Very intuitive with great recipe import functionality 5/5
Very intuitive with great recipe import functionality
Lack of a scheduling feature is its main pitfall. 3/5
By Source(s): dude, trust me
I downloaded this app in the hopes that it would aid me in my new endeavor of attempted recovery from my eating disorder. What I expected was something to plan your mealtimes in. Like, a schedule. This is, I feel, a core aspect of a meal planner, and Mealime lacks anything like this, from what I've found.
When you add recipes to your plan, you just have a big list of them. No actual customizable timed, scheduled plan. It makes the experience chaotic and confusing, in my opinion. I guess you could go to another app and do that part there, but I feel that kind of defeats the purpose.
I downloaded this app because of the beautiful UI design and promise of easy, accessible recipes, and it delivers on those things in spades, but the actual functionality of what you do with those recipes is rather lacking.
If this bit of functionality isn't integral to your usage of such an app, then it seems fantastic: delicious, easy recipes, useful dislike and allergy filters, and stunning design. But this missing piece renders it rather unusable to for my personal needs.
Better than all meal service plans out there 5/5
By The Great Sciocco
My wife and I have a long commute, and both enjoy cooking but are far from “pros”.
We’ve tried just about everything out there, from subscribing to recipe apps, to all of the major meal services plan out there (I won’t name them but you know who they are!).
Recipes fall short because they don’t help you shop and they are usually just one portion of the meal (no sides, etc). The meal services are either NOT healthy, or healthy but not very exciting.
1. Mealime gives you a ton of options even for the most specific of options (e.g., gluten free, pescatarian, vegetarian, low carb, etc).
2. Each meal is balanced and meet your nutritional goals.
3. The shopping list it prepares for you is perfect. We have not thrown away a single thing from our fridge since we started using this.
4. Easy. Cooking used to bring anxiety to me, with complicated preparation the need for perfection. The prep is not only fast but incredibly easy. We have yet to spend more that 45 minutes (longest) from prep to table.
5. And finally, the most important thing, the meals have been absolutely delicious. We’ve been using the app for several week now and at this point made a few dozen of their meals, and we are blown away by how delicious everything is. Whomever the head chef(s) is(are) i would like to personally thank them for bringing top notch restaurant-caliber dishes to our table. They have a brilliant talent for developing the most creative medley of flavors together, sometimes I read the ingredients and think “oh, that will never work”, but they do. We haven’t had a single meal yet that was not above average.
Thank you, Mealime for bringing us back to home cooked, delicious easy meals, and taking all of the anxiety out of food shopping and keep dinner prep brief and enjoyable.
So many vegan options! 5/5
I’ve been using this app for about a year now and I’m still getting new meal options! I love how easy it is to meal plan, shop ingredients, and make great meals from scratch, all in one place! The only room for improvement is the suggested time it will take to make the meal. I usually double or even triple the time they say it will take, but it’s still worth it to me. Love this App!
Why didn’t I find this app sooner?! 5/5
After doing countless meal delivery boxes, and paying too much money for them, I found this app. For the longest time I struggled with meal planning, and would typically just fly by the seat of my pants. Now I have an actual simple meal plan to follow that makes my life so much easier. From making a grocery list all the way to cooking, this app is the best.
My five star rating 5/5
This app is amazing to help you find amazing meals. If ur low on money there are meals for very cheep. If ur running low on time they have quick meals for you to make. If your Vegan or vegetarian they have meals for you too.All options are healthy no matter what even if ur on a diet. Definitely recommend this app!!
Fácil de usar y tiene mucho potencial 5/5
Mis primeras impresiones tras una semana de uso han sido satisfactorias!
Es fácil de usar, atractiva interfaz, y muy útil para escoger el menú, luego hacer las compras y posteriormente cocinar!
Gran aplicación 👍🏻
Best food app ever! 5/5
Easy to use, makes a grocery list for you and you can add your own things!
