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A meal planner designed for families with food restrictions.

Real Plans learns about your food needs and customizes a weekly menu from our collection
of over 1500 real food recipes—each of which we’ve tested with our own families. Allergies, paleo, dairy-free, or just a household of picky eaters makes planning, shopping and preparing food tricky. Real Plans is filled with whole, healthy foods—no matter
what limitations you have.

Developed and run by a real family, we created Real Plans with flexibility in mind. In
addition to suggesting recipes, Real Plans has a step-by-step timeline and consolidated shopping lists, making getting into the kitchen that much easier. And, we’ve customized Real Plans at the ingredient, food group and diet level—so if you want a Pescatarian,
mushroom-less plan that also excludes nightshades, we got you.

The recipes include the following diets:

-Traditional Real Food (along with Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and GAPS options)

-Paleo (along with Primal and Autoimmune Paleo options)


The app includes the following functionality:

-Dynamic Meal Planner

-Automated scheduling to fit your real-life needs

-Recipe Roulette to inspire you with new recipes

-Recipe Box to host all of your recipes with full filtering capability

-Ability to plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

-Consolidated shopping list

-Ability to add new ingredients, schedule weekly ingredients, upload your own pictures,
and mark them as staples

-Portion sizes to ensure the recipes will yield the right amount for your family

-Logic to support singles, couples and families

-Full nutritional information based on the USDA nutritional database

We offer the following subscriptions:
1 month recurring subscription: $13.99
3 months recurring subscription: $32.99 ($11 a month)
12 months recurring subscription: $69.99 ($5.83 a month)

1 month recurring Real Plans + Whole30 subscription: $19.99
3 months recurring Real Plans + Whole30 subscription: $49.99 ($16.66 a month)
12 months recurring Real Plans + Whole30 subscription: $99.99 ($8.33 a month)

You can add more recipes, from your favorite bloggers, by selecting any one the following "Upgrade Recipe" plans :

1 month recurring subscription for "Whole30" : $5.99
3 months recurring subscription for "Whole30" : $16.99
12 months recurring subscription for "Whole30" : $29.99

1 month recurring subscription for "Wellness Mama": $2.49
3 months recurring subscription for "Wellness Mama": $7.49
12 months recurring subscription for "Wellness Mama": $29.99

All the following come with the below given 3 subscription plans:

- NomNom Paleo
- The Paleo Mom
- Nourished Kitchen
- Autoimmune Wellness
- PaleOMG
- Well Fed
- Naturally Ella
- Carlsbad Cravings
- Health, Home and Happiness
- Cookie and Kate
- Tasty Yummies
- Fed and Fit

1 month recurring subscription : $0.99
3 months recurring subscription : $2.99
12 months recurring subscription : $11.99

• Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase.
• Subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.
• Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period.
• You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renew from your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
• A current subscription cannot be cancelled while it is active. If you turn off auto-renew you will be able to access your current subscription until the end of the current period.

For terms of use, visit https://realplans.com/terms-of-use/
For privacy policy, visit https://realplans.com/privacy-policy/

What’s New

Version 8.37

We’ve made some updates to the shopping list to make the app run even smoother.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Mollycnm ,

Real plans is a 5 but Whole 30 option a 2

I bought Realplans instead of using a free meal planning app because of the option to have planning for my dry January Whole 30. Once my learning curve flattened out I really enjoy using Realplans. The app is great for the shopping list, I like the variety of meal options. It has made my food life easier.
However, paying an extra $30 for a Whole 30 isn’t worth it at all. You get access to 328 Whole 30 recipes, but the majority of the planned meals weren’t from Whole 30. I own 4 of their books and many of those recipes aren’t on the website. She uses lemon garlic dressing in a lot of her meals and searching for lemon garlic dressing in the recipe box, nothing comes up. I had a lot of repeat side dishes, like sweet potato mash, nothing using leftovers in a repeat meal. I ended up choosing my own Whole 30 meals which I didn’t need to pay extra for. Also my 10 day reintroduction plan didn’t work at all. I chatted with support who told me to add my own recipes. Well, yea, but that’s not what I paid $30 for. 4 days later, I’m still waiting to hear from them.
So, Realplans? Yes Whole 30 option? NO. You can plan it on your own.

Developer Response ,

Hi Mollycnm! Glad to hear you enjoyed the app overall! Due to publishing contracts, Melissa was unable to add her cookbook recipes to our system. Seeing this review will help clarify for others as well so they know what to expect going in. We added the the recipe import to make it easy for you to put all your long time favorites as well as those recipes you find on blogs and cookbooks into your planner. Then, your planner will have all the recipes you love and start scheduling them as well as new ones to keep your kitchen exciting or just the way you like it.I'd love to look at what happened to your reintro and make it up to you - email me at charlene@realplans.com

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

dstaytoncraig ,

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.

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
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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