Love this! 5/5
By Angela Manderfeld
I am a registered dietitian and I love this app. I personally use it. I’ll hand my husband the phone and tell him to pick 2, then I pick the rest. I love the ease, variety and nutrition quality. I recommend this to my clients as well! Thank you for making this, it makes life easier and everyone can use a little “easy”.
What a wonderful way to plan, shop, and prepare meals. Excellent stress reducer! Saves time and money while helping me serve healthy delicious meals to my family.
Amazing app!! 5/5
I have been looking for an app like this for years! The meals are easy, fast, super delicious and nutritious! I love the grocery cart and the fact that it separates everything by type or section, that way you won’t waste time at the grocery store. I love the step by step instructions WITH the ingredients and amounts in each step. I also love the cooking mode, that way your phone won’t “close” and you don’t have to try to turn it back on with your hands dirty. Suggestion: add a search by keyword, recipe name or ingredient field, it would help alot finding stuff. And last, keep the great recipes coming!!!
Save time and $$ 5/5
I love this app! Healthy, good tasting meals. Saves time by making the menu and grocery list. Flexible enough to switch up meals on different nights. Saves$$ by not buying items that you think you will use that week when that looked good when grocery shopping.
I love this app! 5/5
By Grad student girl
I tried Blue apron but it’s expensive and wasteful. So I decided to look for an app and found this app that does exactly what I wanted. I just signed up for the paid account to show my support. Thanks!
Life/Time Saver 5/5
I am loving the ease of this app! From picking menu items to following the recipes. This is a huge time saver! My favorite feature (so far!) is the ingredients and measurements are listed under the instruction steps. This is a fantastic idea as I don’t have to keep scrolling up and down to find out “how much” of an item goes in. Makes things so easy! I also love that you can get some recipes and pay to get others. Will definitely be buying the premium!
Fantastic app! 5/5
Some great recipes, with clear instructions. I love the convenience of adding the recipe items to a shopping list, as well as adding my own items to that list. Easy to search for recipes by ingredients, calorie counts, etc, and perhaps most impressive, the app developer reads and responds to emails, and includes suggested changes in the updates. I’ve never submitted an app review, but this is absolutely one of the most useful apps I have ever used!
This app rocks and saves me hundreds of $$$ 5/5
I started taking Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University classes and I needed to curb my eating out and high grocery bill spending. I decided to start meal planning and did some research on apps to help. At the end I picked Mealime because it was free and the food looked good. I’m two solid weeks in and I’m sold. My grocery costs have gone down by $100 a week, my food waste is minimal and we didn’t eat out for 3 solid weeks. My kids love the meals and have been eating things I’ve never prepared before. They’re big fans! The Asian food is so good and leaves me not craving takeout. We’re also pretty much paleo so being able to edit my food choices makes everything easier. Needless to say I just paid the $50 for the year and I’ve gotten a bunch of my friends hooked. #1fan
By Rope champ 1
Great meal options, they’ve all been delicious and I can’t even explain how much easier my life has gotten now! I have a baby, so meal planning, grocery shopping, and creating grocery lists is so difficult. But this app has made it so easy! I am very impressed with Mealime! Seriously, it makes your life so much easier in so many ways!
Could be cool, but.... 1/5
If you don’t feel like you have enough recipes to fill out a vegan diet plan, then don’t make it an option! Having an option to select vegan recipes and then get a pop up message to the effect of “haha our bad! Just sub stuff, mmkay?” is super lame. Like we don’t have an entire lifetime’s worth of taking eggs and dairy out of vegetarian recipes?! Just once, I’d really like to see somebody who lines the path with rose petals for paleos not completely ignore the vegans. “Customizable” if you don’t like eggplant but faaaaar from “customizable” if you don’t like animal products does not a five star review make.
Needs more ingredients 2/5
Has good verity and easy to use. However, every meal I have made never feels me up. I literally feel like I eat absolutely nothing. Also feels like some of the meals could use more ingredients (a salad needs more than kale and grapefruit or kale and tomatoes or pork chops and beans) and I don’t think the nutritional information for calories per serving is that accurate.