Good app 4/5
I work as a caregiver for the elderly. That includes preparing meals. I can easily adjust settings for dietary restrictions.
My patients enjoy scrolling through the pictures and choosing their meals for the week.
I print their grocery list and the recipes every week.
I haven’t used the delivery feature, but I think it could really help people who can’t always get out to shop.
Not sufficient 1/5
If you want nutritional information. You have to subscribe for 4.95 a month.
5 Stars 5/5
Love Love Love this app! Super simple and makes meal prep such a breeze.
This is a game changer 5/5
I haven’t had this app for very long but I already love it. My husband and I were having a hard time meal planning and sticking to a healthy diet. When I found this it changed everything. The best part is the grocery list that’s created for you. So simple and easy and you can cater the meals to dietary restrictions or food you don’t care for. It’s really amazing
So far- love this! Just click a delicious looking dinner and it does the rest, aside from cook it!
THIS APP IS THE BOMB!!! 5/5
If you haven’t tried this app....YOU SHOULD!!! I have used this app 3-4 times a week and have made some very good meals!!!
I love how they provide all sorts of ideas on what to eat to ensure that it never gets boring!!!! I LOVE THIS APP!!!! 18/10 would recommend!!! 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
By the perfect app !!!!!
Simply a flawless app.
I’ve been using this app for a while, and I love it. Everything I’ve made has been delicious, I love the grocery list feature, and the recipes tend to call for some of the same core ingredients so you don’t have to totally restock your kitchen every time you make something new. I also love that the grocery list has substitute suggestions if you don’t have/don’t like an ingredient.
Amazing for sure 5/5
By Hammerhead M24sws
Simple, good recipes that are healthy for a flat bellied, barrel chested, steely eyed killer! RTLW!!!
Need a spokesperson? 5/5
I’m just a girl who was sick of snacking every day and wanted to start making actual meals. Every recipe I’ve tried on Mealime has been super easy to make and DELICIOUS! I’ve told a bunch of my friends and family about this app and they all downloaded the app after I went on and on about how wonderful this app is! You’re welcome for those extra six Mealime users 😉
I hate writing reviews, and usually only write them if I feel very strongly about something. This app has seriously changed my life. I used to struggle with deciding what to eat on a daily basis. I always had some ingredients but not all of them. It is just my boyfriend and I, so it was hard to cook something that wasn’t too much food for the two of us. With Mealtime, i know ahead of time what i will be making for a week, and with the shopping list, i always know i have the ingredients, and i can just buy what I need each week. I also work in a Pediatrics office and I introduced Mealtime to one of our APN’s who works with families on nutrition. She refers a lot of her patients and their families to this app because it helps a lot with meal planning and it is so customizable. It’s especially helpful for single moms or very busy parents. I have always considered trying Keto, so I might try a week of keto recipes. I am so excited that I found this app.
I tell everyone about this app! 5/5
As a 20 something recently living without a roommate for the first time, this app has been a lifesaver! I used to be intimidated by grocery stores and my family used to jokingly say that I should go on “Worst Cooks in America” because my cooking would regularly set off the smoke detector. Then I found this app and ever since my family is surprised and proud of me when I send them pictures of my meals! I use this every time I grocery shop to help me know just what to buy to make sure I have what I need for meals...best part is that it’s free!! I love that I can exclude foods I know I don’t like and new recipes are constantly added. I am still in school so my budget is tight, but I can see myself purchasing premium when I make more money to afford it after graduation. Thank you for making such a user friendly app!
Great app, just wished it had a filter for sugar :(
10 out of 10 5/5
Best meal plan/recipe site. So many options and ideas for recipes. So many groups of recipes and the creativity and ease of cooking is awesome.
Fun, great app. 4/5
I gave four stars because it is a good start but is not complete. For the Pro version it should have:
• The ability to add an inventory of what you have in your pantry/freezer and the app would make meal suggestions using your items and grocery store items.
