Lisa Brown

    I like that it gives the directions on how to cook the meal you are planning.

  7. Janet W.

    I like that this app has a filter for every meal type so I can plan ahead for the week and not waste time thinking about what to make.

  8. Natalie

    I LOVE that it displays the nutritional value. I am counting calories and this app makes this very convenient!

  9. Joni

    I love that they can follow you and send you recipes that they like, very interesting.

  10. I really like the idea of using Recipe Calendar to plan, budget and create my shopping list. I’ve forgotten my list many times or decided to do an impromptu shop when I am near the store. I also like that you can subscribe to people who like the same meals. I have a small family and don’t keep large quantities of large varieties of foods on hand because they simply don’t get used and I don’t have room to freeze much. This would help me be organized, eat fresh and take the stress out of making meals!

  11. Allie f

    It removes the complication of forgetting essentials and stressing out about planning meals and snacks!

  12. mami2jcn

    I like that the pro-version only has a timer and nutrition facts.

  13. Krista M

    I just love how completely organized this app is! My favorite feature is in the grocery section the app keeps track of what you have and what you still need to buy! So easy!

  14. Melissa dupuis

    I love how it can be modified for my family.

  15. Jonnie

    I love that the app unites shopping, meal planning and cooking into one plan. I get distracted easily at the grocery store and often end up with what looks good or is on sale but the items don’t necessarily make for a full week worth of balanced meals. This app sounds like it could really get me organized and save me money when it comes to feeding my family.

  16. Jenny

    I love the app has a different filter for every meal

  17. Kristy

    I love that you can do a shopping list right in the app!

  18. Elena

    I like the exact measurements

  19. John C

    I like how clean and organized the app design looks.

  20. nicky

    I like the various filters, ex: snacks and brunch!

  21. MaryG

    I love the shopping list feature and that it’s easy to tick things off the list as I go!

  22. Steve Weber

    I like that it gives step by step directions for the recipes.

  23. angela eagle

    I love the shopping list feature

  24. Mary Cloud

    I like that it gives you the recipes and the shopping list for them

  25. Will G

    I like that you can add meal plans.

  26. travelbuds

    I love the shopping list feature. As it is right now I plan my meals and then have to make my shopping list separately. With this app it would all be in one.

  27. wendy hutton

    I love that it shows exactly what you have or what you need for that recipe

  28. Soozle

    I really like the huge variety of menu items!

  29. Kristi F

    I like that they have meal plans to choose from, like Budget Saver.

  30. I like all of the different meal plans.

  31. Tainan Lu

    I like the shopping list feature

  32. Sean M

    Shopping list is good

  33. Debbie White Beattie

    The things I like about the app are the shopping list, the money saver and the recipe section.

  34. Rachel

    My favorite feature is the shopping list.

  35. Heather Swanson

    The list is organized in sections

  36. Luis E

    This is awesome. Most days I just go with pasta. lol

  37. I love that you can do a shopping list right in the app!

  38. Kimberly O

    I love the fact that you have access to member’s recipes – always new stuff to try! Thanks!

  39. Meekyung

    I like the shopping list feature

  40. Kelly D

    I like that you can add your own recipes.

  41. Shirleyp

    Every user is able to add their recipes and meal plans to the app, as well as save recipes and meal plans in their “favourites.

  42. Joyce S

    I like the shopping list feature, and also that others can contribute to meal planning

  43. Linda Svarovsky

    I love how it creates my shopping list, so convenient.

  44. Linda

    I like being able to send recommended dishes to my family and friends.

  45. Char

    I love that I can make shopping lists, thank you so much for the offer!

  46. Chantelle Daigle

    I like the different meal plans – this mama’s on a budget!

  47. Christine Labelle

    I like that you can go from grocery shopping to the recipe for cooking all in the same place.

  48. Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I love the fact that there also choices plans for specialty diets such as Paleo, Vegetarian, Weight loss, Low-Carb, budget friendly, you don’t usually find all of those in one place.

  49. janine a

    i like the shopping list feature, seems very handy

  50. Strawberry

    I like that you can send recipes to friends.

  51. Carrie G

    I like the shopping list because I literally forget my list EVERY SINGLE TIME I go shopping

  52. Alison Braidwood

    I like that you can add your own recipes and meal plan to the app.

  53. Calvin F.

    I like that it’s so organized and versatile, having many variables.

  54. Elizabeth R

    I like the feature where others can follow you and send recipes.

  55. Debora Surkos

    I like the shopping list because I can never find my list or I forget something on it, guara nteed.