Wow awesome app 5/5
I haven’t even cooked anything off it but it’s awesome! It give you EVERYTHING you need great app.. I would love to unlock but 5.99 a months is steep.. I’m trying to save money
But other than that if I had the money I would totally get the pro
Great app 5/5
This is like blue apron but better. Yes you have to buy the ingredients, but most are use often in the recipes so it isn’t bad. I love the healthy choices and the variety- they are fun to make!! Thanks for the recipes and I hope you keep adding more!!
Huge help for dinner and great for budgeting 5/5
I love this app for a few reasons. First, the recipes that I've made (for about a month now) have all been great. We are saving money because the app compiles a grocery list and utilizes the ingredients effectively, so there's little to no food waste.
I also love how fresh and healthy the ingredients are. The recipes I've made incorporate more vegetables and fruit than the dinners I've made in the past and my kids eat it all.
The shopping list makes it easier to find everything I need for the week in a short amount of time. Most ingredients are used when you make a particular recipe, but others (such as coconut oil) are used for several other recipes.
Downsides include not being able to change your meal plan once it's set and they only have primarily dinner recipes so far. I'd like to see lunch and breakfast recipes added in the future.
Impressive, simple to use! 5/5
Good variety, fast and easy to use! I like the ability to customize my dietary needs and take out foods our family doesn’t like. Solid app folks! Get it!!!
One of the best apps on my phone! 5/5
I have never felt compelled to leave a review until now! I LOVE this app. I have gotten so many good recipes off it.
I love that it’s simple to set your meal diet preferences and how it gives you a detail list of the items you may need that you can also check off as you buy. The instructions are very easy to follow, and the recipes delicious. I am a picky eater on a mostly pescatarian diet who doesn’t eat tofu. This app definitely gives me great options.
Excellent App 5/5
I use this app regularly. It makes mealtime effortless. Tools, directions, shopping list. Tasty, healthy meal on the table in about 30 minutes. Great for busy family. I am learning so much. My family loves the meals. As a health and wellness coach I recommend this to clients and the response is positive.
Meal planning done right! 5/5
Finally there is an app that gives you the right amount of control - no need to import recipes but big enough database to choose meals from!
Grocery list is incredibly helpful too.
Recipes are very straightforward.
This is really the first time I’ve been able to do meal planning for the full week and stick with it for more than a few weeks.
Great App and adding some features could make it even better 4/5
By DC Portland
I have been looking for an app like this to help with meal planning. The recipes are simple enough but delicious and healthy. That being said I do have some suggestions for future upgrades that would make this an even better app.
1) The ability to export the grocery list to grocery delivery services such as Insta Cart for those who use those services.
2) The ability to create a library file of favorite recipes that can be added to from outside the app. (Like Paprika).
3) And finally, because this is what I was really hoping to find when I first started looking for a meal planning app. Having a bunch of recipes that build on one another to use leftovers from one meal to build another. For example if you select a recipe that makes a large pot roast for one night, the app would automatically make recipe suggestions for subsequent meals that would use the leftovers. That would just be awesome!
Pretty cool 4/5
Pretty cool app, but I’m not sure if it is comprehensive enough for us to use (mainly in the recipe list department). Very awesome for what it does though.
Great Meal Planner 4/5
I really enjoy the ease of use of this app, and I even subscribe to the monthly pro service. It has made grocery shopping a breeze and provides excellent nutrition and meal prep information.
I didn’t give it a complete five stars for only one issue I have. I wish I could remove and add meals to current plans, without having to start a new planner each time. The option to remove a meal helps when we cannot find certain ingredients at our local store, that doesn’t have a substitute.
If this gets added then the next version I will gladly five star :-)
Amazing. Definitely recommend. 5/5
I LOVE this app. I’ve been using it for almost a week now. I told my friend who has to diet for medical reasons that I’d do it with her. I love that this app has a lot of different diets to select from. The meals have all been delicious and relatively easy.
A few things to improve on: 1) I wish there were different skill levels for cooking. 2) I wish there were different cooking times or a “quick dish” option. 3) my shopping cart hasn’t always been 100% accurate.
Mealime Taught me How to Properly Adult 5/5
I rarely take the time to write out reviews, but as someone who has never been more of a cereal & sandwich kind of gal, I figured now was the right time to start. I’ve cooked 3 delicious meals so far and have incorporated bits and pieces of each into other dinners throughout the week. I’ve also shared the app with as many people who are willing to listen to me, which has also returned A LOT of positive feedback, especially from my kitchen-neglecting friends.