• Should also be able to filter by cuisine type, ie: Mexican, Asian, American, etc.
• Should also suggest breakfast and lunch ideas in the simple option. (Lunches incorporating leftovers would be AMAZING!)
If it did all this, I’d happily pay for the pro upgrade!
By Straight up wowzerz
So far love the way this app keeps me organized with meal planning. And the meals are delicious.
Best App ever! 5/5
By Kar Stor
I love this app! All of the recipes use fresh ingredients with no processed food, but they are so easy to prepare.
High quality meal app that’s thought of everything 5/5
We were so happy w Mealime free that we upgraded to the premium version to both use the features and support the business. This app allows you to add your meal prep preferences, including number of meals you are shopping for, foods you like (and want to keep out), and nutrition genres (like low carb, high protein, etc). Once you’re in you can save favorites and the grocery list is all set. The meals we have made have about 8-12 whole-food and spice ingredients and can be cooked in about 30-45 minutes. Top it off w tasting great and you’re all set. I have told so many people about this app— it is just so amazing to help us cook real food for our family of 4 with two small kids.
Blessing in disguise 😍💯🙏🏼 5/5
Ok so I am definitely overflowing with joy!!! I absolutely love to cook, something I hope to do for a living, being in the kitchen is therapy for me and it helps my creative juices flow🤗 I love to look up new recipes and try all these new different dishes!!! MELIME💚🍋 thank you for this wonderful creation!!!! So easy to navigate, so simple and best of all I can keep track of everything I already have😭 I’m unemployed at the moment so me and my boyfriend are on a budget so this definitely helps!!! Once I have the opportunity, I will definitely upgrade to PRO!! If you haven’t already be sure to download this app guys, you won’t regret it!!! 💚
I have only been using this app for a few weeks, but I already have a lot of affection for it. Cooking has been difficult for me and now that I have a two year old and ten month old twins, it has only gotten harder. For the longest time, I would look for recipes on Pinterest only to struggle with putting together a grocery list from there. The fact that this app populates a grocery list for you is enough in and of itself, but the benefits do not stop there. The lack of ads allows me to view the recipes with ease. It’s also amazing that they put the portions of ingredients within the instructions so that you do not have to keep flipping back and forth through the recipe. Every recipe I have made so far contains consistently clear and simple instructions, so novice and nervous cooks like myself don’t mess up the meal. I’m currently using the free version, but my husband and I are considering the paid version if only to express our gratitude to the creators. Thank you, Mealime!!!
By Becky Lee DC
We are busy moving into a new house and traveling. We have a young toddler. This app is fantastic. You select the meals for the week. It compiles your grocery list for you for dinners. You can then add snack and breakfast items. It will walk you through ordering them with an automatic link to the Walmart Pickup App. I had never used the Walmart pickup service before (previously I had only been to Walmart 2-3 time in my life). This dynamic duo saves me HOURS every week. I never walk into the grocery store. I am never missing ingredients. The meals are delicious. Game changer.
Only on our third meal and we are in LOVE 5/5
We started using this app a few days ago and we look forward to every meal!! So far, they have been DELICIOUS. I love how you can customize your eating preferences and pick every meal. Super convenient and will definitely be using this from now on 🥰
Mealime Pro, worth it! 5/5
By James Deacon
I love this service. The variety of food, the healthy options, the diet customization, the grocery list feature, and their ability to couple ingredients together for all the week's meals make everything some inexpensive and convenient. By far, this is the best cooking app out there. Totally worth the monthly premium to get a larger variety and top-notch customer service. And now they include breakfast options! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Thank you for the vegan recipes 4/5
Shout out to Mealime for adding more vegan recipes as promised. I’ve only tried two but they’re both excellent so I have subscribed to support you, though I don’t expect to stay subscribed long because it’s too pricey for the number of vegan recipes available (I can’t use any of the other recipes).