  56. Gillian Morgan

    I love how organized everything is. I love the shopping list feature.

  57. jennie

    What I like about the recipe calendar is that it has the list of ingredients for each meal and I can check off what I have and what I need to buy, and it’s there on my phone when I’m out grocery shopping.

  58. Samantha Plotkin

    I like the ease of creating the shopping list.

  59. Michele

    For all the great things the app does I think that for me the shopping list is the best feature… after I plan all the meals then try to make the shopping list there are times I mess up and do not get all the ingredients.. that would be solved with this app….

  60. Rhonda Grisham

    The shopping list! I always forget something when shopping. This would be so helpful.

  61. JoKing

    I love that you can customize for special dietary needs.

  62. Clare O'Brien

    I like that it shows you the calories of each item and that you can plan out your meals in advance to save time.

  63. Aarone Mawdsley

    it makes it easy to find food to make

  64. Mya Murphy

    Knowing the exact ingredients and amounts of all, is wonderful!

  65. Alana Starkie

    I like that there is a community of others who can post their meal ideas, to give me inspirations too.

  66. HS

    I like the meal filters and easy to shop ingredients based on them.

  67. Cindy Peterson

    I like that there are ready made plans and you can do your own plans. The shopping list is a must.

  68. Austin H.

    I really like the ready made plans you can choose from. And the sectioned shopping lists. That is helpful at the grocery store.

  69. I love that it has a grocery list and that you can browse other people’s recipe.

  70. Darren Scrubb

    I enjoy that I can send recommended dishes to my friends,and that I can also subscribe to people who like the same meals as me.

  71. Darren Scrubb

    I enjoy that I can create my own recipe plans and it has ready-made plans also.

  72. Julie bolduc

    I like that you can add a shopping List it’s so handy

  73. Denis M.

    user interface and detailed entries are great!

  74. danni lynn

    i like the shopping list feauture

  75. I love that every recipe is very detail oriented and helps out with the grocery list and also the nutritional list

  76. Christy E

    I like how it creates a shopping list and you can easily remove items you already have.

  77. What I like most is how it helps you keep track of your meals.

  78. Cheryl B

    I like that I can add recipes to the app.

  79. Elaine Buonsante

    My favourite part is the main focus on meal planning ahead…the basis for my new healthy eating plan.

  80. Serge B

    I liked how it organized in sections

  81. louise

    really cool, I love how completely organized this app is I also really like the feature is in the grocery section.

  82. Sab Edwards

    I’ve been known to forget my purse pen at home (honestly, it only disappears out of my purse when I need it when I go shopping) so being able to tick things off my shopping list is great

  83. Julie Bickham

    I like that it has a fitness meal plans. That can come in very handy for me!

  84. Amanda Hoffman

    I like that it has a shopping list

  85. tammy ta

    I love how it gives you the recipes and the shopping list for them.

  86. Jeanna

    I really like the shopping list feature!

  87. Marlene V.

    I like that they have ready-made meal plans available including plans for specialty diets.

  88. carol clark

    i like the shopping list like its all right there no need in looking no further i love it

  89. Susan B.

    I love that I would have the meal plan and my shopping list on my phone, I always forget my shopping list at home, or I don’t write down how much of something I need on the list and don’t have the recipe with me.

  90. Josee B

    I love the shopping list feature, I always seem to forget something, this would help!

  91. Steve

    I like the ready-made meal plans.

  92. I like that different users can use the app and still have their own choices noted on the recipe app calendar.

  93. I like that you can choose workdays or weekends and the number of people eating each day.

  94. Deanna

    I love the implementation of the shopping list that will be very helpful so I don’t forget to get things I need! 🙂

  95. i like how it seems pretty simple to organize all your recipes together and share a good recipe once you’ve found one. I think I gotta try this 🙂 love it!

  96. Morgan Stewart

    I like that it contains recipes, of different difficulty levels!

  97. SweetPanda

    I love that it has some meal plan category for diet etc. and I love the shopping list feature

  98. Glogirl

    I like that this app includes the calorie counts. That would be a great feature for those wanting to watch their calorie intake.

  99. Jenn

    I love that there are preset plans for specialty diets. It makes things so much easier!

  100. Josh S

    I love the shopping list feature…. I am lost if I don’t have a list!

  101. Tricia Hope

    I LOVE how complex it is.From helping with meal planning,to grocery lists,to nutritional value,it has it ALL!

  102. Sunshine G

    I think the shopping list feature would be useful.

  103. I love the shopping list part!
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  104. Katie Bellamy

    I love that it gives you healthy recipes!

