Last December, when I was back in Portland, I had the pleasure of spending an hour with a reader of this blog. Ryan gave me a tour of the Nike campus where he works and we had a really nice conversation about food writing, blogging and life.
Ryan writes the blog Spinning Cook and yesterday, he launched a meal planning iPhone app called Spinning Meals. It’s designed to make it easier to help families plan and execute weeknight meals. You select the number of meals you need and give the plate a spin. It takes into account any parameters you’ve entered and delivers multiple nights of menus as well as a weekly shopping list.
It comes pre-loaded with recipes (and Ryan is working on adding more) but you can also add your family favorites. I’ve been a meal planner for years now, ever since I realized that without a little organization, I was wasting a ton of food and spending far too much money.
If you’re looking for an app to make meal planning and grocery shopping easier, do check this one out. It’s been a labor of love for Ryan and something he designed because he saw a need. It costs $2.99 and you can get it here. There’s a quick how-to video over on his site that details how to use the app. He’s also hosting a giveaway to coincide with the launch, so click over for more information.