Best thing ever 5/5
By Fussy Eater Club
Ease of use if off the charts! Recipes are savory, perfectly seasoned, even the kids love it! You’ve changed our dinner and shopping routine forever. Thank you, Mealime!
Love this app! 5/5
We have enjoyed every single recipe (all dinners) we have tried over the past couple of months! And there are so many more we are interested in trying. The recipes are easy to prepare, use ingredients we have in the pantry or which are readily available at the supermarket, are healthy, easily modifiable, and taste delicious! My one caveat to other meal planners is that the suggested meal time prep/cook might be a bit optimistic (or I am just slow!). If it says 30-35 minutes, my total prep and cook is usually closer to 45-50 minutes, but totally worth it!
Love this app! 5/5
Makes meal planning and grocery trips so much more straightforward. It’s broken us out of the rut of cooking the same dishes every week. I also love that my hubby can see the app - we can both add to it and take turns making the gro run for the week or getting dinner started. Love the recipe selection process too, we scroll thru options together until we’re both excited about our weekly ‘menu’. So many healthy choices!
Very Helpful 5/5
I have tried many different apps, and meal delivery systems and have found none as helpful, relevant and affordable as this. My husband and I just recently became empty nesters and it was so simple to change our meal plan to only 2 people. Then we decided to try to improve our diet and found that Mealime as so many options available from Paleo to Vegan. There is an abundance of great recipes to choose from that you will never feel limited and if you find a favorite, you can enjoy it as often as you want. Honestly this is the one meal planner I have stuck with and have found works for me.
Love this app! 4/5
For a while now I’ve been searching for a good free(some features require pro) cooking app with healthy recipes and none of them top this. Love this app! Four stars because there could’ve been some videos to go along with the tutorials hint hint 😉. Overall it’s definitely worth your time!
This is been one of the most helpful apps I have ever used for dieting!
Great food! 5/5
It’s a simple to use app that will get you cooking! I have full control over how and what I want to eat. I love the grocery list- I just go right over to my grocery app and order what I need, without having to write everything down myself- and it’s organized by ingredient type, so it’s easy to check what’s already in your kitchen and to shop right off the list in store. It’s much cheaper than using a boxed meal kit for me. I’ve done a lot of the low carb options, and while it’s no Keto diet, I have lost weight.
Great and easy to use 5/5
Love the auto list and load up to Walmart.
I. LOVE. THIS. APP. 5/5
So I’ve just recently acquired the hobby of cooking, both for myself and for friends and family. This is the perfect app for people who love cooking, even if you’re not a “good” cook (yet). There are so many amazing things about this app that it’ll probably take me an hour to write this review, but I’ve got time, so go on and keep reading.
I started with the free version. Which already exceeded my expectations. I eventually upgraded to the $6/month version, which is worth it for people like me who are watching their weight like me, but we’ll get to that later. The free version gives you plenty of delicious recipes (maybe half of them?) that are super easy to make. The recipes are diverse and come from cuisines all around the world. I’m American but am in a passionate love affair with south and east Asian cuisine, and there’s no lack of Asian, European, and American recipes on here.
What really blows my mind is the AI that Mealime uses. Somehow or another, the app figures out what foods I love. Part of that, of course, is what I explicitly stated when downloading the app. I got to choose food allergies (what foods will literally make me sick), dietary restrictions (low carb, low fat, keto, etc.), and foods I simply dislike (lettuce and raw tomatoes in my case), so it automatically avoids foods with those ingredients.
But it goes beyond that. When choosing a new meal plan for the week, it automatically chooses recipes based on what I made the previous week. For example, I used some toasted sesame oil for chicken fried rice last week, so this week one of my suggested recipes was for a Korean BBQ beef, which also used toasted sesame oil. So it saves me money by choosing recipes with ingredients that I already have in my pantry or freezer!
