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One pound of fat is equal to 3,500 calories. By shaving 500 calories a day through dietary and exercise modifications, you can lose about a pound a week. If you only need to maintain your current weight, shaving 100 calories a day is enough to avoid the extra 1-2 pounds most adults gain each year. We have compiled a list of apps and websites to get you eating healthy keeping in mind most people have no time or energy. Here is my link to my FREE weight loss tips. Easy ways for you to get started TODAY!
Need help organizing your recipes and planning a menu? These five sites and smartphone apps will help you get organized:
1. Meal Board Meal and Grocery Planner App ($3.99 on iTunes):
MealBoard combines recipe management, meal planning, groceries and pantry management into a single app. You can manage your recipes, ingredients, food categories, meal types, stores, store aisles, grocery items and many more with its clean, uncluttered interface. Cut your time spent planning your meals and groceries.
If you’re looking for the best meal planning app of 2019, Mealime is a great place to start. This app is made for on-the-go eaters who want quick and healthy meals that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. It builds grocery lists from your recipe selections, allowing you to keep track of your shopping list and ensuring nothing gets left behind. Download Mealime on Google Play or the App Store. (Free)
LaLa Lunchbox is among the best meal planning apps for families. It’s tailor-made for children, attracting them with fun cartoons and bright colors, while allowing them to pick their own recipes. Well, within reason—they’re allowed to select a fruit, two vegetables, a protein and a snack for each meal. It’s a great way to allow kids to customize their own meals, but adults should definitely review to provide the final sign-off. Download LaLa Lunchbox on the App Store. (Free)
4. Plan to Eat
Plan to Eat is a great meal planner for cook who love pulling recipes from their favorite sites or personal collection. It allows you to import recipes from anywhere, whether you’re adding recipe from online or typing in your favorite recipe. This is a great app if you already have a robust collection of recipes you love, but it’s on you to find healthy and properly portioned recipes to upload. Download Plan to Eat on Google Play or the App Store. (Free)
MealPrepPro is like having a virtual kitchen assistant to remind you about details you tend to forget, like how much time you’ll be spending meal prepping. It’s built with fitness in mind, helping you reach your health goals (ideal if you’re starting a wellness journey. Now for the downside—how much is the MealPrepPro app? You start with a free 7-day subscription, then bump up to $5.99/month. Download MealPrepPro on the App Store. ($5.99 per month)
Places to order healthy food options:
1. Home Chef:
Why It Rocks:
Choose from nearly a dozen meals each week, and in about 30 minutes or less, you can whip up tasty dishes that work with your taste profile and dietary restrictions. Meat or veg? Avoiding dairy? Want to exclude nuts? Soy? Wheat? Home Chef has you covered with meals such as tomato risotto, Greek flatbread, and pineapple shrimp fried rice. They set their menus five weeks ahead, so you can plan out more than a month's worth of meals. If you're really new to this whole cooking thing, the service has a kitchenware page on their site where they sell a curated selection of basic tools to get you on the road to home-cheffing. Stock up, get tips and tricks from its chefs, and get ready to impress yourself. Sample recipes: Steak with Garlic Chive Butter, Apple and Goat Cheese Flatbread, and Korean Fried Chicken (a customer favorite).
Cost: The standard meal is $10 per serving (choose from two or four servings); other meal options are available on the site. Meals can even be customized for an additional fee. Delivery is free for orders over $49, and otherwise $10 for anything less than that amount.
Try It: https://www.homechef.com
2. Every Plate:
Why It Rocks:
EveryPlate prides itself on delivering affordable, delicious meals that aren’t too complicated to cook. Meals on the basic plans net to $5 per serving, and you can choose between enough to serve two or four people per meal. The goal is to make getting dinner on the table less complicated, so don’t expect gourmet-style meals—as it says on the company’s website, “Our aim is to bring tasty value and convenience, not make you a chef.” Even so, the selection looks as delectable as any meal kit service. Sample recipes include Sausage and Charred Corn Chowder, Thai-Style Pork Chops, and Barbecue Meatloaf.
Cost: $39 per week for three meals for two people; $70 per week for three meals for four people (both prices include a delivery fee).
Availability: Available in most areas of the continental United States; input your zip code on the site to see if they deliver to your area.
Try It: everyplate.com
Why It Rocks:
Trifecta gives you the food, the advice, and the community support you need to achieve your goals. They do the meal planning, shopping, and cooking, so you can eat healthy without extra time. They ship all organic, professionally cooked meals to your doorstep. Change, pause or cancel your plan at any time. There is no gluten, no soy, no dairy, no GMO's, low sugar, high protein and nutrient dense foods. There are many meal plans to choose from: Vegan, Keto, Clean, Paleo, Classic and Vegetarian.
Cost: $5.50-$8.50/meal or $109-$119/week
Availability: Nation wide
4. MN Table:
Why It Rocks:
If fresh, chef-prepared meals sound like what dinner is meant to be, then welcome to The Minnesota Table! They are passionate about the convenience of delivering quality meals from our chef’s Minneapolis kitchen to your doorstep! Meals that bring the joy of dinnertime without the mess, stress and hassle of preparation. They have a wholesome, delicious and high-quality meals are ready when you are, simply heat and eat. Each and every order is chef-prepared, nutritionally balanced and frankly, super good! Unlike others that pre-package and ship from other states, our chef’s prepare your food in Minneapolis the same day they are delivered.
Cost: $29/meal for 2 people
Try It: https://themntable.com
5. Blue Apron:
Why It Rocks:
It's likely that you think of Blue Apron first when you think of meal delivery services. They've grown quickly and have built a large fan base. Our chef-designed recipes include balanced Mediterranean meals, quick one-pan dinners, and top-rated customer favorites. We guarantee the freshness of all our ingredients and deliver them in an insulated box right to your door. Following our step-by-step instructions you’ll experience the magic of cooking recipes that our chefs create with your family’s tastes in mind.
Try It: https://www.blueapron.com
6. Hello Fresh:
Why It Rocks:
This service works much the same as Blue Apron, you choose the size and type of box you want (classic or veggie), and you'll get three meals delivered each week for either two or four people. It is the largest meal kit provider in the United States. Order Weekly Meals Online. No More Planning & Grocery Shopping. Eco-Friendly Packaging. Skip or Cancel Anytime. 6 Simple Steps. 100% Fresh Ingredients.
Cost: Meals start at $7.49/meal
Try It: https://www.hellofresh.com
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