*I was able to try Let’s Be Chefs’ app for free in order to test drive their meal planning options. While I was compensated for my review, all opinions are my own.
Meal planning for moms with school aged kids is a must. See I have learned first hand how very important and essential being able to meal plan truly is.
But coming up with new recipes to add to my meal planning isn’t always that easy.
While I read food blogs and even search Pinterest, there are times I still feel like I am stuck in a rut.
Don’t get me wrong, some recipes are tried and true. Therefore, I may use them more often.
But it is still nice to have more options when I am meal planning for an upcoming week.
So, when I was recently given the opportunity to try Let’s Be Chefs app, I was excited to get some much needed help for meal planning.
What is Let’s Be Chefs Meal Planning App?
♦ It’s essentially Pandora for recipes. See users get sent recipes for complete meals right to their phone for the week ahead.
When do the recipes get sent?
♦ In order to meal plan ahead, new recipes usually get sent Wednesday the week before. Let’s Be Chefs will send you a notification when next week’s menu is available. Therefore, you’ll have plenty of time to plan out your week and do your grocery shopping.
What are some of the awesome meal planning features of Let’s Be Chefs?
♦ Easy to meal plan ahead with scheduling your meals by changing the dates and times on the recipe cards. You can even unschedule recipes by clicking the green checkbox in the bottom left corner of the card.
♦ Rate meals and they get personalized menus according to their tastes. So as you rate recipes, they will learn your likes and dislikes, and create menus that are tailored specifically for you and your family.
♦ Swap out recipes easily the more you use. How? See when you give a recipe a 5-star rating, it with then automatically be saved as a “favorite.” Then from the menu page, click on the circular arrow icon (bottom left of a recipe card) to replace a recipe with one of your favorites. It is that easy!
♦ The app also allows you to adjust the recipe for different amounts of people that might be eating the meal. So, you can change the number of servings for a recipe and the ingredient quantities will automatically update, as well.
♦ You can use the app’s grocery list when you go shopping. You can simply add your own items to the list by entering the name in the text box at the top of your grocery list. Plus, you can add an entire recipe to the grocery list with just one click, as well. The app will even sort your grocery list by aisles where you can purchase your items that much quicker and easier.
♦ As long as you allow push updates from the Let’s Be Chefs app, you will get a reminder to start cooking for the time you specified you would like to have your dinner ready and on the table to eat for.
♦ Allows to keep your phone to not turn off while you are cooking by clicking the “phone” icon in the top right corner of the app.
♦ You can even highlight the step of the recipe you are on so that you don’t forget or lose your place as you are preparing your meal.
♦ Plus you can add notes to recipes, such as tweaks or changes you might have made to not forget the next time you might make the same meal.
How much does Let’s Be Chefs App cost?
♦ You can actually try Let’s Be Chefs for 7 days absolutely FREE! They don’t require any credit card info either for this free trial.
♦ Once the 7 day free trial ends, if you don’t renew then you there is no obligation. But if you decide to continue then you can update your billing with your credit card information. You will then be charged $6.99 monthly.
Where can I find Let’s Be Chefs app?
What recipes to meal plan can I expect?
♦ From the first week I was treated to unique, but still easy to make recipes to help jump start meal planning for me.
Here are the three recipes that I got to try out:
♦ Flank Steak Street Tacos
♦ Chicken Avocado Pizza
♦ Cheese Tortellini Salad
I actually had a fourth recipe, but this happened to be a week where on Monday I was going to be out at my younger daughter’s Daisy MonthlyMeeting and my husband was to be out at a soccer club board meeting. So, we were all eating at different times that night. Plus, we actually had leftovers from our Sunday meal.
Therefore, I didn’t need a meal at all that Monday.
By the way, the Monday meal was to be Apricot Glazed Salmon. Even if we didn’t have these plans, I would have not made this meal as both my husband and I are not fans of salmon honestly.
For both reasons though, I actually deleted it as I mentioned earlier this is very simple to do.
So what are you waiting for?
♦ Get these and more recipes when you sign up at Let’s Be Chefs now.