Everything is straight forward and the app itself is quite streamlined (love the shopping list function). The whole thing reminds me of Blue Apron or any of those other meal prep delivery services, but instead you’re buying the ingredients yourself.
Thank you, Mealime, for allowing me to finally feel like an adult in the kitchen!
I want to know how to go plant based 5/5
We recently decided we would try plant-based only diet. But a lot of the recipes even in the vegan base call for eggs and cheese. Is there a way to leave those out?
Great App 5/5
It separates ingredients into a grocery list so that it is easy to figure what ingredients are need for each meal! This is such a useful app for learning recipes for healthy eating and hey taste great too!
I’d love for price tracking to be incorporated j to this app
Best free meal plan app ever 5/5
I used to pay for a different popular meal plan app but grew frustrated with the lack of variety and photos so I cancelled my subscription. The one thing I really missed was the grocery list that would populate automatically and how easy it was to add and check items off. I was trying to find an alternative and somehow found Mealime. It’s way better than I ever expected. My mother has gluten sensitivity and a soy allergy so now I have her using this app as well for meal planning ideas. I love I can say I don’t like mushrooms and the gross little fungi’s disappear like magic 😬. Eventually I may get the pro version because your free version is still better than what I used to pay for. Thank you mealime!
No editing feature 1/5
Once you pick your meals, you cannot delete them or swap out without creating a whole new menu and reselecting meals
Feel like a professional chef 5/5
Yes this is so true!!! I feel like I can make magic in the kitchen! I love this app. Makes my grocery list and I can mark off what I already have. It is also easy to make adjustments if there is something I or my family doesn’t like I just substitute.
Worth it! Lost weight! 5/5
By Hungrily god
This app literally saved my life. 20 pounds down since I started using this app. So easy to follow the recipes and amazing that they provide you with the grocery list! Best app and first app I have ever paid for!!! Worth it.
Fantastic tool for eating healthy! 5/5
This app makes meal selection simple and shopping even easier! We are a busy family with two young kids. Without this app we were eating a lot of soft tacos and spaghetti :-) Now, we can glance at the extensive list of delicious, healthy meals, choose the ones we want, and have a shopping list created immediately. The list is broken up into grocery store departments making shopping a snap regardless of which store we find ourselves in. I tried this app on a New Years whim and have come to love it!
Holy moly 5/5
By Murd tran
This app is awesome. Was hoping this app was everything it sounds like and it is. Super convenient.
Can’t save two separate weeks 2/5
By Joyce light
I really don’t like that you can’t go back to your last weeks recipes. I was trying to keep each week separate so my grocery list wouldn’t be confusing. after added new recipes I couldn’t get back to the old ones I hadn’t made yet. Very frustrating. That should not be a feature only of the pro plan.
Great app. I've tried about 7 meals and haven't been let down once. Easy to follow directions and great taste.
Favorite App 5/5
By Julia kp
This is one of my favorite apps on my phone. As a college student, finding healthy meals to cook is challenging. But this literally makes it so easy. It lets you choose which kind of meals you want, which ingredients you like, etc and then you can choose from all these meals and once you select them, it gives you one big grocery list. it makes cooking soooo much less stressful
Great app, needs IFTTT support 4/5
Love the app and the grocery list function, but this app could really benefit from IFTTT support. I'd love to be able to transfer items from the mealime list to my Amazon Fresh grocery list to make grocery shopping easier.
Really great app 4/5
This is a really great app for people who are trying to choose more healthy recipes but aren’t very good at making the decisions on their own. Having the suggested recipes definitely helps me. The description says it’s compatible for iPad as well but I haven’t been able to find the app in the store while on my iPad.
*Update- I had to search for iPhone only apps, it seems to work ok on my ipad.
High Calorie/Fat/carb Recipes - is that healthy? 2/5
Although the design of the app was great, I Was looking for a meal planner app to support my efforts to lose weight and eat healthier. I purchased the pro subscription so I could see nutrition values for the items on the vegetarian plan and I was surprised to see most meal offerings had 600-700 calories per serving. I didn’t see one with less than 14 grams of fat and most I looked at had 20-40 grams per serving. Also lots of carbs per serving. If you aren’t following a low cal/lower fat/lower carb lifestyle then this might work well for you but I really didn’t consider it healthy and I cancelled my subscription right away.
