Real Plans is a meal planning app that helps you and your family consistently enjoy healthy, home cooked food.
Our award winning meal planner is brimming with delicious recipes and is easily personalized for your unique tastes and lifestyle. We make it super simple to create a plan in minutes and shop efficiently (in the grocery store or order from home).
Whether your goals are to rock a Whole30, lose weight with low carb, stick with a special gut healing diet, navigate food restrictions, feed picky eaters, or just eat better overall, Real Plans helps set you up for success.
REAL PLANS APP FEATURES YOU’RE GOING TO LOVE:
OVER 1600 DELICIOUS RECIPES
Let us inspire you with dishes that are easy to cook favorites, tested by our own families.
FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE TO HOW YOU WANT TO EAT
No matter your diet or lifestyle, we have simple but powerful filters (down to the ingredient) so you don’t waste your time sifting through recipes that aren’t right for you. You can choose all your own meals or have us do it for you. You can adjust portion size for leftovers, guests, or family size too.
SUPER FAST SHOPPING LIST & EASY GROCERY DELIVERY
When you build a new meal plan, a grocery list of all the ingredients you'll need for the week is automatically created, and you can add extra things (like snacks or paper towels too!). Then simply grab your iPhone, check off what you already have, and efficiently zoom through the store - OR order your ingredients online via Amazon or Instacart and have your groceries appear at your door.
FULL NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR EVERY RECIPE
Got food goals? Every Real Plans recipe lists comprehensive nutritional information based on the USDA database so you can easily see what you're eating whether you’re counting macros, calories, or just curious about what’s in your meal.
SAVE MONEY WITH MINIMAL FOOD WASTE
We’ve all been there. Brought home a bunch of beautiful produce with grand aspirations, only to open the fridge a week later to spoiled fruit and wilted veggies.
With Real Plans, you can say goodbye to excess wasted food. Our planner helps you plan and shop for only what you need to whip up delicious meals. You eat better and reduce wasted food, all the while saving you hundreds of dollars per year.
We're always working on new features, bug fixes, and performance improvements. Make sure you have the latest version for the best meal planning experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Brilliant contribution to making lives better
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been needing this for 20 years. I am a health focused, wife, business owner, parent of 3 busy kids and teens - one with celiac disease and meal planning has absolutely overwhelmed me. I actually like cooking - but I never learned the tricks when I was younger - and I haven’t figured out how to get it all planned out, shopped for and then to have enough consistent energy to get it all done on a regular basis. This program takes away the hard first steps - the planning, deciding and picking things everyone will eat, writing out the shopping list, organizing it then timing everything so that it works with our schedule and advance prep. Well, before this program, I just couldn’t get it all together more often than once in a blue moon...Or... I would buy all the ingredients for a variety of meals and half the ingredients would sit in the fridge unused b/c I came home too exhausted from work or realized that our schedule had changed. This program breaks everything down into easy steps and takes away the need for professional like experience and mental gymnastics. Thank you!!! You have a giant fan here (hehe - and if you want an investor - I’m your gal).
Developer Response ,
Hi Khale100! We always get so overjoyed when we hear someone share an experience like yours. That is EXACTLY the sort of thing we have always hoped for! We are so glad to know that the planner is bringing your family the food each person needs while allowing you to manage it with a bit more rest and peace in there. Real food bringing real people together in wholeness and health is the heart of what drives us. <3
Repeating meals, not a lot of options
I’ll preface this with, I came from the major meal planner service, which has a ton of developers and recipe makers, tons of recipe options, easy to use app. The drawback was that there wasn’t an option to do AIP or at least remove nightshades, which is an allergen in our household, and 90% of their recipes contain and NEED tomatoes. Being on this allergy trip for a few years, I do have a few swaps up my sleeves (pumpkin purée takes on the flavor of tomato sauce, fyi), but I was getting tired of constantly omitting the tomatoes. So I decided to try real plans.
I liked the idea of it, i loved that I can dial in our allergens. There’s a huge list in the settings that I can select or deselect to get the curated foods set directly onto the weekly meal planner.
My major major dislike is that the recipes are now repeating, less than a month later, there’s not really much to choose from in general, so there’s not a lot of recipes I can swap in now that we’ve seen a lot of the recipes. And while the kids enjoyed almost all of the recipes from the other service even with me swapping ingredients out, they have been less than enthusiastic about each meal with Real Plans. We’ve only favorited two meals this month out of many.
The idea behind this app and planning service is fabulous but the execution and the options just isn’t there, and I wouldn’t have paid as much as I did to sign up had I known.
Developer Response ,
Hi Miss Kristi, thanks for the feedback on your AIP recipes. It sounds like you've been in this restriction long enough to know how limiting it can be at times. One tip I always recommend is being sure to import your own recipes you find online that fit your needs. They will then schedule automatically for you. You can also add additional recipes from The Paleo Mom and AutoImmune Wellness to your recipe box if you have't tried that. Both of those offer a lot of AIP recipes. Hope that helps!
Life Changing App, Super Responsive Support
I bought this app five years ago when I needed help planning and following a restricted diet. It was a game changer then...meal planning and shopping got monumentally easier. I no longer need the restricted diet...no problem for the app. Change my preference settings to include previously restricted foods, bam! New plan. Fast forward five years to a pandemic. I’d have to manually type my grocery list into a store app to place a pickup order. I asked for a grocery store integration. One existed, but the integrated service wouldn’t deliver to me. Waited a month or so, and Bam! Another grocery delivery integration that DOES deliver to me!
The developers of this app listen to their clients. Customer support is amazing. Chat is always available to answer questions.
Yes, it’s a subscription service. But the money I have saved by eliminating food waste (don’t buy what I don’t need), and the time I save trying to figure out what’s for dinner has been life changing. Have a favorite recipe that’s not in the planner? No problem! You can either type it in manually or imported it seamlessly from the internet.
I don’t typically write reviews or make recommendations, but I tell everyone I know about this app, I love it that much.
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- Food & Drink
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
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- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Subscription $18.99
- Whole30 Monthly Subscription $24.99
- Annual Subscription $78.99
- Nom Nom Paleo Recipes $0.99
- Whole30 Recipes $5.99
- Quarterly Subscription $41.99
- AutoImmune Wellness Recipes $0.99
- Well Fed Recipes $0.99
- Whole30 Annual Subscription $99.99
- Whole30 Quarterly Subscription $49.99