Mealime App (iOS): A Healthy Meal Planner

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Mealime App (iOS): A Healthy Meal Planner

Healthy eating is getting easier to do all the time. At one point a gym membership, that was likely never going to be used, VHS tapes, and shoddy flavor of the week equipment were all you had to rely on. Now, people can get online easier than ever on the go and debunk all of the get lean quick myths, and find what actually works.

As people have come to discover more and more over the years, your diet is one of the most impactful contributors to your health. That’s where Mealime comes in, and when used in tandem with some other fitness apps, it can make a decent dent in your unhealthy lifestyle.

I have to say, I love the simplicity of the app. So many ecosystems these days have convoluted menus and options that bog down the user experience, and Mealime basically eliminates all that. After a few brief non-obtrusive questions the app displays a host of meal options—that’s it. Said questions include things like allergies, your general propensity for meat, and even dislikes, such as eggplant and olives. You can also customize it to feature low carb options.

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With a simple interface, you can view your meal plan. Mine involved a beet, orange, and spinach salad, a margarita pita pizza, and a cheeseburger quesadilla. The best part is that it also adds a grocery list, which provides itemized ingredients, and also doubles as an actual checklist that you can bring to the store. Some of the recipes can get a bit elaborate, but with some cooking experience it’ll be easy to weed out some of the superfluous items.

I tried out the plan for lunch in the past week or so, and it’s worked out to my benefit. All of the food I made was delicious, and on top of that, it’s easy to build a new meal plan with one tap, which you can extend to up to six options.

Not everything is health conscious too, at least, sickeningly so, as there’s plenty of pasta dishes, and classic meals like chicken parm or a healthier mac ‘n’ cheese. If you find yourself wanting to try new meals in a curated manner without having to look for them, Mealime is a good way to facilitate that.

Mealime is an iOS app that can be downloaded for free in the iTunes App Store.

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