Excellent app! 5/5
My husband and I are trying to eat healthier home cooked meals for dinner. This app has set us up for success! I love the grocery feature because it saves time, and I don’t have to go through each recipe and write down every ingredient that I need. I can just click the item if I have it in my fridge or pantry, or leave it on the list if it needs to be purchased.
The recipes are easy to make with the step by step instructions, and they are delicious!! The weekly menu feature is great, and I love selecting my dinner options from colorful pictures of the meals.
The features of this application are awesome, and I’m so happy that I get so much for free. This app is changing eating habits one family at a time!! Thank you!!!
WOW‼️ Meals are awesome 5/5
By Tugaloo Lou 😎
I got tired of eating the same old thing and thinking of ideas for dinners. So I came across this app and it is fantastic. Had 4 meals from Rosemary Pork Chops with Balsamic-Strawberry Sauce & Green Beans to Chicken Cauliflower Fried ‘Rice’ With Carrots & Peas and I’ve marked all as a favorite. The second best thing right behind the recipes is the generated Grocery List. Used my phone at the grocery store and had the weeks food all in one trip. 😀👍🏼 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Love it! 5/5
I actually had a similar idea for an app years ago, but did not have the technical know-how to write it. I’m glad a team finally pulled it off! I do have one feature suggestion that I cannot submit trough the app. Just as the shopping list for groceries, you should totally add a list of tools needed for the recipes too. Most stores are one stop shopping now, and it would be easier to pick up things like cast iron skillets if a customer doesn’t have one yet if they can actually see what they need to properly prepare these meals. :)
Love it but needs vegan options!! 5/5
By Yadira 🇲🇽
I have been using this app for a few months but I recently became a vegan and there is not an option for a vegan diet. However, I can still sort through the vegetarian recipes but I am afraid I am going to run out of options soon. 😱
Best recipe app! 5/5
I am incredibly impressed with this app. I use it for all my dinner recipes now. The “cooking mode” where you dont have to touch your phone to go to the next step is convenient and the shopping list feature is a life saver. I had my friends download this app too, and they fell in love with it just as quick as I did.
Best sh*t ever 5/5
Wow. I never review apps but wow. This is the best cooking app, so user friendly and easy to follow. And the recipes are bomb!
Like it so far but... 5/5
It would be nice to accommodate large families and it adjust accordingly. I have a household of 6 so instead of doubling the 4 serving to 8 (and prevent subtracting crap lol) it’ll be nice to have it done for me
Love, love, love! 5/5
By Bayou Mom of 2
I am in love with this app! It helps my family get involved in the picking of meals (paleo so we can all eat the same things), makes my shopping list and helps save my budget because I don’t buy stuff I really don’t need. Amazing app!! I have been telling everyone I know about it.
Needs meal plans and pick up service 1/5
There should be meal plan options vegetarian, diabetic, pescatarian, paleo, low carb, Keto, flexitarian, Mediterranean, etc etc.
It would be nice to have the list sent to a grocery store that offers free pickup services or even an extra charge for delivery options. Such as amazon fresh, instacart, Walmart pickup, etc etc
You would profit well and provide a better service to many people.
Suggested monthly service would $12/month with lower monthly if paid 12 months in advance.
You could charge extra if one needed it delivered.
I hope this helps as I don’t have the cash flow to start this business. Good luck.
Otherwise one can use their cookbooks.
Love it!!! 5/5
We have been using this for a few weeks and love it!!!! So easy to use and delicious recipes! Love the multiple options!!!
Wonderful recipes!! 5/5
Just wanted to rave about this app. My daughter in law uses this and told me about it. Every thing she makes is awesome!!! I didn’t really think it would taste good but to my surprise it all taste wonderful!! I especially like the way you have divided up the vegan and gluten free selection!! Way to go!!! Luv luv luv it!!!!!
Awesome app 5/5
I got a new phone and couldn’t remember this app name. Luckily I found it. Awesome app, one of the few apps that give you recipes and you don’t get overwhelmed with 500 versions of the same thing . Easy to follow, yummy, easy to shop. Thanks developers.