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Meal planning just got better. See how you can save time, money and your sanity just by menu planning. It is easier then you think.

You don’t need to be a techie wiz to make menu planning a little bit easier. But did you know there are many tools available on the internet that will help you with your weekly menu plan?

Planning your meals is one of the best ways to save money and eat healthy at the same time.When you make a meal plan before you shop, you are not only making for a less stressful week, but you are giving yourself a chance to eat a healthier diet. This week we are viewing some of my favorite meal planning apps.

Meal Planning 101 – Menu Planning Apps & Tools

Allrecipes has a fantastic search menu and a huge data base for finding recipes. Browse through over 1,000 already created menus for occasions from everyday to holiday. View automatically calculated nutritional information for your entire meal.  Plus, Allrecipes Menu Planner builds your shopping list as you add recipes to your menu – making it so easy to plan and shop for your meal (or meals!) You can utilize the Free Version or pay a low monthly fee to go Pro!


Favado – Allows you to compare grocery store prices, make a shopping list and find your favorite coupons all in the palm of your hand. Being organized is a HUGE asset to saving money. Know where the BEST deals are located, find your coupons and get out there and save some cash.

Kraft has a great  “USE what’s on Hand” search bar option. Search their database for ingredients that you already have in your home. No need to run right out to the grocery store when you can utilize what you already have on hand.

Food on the Table is a place to create a meal plan for you family, using sales in your neighborhood supermarket, and it helps to keep you organized by generating  a printable list. Free iPhone and Android apps.

Ziplist makes grocery shopping easier than ever before.  You can create a FREE customizable, online shopping list that you can sync with your FREE smart phone app (available for iPhone and Android devices).This list can be easily updated by email, instant message, text message, or via the web. Ziplist has a huge database of recipes and menu ideas. It takes the guess work out of making a list. Ziplist will automatically add a recipe you found and compile a shopping list for you.

Do you have a FAVORITE Menu Planning app?


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