I am always on the lookout for things that make my life easier. Even with a cooking blog, I don’t always know what I am making for dinner. (That happens more than I’d like to admit. LOL). That being said, I have found a great site that makes meal planning as easy as pie. (literally!)
Instead of most of the other cooking/recipe sites out there that give you single recipes (you are only getting the main course or a side dish or a vegetable), Cooking Planit does something I have never seen. First, it gives you three recipes for everything you need for a full meal. Main entree. Check. Side. Check. Veggie. Check. Since the site just launched, they haven’t been able to add all the bells and whistles. However, they will be adding desserts at some point! Next, it gives you a full grocery shopping list that you can modify. You don’t have to sit here and write everything down that you need. Most of the ingredients you need for the majority of recipes and things you are going to have in your home or can easily be found at the grocery store. That is something that is very important to me. It even tells you what kitchen equipment and appliances you are going to need! I also love that the direction for all three recipes are listed on once page! It just makes cooking dinner easy! A few more features in the works are the ability to add your own recipes to the site and calorie counts. You can also easily modify the recipe for how many people you have by a click. Life is sweet! Cooking PlanIt will also show you how to make everything, so it is all done at the same time (which I can never do on my own!):
Now, if you don’t like Kale, you can easily change what you want for your veggies. You can also save your “meal” to your cookbook, so you can make it another night too!