  105. Jenny B

    I love that you can follow a community where others have written recipes and created meal plans. I find that the best recipes are from people who have actually tried and made the recipes.

  106. Karla Sceviour

    I like that every user is able to add their recipes and meal plans to the app, as well as save recipes and meal plans in their “favourites.

  107. I love that you can do your shopping list on the app.

  108. Stephanie

    I like that if you click the item in the grocery list, it will mark as being purchased so you can easily keep track of what you have!

  109. What I love about the Recipe Calendar app is the shopping list feature.This is perfect for me because I always forget something without a list.I also think it’s neat that we can add our recipes and meal plan to the app. 🙂

  110. Enrique Herrera

    I love how modern and organized it is.

  111. I love the ability to share recipes and meals with friends and family. So many nice features!

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  112. em

    i love the shopping list! checklist and it shows the measurements

  113. KellyPC

    I love the shopping list & that I can plan out all the ingredients I need.

  114. Jennifer Stapp

    I love that it has nutrition info for each recipe, thats definitely worth the pro price.

  115. Theresa C.

    I love that it’s so organized – one of our family members has just been diagnosed with diabetes, and we have to learn how to watch our carbs and sugar intake.

  116. Victoria K

    I love the fact that this app may actually keep me organized and I can do some real meal planning.

  117. Tanaisha

    I absolutely love the fact that you get notifications because without those everyone app is useless for me. We have 7 people in this house and I have to stay up on meals everyday. It gets tiring and this app helps keep me organized.

  118. Ashleigh Swerdfeger

    I like that you can share recipes with friends.

  119. I like being able to add recipes and meal plans to the app.
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  120. James Robert

    I like that the list is organized in sections.

  121. amy guillaume linderman

    i love that it includes recipes, of varying difficulty, plus calorie content for different foods ….i am a novice cook and need all the help i can get, and i am also interested in cutting back on calories

  122. Patrick Hopper

    I like how easy it is to share recipes

  123. Amy C

    I like that the shopping list is right in the app.

  124. Megan Willis

    I love the shopping list feature. I always make a list and then leave it at home.

  125. Amanda I

    I love the shopping list feature and that it’s easy to check off the things off the list as I go! This would be amazing, thanks for the opportunity

  126. Jennifer L.

    I like that I can select an already made meal plan and customize it for paleo and/or vegetarian to accommodate members of my family.

  127. Nicolas c

    I love that it gives measurements!

  128. Rhonda

    I like that it provides recipes for specialty diets since my husband is on a low carb diet…

  129. Susan Smith

    I love that you can do a shopping list right in the app.

  130. Kim K

    I love that you can create a shopping list right in the app!

  131. Charity Banman

    I like that there are ready made meal plans for specialty diets. This work great for me as I am vegan.

  132. Mita

    I like that it has the nutritional value.

  133. Jennifer L

    Love that it can be shared amongst family members.

  134. Laila I

    I like that nutritional values are included to help you make the right decisions when putting together a shopping list.

  135. Charmaine

    My brain loves the colour coded shopping list!

  136. Shari Gutierrez

    I love the shopping lists and being able to choose a meal plan.

  137. Tara Liebing

    I love the shopping list feature as well as the meal plan options.

  138. I like that there are different filters 🙂

  139. Kayley

    I like that you can set up meal plan options.

  140. Karine

    I like that there is an option for vegetarian diets!

  141. Caryn Coates

    I love the shopping list feature

  142. Teresa A Thompson

    I love the menu variety.

  143. Denae Boucher

    I like that there are meal plans already made for the whole day if needed.

  144. Pam R.

    I love the shopping list, and just how convenient it would be!

  145. Jennifer H.

    I think that it is cool that it gives dinner options.

  146. Audrey Stewart

    I like the shopping list and how long prepping time and cooking times are on there.

  147. What a great way to organize meal planning!

  148. wen budro

    I love the shopping list feature and the meal plans. I need help with meal organization so this app looks awesome to me.

  149. ariel c

    i like the shopping list function!

  150. Sarah Cool

    I love that it has the nutritional info!

  151. Daniel G.

    I like that I don’t have to think about what’s for dinner tonight, or ask family and always get the i don’t know, whatever you want comments.

  152. Alicia Boisvert

    The one thing that caught my eye was the organization and the fact my children and husband can send me recipes they would like me to make, that’s such a great way to be able to communicate.

  153. hripsime

    definitely the shopping list

  154. Nicole Jubleew

    I love that the grocery list is organized in sections and not by meal so that I don’t end up travel isles multiple times.

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