Cooking mode. What I lifesaver!!! One of the things I hate about using online recipes is that I have to find the recipe, then print it out and probably get oil on it while cooking. But cooking mode presents the recipe itself on your phone in a user friendly format! You can read each step at a time, and it tells you exactly what ingredients and utensils you need for each step. So you can get out those specific utensils and ingredients before you even start that step so that you won’t be scrambling around your kitchen wondering where the chicken or the cast iron skillet is!
Now you think that’s awesome? That’s just the awesomeness of the free version. I’m on a low calorie diet, so I need a convenient way of counting calories without having to check the nutrition label on every single ingredient. No worries, the $6/month version of Mealime automatically gives you all the nutrition info for every single recipe. Calories, carbs, fats, proteins, vitamins, minerals, the whole dang shebang! Not only that, but you get tons of new gourmet recipes that you can make from easy and cheap ingredients!
Grocery lists! Mealime makes grocery shopping so incredibly easy! It tells you where to find the ingredients for all your recipes for the week. It groups everything by aisle (produce, meat, spices, etc.) and lets you check them off as you shop, and you can even link to Instacart delivery service if that’s your thing!
This app has actually changed my life for the better, and I’m not even exaggerating. Grocery shopping and cooking has turned from a chore into a hobby—even a JOY—thanks to Mealime’s intuitive interface.
I do have one suggestion though. The one single thing that would make it truly the PERFECT app. Give prices for the groceries. Yes, I know grocery prices vary based on where you live, but a rough estimate based on where you live would be nice. Balancing a healthy yet affordable diet is something I struggle with every day, so please add this feature!
Other than that, everything else is SPOT ON!!!
NO APPS WORK!! Except this one. 5/5
I have written zero app reviews. No app has ever impressed me enough to say anything about it, or recommend it to others. This app has absolutely impressed me and satisfied the exact problem (what the heck do we eat for dinner every single night????) that I wanted solved. I’m on week 3 of this app and I have made the BEST meals for my family consistently every night since downloading the app. Pair this with Walmart grocery (which is seamlessly integrated) and you don’t have to think more than 5 minutes on what you will eat for the next week or if you have all the ingredients. Trust me. Get this app. *And the Pro version is totally worth it.
All day meal planning 5/5
YAAAAASSSSSSSSS thanks guys
Life saver! 5/5
This app is so easy to use. I love that you can put in allergies and preferences. The recipes are fantastic. We haven’t found one that we haven’t liked! And these meals are fast to make. And I don’t have to search for recipes. This makes meal planning way faster and less stressful and it makes making meals less stressful! Love the app and plan on using it for a long time!
By far my favorite cooking app! 5/5
This app has changed my lifestyle for the better! The ease of use and delicious meals make subscribing to Pro a no brainer!
Fantastic app! 5/5
I have the pro version and it’s changed my kitchen game! I can cook, but actually thinking up what to cook and then making sure I had all the ingredients was just about impossible for me and I’ve spent years of frantic searching through the freezer every night at 5pm trying to come up with something to cook. Mealtime saves me time, effort, and most importantly money while providing absolutely delicious, healthy, impressive meals which are quick to put on the table. My only disappointment has been with the Indian recipes so far...being English I am used to a wide variety of authentic and delicious curries, and unfortunately this app does tend to rely on an overuse of ‘curry powder’ and turmeric instead of the subtle blending of many spices that true Indian food is renowned for. I don’t know if this is to cater for more American tastes or just to make the recipe simpler to cook, but every curry I’ve tried so far I have had to doctor up with more spices for a better, more authentic flavour. Having said that, every other type of recipe has been fantastic. This app is bringing back a love of cooking to my life instead of a jaded, repetitive production line of boring staples. Thank you!
Loving this! 5/5
I used eMeals for a year so will tell you the two things I like over Mealime to eMeals. One, the quantities are listed again in the cook list. With eMeals I was always having to go back and forth. Two, with the live cook option, I love not having to wash and dry my hands to be able to get the screen to change to next step! The only thing I don’t like is the name. Lol. I have to spell it out for people. Wish it was “mealtime”. 🤣