Meal planning can be tough to get into, but it can help you make healthier choices, save you time and reduce your costs. The idea is to plan ahead what you will be cooking!
The Pepperplate allows you to store all your favorite recipes. You can manually add your own in or auto populate certain recipes from websites that are compatible. The compatible websites are all listed on the site and there are quite a few: from allrecipes.com to the foodnetwork to Martha Stewarts webpage!
Once you have all your recipes, you can select them to go on your grocery list which sorts by area (produce, milk, meat etc.). Instead of printing the list, you can download it onto your phone and then tick things off as you get them. You can also add on extra things you need that are not in the recipes (like dish soap!). You can also use the schedule function to remind yourself what recipes you want to do which day.
Overall this is a good app. You don't even need to use it on your phone. In fact, some functions can't be used on the mobile site. For some people this is probably a downside. There is a bit of a learning curve and sometimes the recipes don't auto load properly but overall it works pretty well. Best of all it is free!
I highly recommend trying it. I've already cut down my grocery costs and it has motivated me to try new recipes I find!