As I return to whole foods plant-based (WFPB) eating, while bringing my family along with me, I decided to invest in the Forks Over Knives meal planning app to help streamline meal prep. Because I’m a sucker for retargeting campaigns, when Forks Over Knives sent me a great discount for the annual subscription and access to one of their online cooking classes, I went all in!
What’s Included in the Forks Over Knives Meal Planner App
Within the app, you can select the number of days and meals for which you would like recipes as well as the number of servings you will need (this comes in handy when you are not cooking for an entirely WFPB family). The portions are large, so one week in I adjusted the number of servings downward.
The app will populate with the number of requested, breakfasts, lunches and dinners (counting leftovers), desserts, and snacks. You can swap out recipes you don’t want with a new recipe from the recipe box or you can remove a recipe entirely.
Grocery and Prep Ahead Lists
One of my favorite features of the app is the shopping list, which you can break out by recipe or grocery aisle. You can easily select how many of an item you already have or remove the item entirely. Keep in mind, that many of the items will be pantry staples that you do not need to buy each week. In general, I do not do freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice for recipes and use bottled for convenience, so it’s nice not having to buy 7 lemons each week! 😉
I really enjoy the prep ahead list, as I have FINALLY started using Sundays to prep meals and meal items in advance of our busy school weeks. As a teacher and mom of 3 boys (currently 9, 13, and 15), there is not a lot of time during the week to be spent in the kitchen, so prep work has been a lifesaver! Prep ahead items might include batch cooking grains or cutting up vegetables.