Planning With Kids Menu Planner App

Menu Planning has just become even easier! The Planning With Kids Menu Planner App is now available in iTunes ($0.99).

Menu Planner App

The most popular recipes from the blog have been included and more will be added on a weekly basis. The app will notify you when new recipes have been added, so you will be able to deliver plenty of variety in your family’s menu plans.

What does the Menu Planner App do?

It allows you to:

  • Create weekly menu plans quickly, choosing as many meals per day as you would like to plan for.
  • Generate the shopping list for all the meals selected.
  • Modify the shopping list to check off items you already have at home.
  • Email the shopping list to yourself and/or others.

Each recipe lists the ingredients required, easy to follow instructions and photos.

How does the Menu Planner App work?

The menu planner app is easy to use and has three key functions which you can access by tapping the tabs at the bottom of the screen:
Menu Planner App - starting screen
Plan – This screen will display the meals that you have currently planned for.

Menu Planner App - Meals
Meals – This is where you search to find the meals you would like to add to your plan. You can look for meals three ways:
Menu Planner App - Meals

  • By Name – where all meals are listed alphabetically
  • By Category – where all meals are listed by type of meal eg Italian, Asian etc
  • Most Recent – where meals are listed in order that they have been added to the menu planner app. The most recently added meals will appeat at the top of the list.

Menu Planner App - shopping list
Shopping – This screen lists all the ingredients that are required for the meals you have planned. You can either use the list directly on your phone and check of items as you buy them or you can send a copy of the shopping list to yourself via email and then print it out to use. The shopping list when sent via email also contains a list of the planned meals at the end of the email for your reference.

Menu Planner – Step by Step instructions

Menu Planner App - starting screen
From this screen click on meals to choose the meals that you want to plan for the week.

Menu Planner App - meals alpha
As you scroll through, you can find out more about each recipe by taping on the name.

Menu Planner App - Meal
If you like the look of it and want to add it to the plan, simply click add to plan.

Menu Planner App - Choose day
Choose the day you want to have this meal, by touching on the day. You can choose multiple meals per day if you wish.

Menu Planner App - Added to day
You will then be taken back to the meal and it will have been allocated to your chosen day, eg Monday. You then simply repeat this process by tapping on “Meals” so you can selected another meal to add to the menu plan.

Menu Planner App - menu plan
Your plan will then end up looking some thing like the above.

Menu Planner App - shopping list
Click on shopping list to see all the ingredients you will need to have to make the meals in your plan. You can tick off any items that you already have at home.

Menu Planner App - email shopping list
Or if you prefer you can email the shopping list to yourself or other members of the family who can help you with the shopping!

Menu Planner App - email menu plan
The email also contains a list of the planned meals at the end like the above.

And you are ready for the week!

Menu Planner App - clear plan
You can clear the plan and start again, by taping the “Clear” button in the right hand corner.

Can I Add My Own Meals or Ingredients to the App?

Not at this stage. I would like to see this functionality too. Compared to the rest of the app this is a complex addition, but as we wanted to get the app out sooner rather than later, we have released it without this functionality. We are working to add this functionality as soon as possible.

Purchase the Planning With Kids Menu Planner now!

Menu Planner App

The Planning With Kids Menu Planner App was proudly created by Ventiv.