Real Plans - Meal Planner 4+

Meal Planner & Grocery List

Holistic Squid, LLC

    • 4.6 • 2.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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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 sets you up for success.


Let us inspire you with dishes that are easy-to-cook favorites, tested by our own families.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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What’s New

Version 12.2

We are introducing our brand new meal planning styles and cooking mode. You can now pick how you want to meal plan. Over the years, we have come to realize that not everyone meal plans in the same way. The app offers multiple different ways of approaching how you plan, based on how you grocery shop and cook. You can either have a weekly plan with each meal set out on a calendar, or select a set of recipes and shop those.

Cooking mode is designed to help you keep track of multiple recipes at once. Real Plans will remember which ingredient you are currently looking at and which step you are on. The phone stays on while you are cooking. It is a game changer when trying to cook a whole meal using your phone.

The Real Plans AI (which runs our automated plans) has also been upgraded with lots of improvements. E.g. Where it makes sense, multiple sides will be deployed for single meal.

The entire app has also been re-designed to make navigation easier and screens more logical.

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

4.6 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

Khale100 ,

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

Miss Kristi ,

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!

Rain is love ,

Loving this

I’m doing the whole 30 minus nightshades and I can choose from easy to budget to more complicated meals. The shopping and pantry lists are awesome. Right now I’m cooking four days a week and using leftovers for the rest of the days. Although this next week, I’m cooking a little bit longer. Sometimes meal prep like this morning took two hours for breakfast for 5 days. It wasn’t difficult, there is just a lot of fresh herbs that I had to take off the stems. It takes a long time. I feel better and I’m losing weight. And it’s good to know that after I cook lunch with enough leftover for the rest of the week and then dinner with enough leftover for the rest of the week, my work week is gonna be so much easier. But yes, I do spend most of all day Sunday cleaning, cooking, cleaning cooking, cleaning, cooking … it is definitely not a lazy day. But I do get to rest in between.

Yesterday at the farmers market was fun, but sometimes I’ll just go to Winco or Chuck’s to get some of the fruits and veggies.

My blood sugar is down my resting heart rate is down. My walking Heart rate is down and my blood pressure is down. I know what I’m putting in my food.

App Privacy

The developer, Holistic Squid, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
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  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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