7 Free Android Apps for Easy Meal Planning

Cooking apps provide more than a list of a few recipes. Many of these free Android apps provide instant grocery lists, easy menu planning programs, and helpful meal-choosing devices. Some can even pick a recipe for you based on the ingredients you have on hand.

Here are seven of the most fun and useful cooking apps available.


ChefTap allows you to import recipes from any site on the web so that you can keep your own virtual recipe box. From small blogs to corporate websites, ChefTap saves your favorite dishes along with links to the original posts.

Import entire recipe boxes that you’ve saved on sites like Epicurious or Allrecipes onto ChefTap. This app allows you to set up your own categories and sort recipes according to your personalized system.


Are you wondering what to cook tonight with the ingredients you have in the fridge? Allthecooks.com lets you scan through 150,000 recipes and helps you pick one as you say the ingredients you want to use.

Upload your own recipe photos to see what other users think. You can even ask a cooking question and get your answer in minutes.

If you want to eat healthier and get out of the habit of using processed foods, this free Android app is for you. With Allthecooks.com, it’s quick and easy to find nutritious recipes using real food ingredients that you’ll love.


Epicurious gives you step-by-step instructions for professional recipes. It also provides you with shopping lists for your favorites, allowing you to check off items as you go along.

The Epicurious app offers over 30,000 food and drink recipes. You can search for individual recipes or browse by theme or skill level. This app also offers a way for you to save your favorites and share them with your friends.


With the Allrecipes.com free Android app, you can search for your next dinner among the site’s 40,000 recipes. Look up specific recipes using dietary filters, like vegetarian or low-carb, or leave it up to chance with the dinner spinner.

Allrecipes allows you to search for–or scan–a particular item to find a useful recipe. Once you choose a recipe, it generates a handy shopping list containing all of the necessary ingredients.


BigOven’s impressive listing of over 250,000 recipes promises easy meal planning on the go. Look up popular recipe collections, read reviews, and search for meals by ingredient. BigOven also makes it easy to share complete menus by email, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

With BigOven’s simple drag-and-drop menu planning program, you can easily mark your calendar for future meals, then add them directly to your grocery list. You can even add your own recipes without typing by using RecipeScan, which is as simple as taking a picture.


Bacon lovers, rejoice! Here’s an app that’s made just for you.

Baconnection contains hundreds of recipes from bacon wrapped appetizers to bacon and chocolate desserts. It also entertains you with bacon-themed games, including Bacon Bits Trivia, which challenges your knowledge of this beloved meat.

Easy Chef Recipes

Easy Chef Recipes contains 15,000 recipes. It has a built-in function that helps you decide what to make for dinner: simply give your phone a shake and Easy Chef Recipes will choose a meal for you.

Finding the perfect recipe for tonight’s dinner can be a challenge when you’re uninspired and short on time. Use these free Android apps to make meal planning fun, efficient, and mouthwatering.

The range of apps available now is incredible although it is important to compare mobile phones before purchase to make sure that your phone is able to access the apps listed above.

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