The app has some good meals. The planning is relatively easy to use. The grocery list I like. The app is agonizingly slow to go from on screen to another. Cute pot with hearts popping up out of it while you wait, but has turned into annoying. And this isn’t because of wifi or cell service. This has occurred in many locations with many level of bars. I’m updating my stars from 3 to 5. The app’s improvements have remedied the issue of being slow. Works like a charm!!!
It is truly amazing what Real Plans can do for your meal planning, grocery shopping and meal preparation. I’ve been using Real Plans for over a year now and I’m learning new things it can do all the time. Well done Real Plans!
What a time saver. After my meal plan is created, I’m able to import the ingredients to my instacart!! Also I love how Real plans can record an inventory of what is in your fridge, pantry, and suggest recipes based on that. And suggests ingredients to get to unlock more recipes! Plus, I can just type in a food I detest (jalapeños) and a whole bunch of items come up that I can easily select all and add to “never include a recipe with this” (or something to that effect.) And I like that I can plan in leftovers! The recipes so far have been delicious. I will update my preference to be faster recipes with fewer ingredients. Cool option. Very user friendly site. So worth $14 a month to not have to wonder at dinner time what I’m going to cook. And the kids love the food!!!
App offered a 14 day free trial for the paid version, but I was charged the full monthly fee immediately. Of course the charge goes through Apple, so their customer service was able to just pass the buck and never even answered me as to why I was charged with the trial. The app is ok - I may have kept it were I not put off by the charge issue, though probably not. There are some good recipes, but it doesn’t allow much flexibility or account for those shopping on a budget at all. The shopping lists were enormous, with many specialty ingredients and very little overlap so you would have needed to get much more than you actually needed of many items. If more options for budget ranges or efficient use of ingredients were built in, the app could have potential.
I’m disappointed that I paid for a year of this because the app is not working that well. Its full of bugs.. It’s extremely frustrating to import recipes because the app is not saving or confirming all of the ingredients. I had to do one ingredient at a time after trying for awhile. Importing one recipe took over an hour. For the existing recipes, the portion sizes I am changing are not saving and my shopping list is all over the place because of that. When you indicate that meal will be leftovers, it doubled my portion size of 4 to 8 but since I am cooking for 2, I didn’t need that much. I changed the recipe to portion sized for 2 and the leftover portion was automatically set for 4 and cannot be changed. Certainly getting the portion sizes correct are nothing short of a nightmare at this point. I’ll continue to try because I unfortunately paid for it but at this point, it’ll be easier to get out a piece of paper...
I downloaded the app to use it for Whole30 meal planning. Within a few minutes of using it, it clearly had a bunch of bugs that made it unusable. I immediately emailed to get a refund and was told that they can not give me one. Don’t trust an app that doesn’t give you a trial period.
I used this app 3 years ago and I liked it, but trying it with the updates is really upsetting me. It is glitchy, it is slow, and the recipes it generates are ridiculous most of the time. I wanted to use it for another round of Whole30, but there doesn’t seem to be a way to have it generate a weekly plan that includes enough protein in meals. I have had to go in to each day and edit every meal that it generates. Sorry, but “apple with almond butter” isn’t a sufficient breakfast, nor is “baked sweet potato” a sufficient dinner. There needs to be a way to control the amount of protein someone wants aside from taking the time to go and edit everything that it generates. I’m spending more time using this “time saving app” than I was just meal planning on my own with pen and paper. Total waste of money.
This app has changed my life! We are a family of six, and dinner used to be my enemy! Now, I just shop once a week and know I have everything I need for every meal in my fridge. The food is delicious and my family is stoked. I love it so much I could cry!
I downloaded the app after it being recommended by a friend, I also downloaded a similar meal planning app and will definitely stick with the other one. I downloaded to make my life easier, to meal plan for me, so we could find new, creative recipes to get us out of the same routine. You can imagine my excitement when I created my first meal plan. My recipes consisted of- toast, scrambled eggs, green beans, Greek salad, avacado toast, chili, tuna salad, etc. This was so anti-climactic. Doesn’t live up to the hype, total waste of $. We will be using the other app.
I use the app daily, I love all the recipes and food. It’s helped me even loose weight and look forward to cooking. However I have had issues with the app randomly canceling my subscription, making me pay double and locking me out of my account. For example I was about to cook dinner tonight and the app locked me out and said I needed to renew my subscription. When I clicked to renew my subscription it wouldn’t allow me to resubscribe because it was registering that I am already subscribed however it won’t allow me onto the app anyways with out purchasing the more expensive subscription along with my current one. So now I have everything to make dinner but no recipe and can not find the recipe online...... I contacted online support and haven’t heard anything back. Their customer service isn’t very good and they don’t take responsibility for the app not working. Last time this happened they told me they couldn’t help and I needed to contact the Apple store. When I contacted the Apple Apple store (on the phone) they confirmed that it was Real Plans responsibility for the app having issues. Thankfully the gal on the phone for Apple ended up finding a way to help me.