Prep calendar is an iPhone app to help those who would like to meal prep, but need a little help keeping track of their meals.
Once the app is downloaded and opened, the home page will feature the latest article posted from our Prep 101 section. When you access the menu, you will see the following options:
- Prep 101
- Shopping List
This is where you will find all of the information you need to be a meal prep and nutrition pro. Knowing suggested servings and food groups will make it easier to plan your weekly meals. It’s good to know how to meal prep, but it’s more important to understand why you’re putting certain foods or amounts of food into your body.
You’ll also find out what your calorie target should be based on your age, gender of your goal. If you’re trying to lose weight, you’ll need to burn more calories than you’re taking in, so you’ll eat at a calorie deficit. This app will educate you on how to do that safely and effectively.
You will also learn tips and tricks on how to make meal planning and meal prepping easier and faster, and how to organize your fridge effectively.
In this section you will find healthy recipe options with comments. The recipes will be organized by meal (ex. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, etc…) or by main ingredient (ex. Ground turkey, chicken, pasta, etc…). Nutrition information will also be available for each recipe so you know how many calories, sugars, etc… are in each serving. This is important information to track when trying to achieve your goal.
The comments section will be available with every recipe so you can post questions, comment your opinion about the recipe, or maybe a food you swapped that was successful. This is also great opportunity to connect with other users whose goals are similar to yours. This is a great motivator!
The shopping list section is a place where you can add foods you need to make your meals for the week. You have two options: you can manually add foods, or when you’re in a recipe, you can click “add ingredients” and all of the ingredients for that recipe will appear in your shopping list.
To make it more convenient, the list will be organized by food group (ex. Meat, dairy, produce, etc…). You can even check off your food item as you’re shopping.
Here is where you plan your meals. The calendar will be viewable as weekly or daily. Each day will have a section for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner, snack. This will help you organize what you will be prepping for each meal or snack, and help you to know exactly what to eat during the day.