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Elliece is a student in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada


Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars

You’ve had a busy day, it’s late, and you’re edging on hangry. No one is home to make you dinner so you’re on your own to figure it out. You check the cupboards to find that you’ve got a lot of great items, but they just don’t make a meal. Let me introduce you to Mealime, a meal-planning app that can solve your dinnertime woes. By providing meal plans every week, Mealime allows you to schedule ahead, cut down on food waste, and eat healthy, delicious food with minimal fuss.

Mealime’s design is clean and intuitive, and it only takes a few minutes to get your first meal plan. Mealime asks you about your eating preferences—classic omnivore, vegetarian, and low-carb diets are among the options; kosher and vegan are not—as well as any allergies or foods you dislike. Then you can choose an automatically generated meal plan or create your own from a list of recipes.

One of the best parts of this app is that even a chef of little skill can succeed. The recipes provide cook time estimates (usually between 25 and 40 minutes, and they’re fairly accurate), and portion estimates (not as accurate—expect to have more food than the recipe indicates). The required cookware is pretty basic. My cooking ability can best be described as “thoroughly so-so,” and I could easily follow the instructions. Even better, the results were tasty, and seven of the eight recipes I tried could be classified as 10/10, would make again.

All in all, Mealime is useful for planning ahead so you’re never stuck without the ingredients or brain power to put together a meal.

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