It’s been a while since we’ve talked about our awesome meal planning capabilities here on the site, and for sure there are many of you that might not even know it exists. We’ve recently made changes to myKitchen that helps streamline your meal planning: seamless shopping. We’ve integrated hundreds of shopping links directly into our meal planner so that you can just click and buy the ingredients online (Shop Thrive now). And not only that, but we’ve partnered with Thrive to offer links to some of the lowest prices around on many items. It’s a win-win for you guys, and we’re excited for you to try it out.
What is myKitchen?
myKithchen is our mobile friendly, FREE paleo meal planning tool.
Ok that seems pretty simple. But there’s so much you can do with it. To start, when you register for a user account on Primal Palate, it allows you to save all of your favorite recipes to one place, which is really convenient! You can also gather recipes and create your own meal plans with them.
If you’re like us and don’t really have the energy to do meal planning, you can choose from many pre-populated meal plans. I like that part, because it gives you the option to just “easy button” a week of meals.
We have free meals plans for Whole30, Keto, Sugar-Free, AIP-friendly, and of course some basic paleo meal plans too. You can add to the meal plans, modify them to fit your needs, and even UPLOAD your own recipes. With over 2500 recipes on our site, the meal planning possibilities are limitless!
CHOOSE your meal plan > customize or create your own > let your meal planning begin.
How to get started:
1. Register or Login for PrimalPalate.com
You will receive a verification email, which contains a special link you’ll need to follow to complete the registration process.
2. View any recipe on our site and click the gold “+” to add a recipe to myKitchen
These will be stored as favorites, which you can use in the meal planner. (You can also upload your own recipes)
3. Click “myKitchen” in the top menu to access the meal planner
View myKitchen to see your favorite recipes and any meal planning you’ve been working on. You can even save what you’ve been working on by clicking “Save all menus” under myMenus.
4. Select a meal plan, or create your own
To create your own, just drag and drop recipes from Recipes (your saved favorites) to Meal Plans
Your recipes are organized by category, and provide you with quick information to help make meal planning easier. You’ll see how much each recipe makes (which you can change), how long it’ll take to make the recipe, and there is also a quick link to view the recipe easily. Hover over a recipe to reveal an “X” which will allow you to delete it.
5. Customize the plan!
• Change serving sizes
• Rearrange, add or delete days
In the Meal Plans (center column), you can change serving sizes of recipes, and it will update ingredient amounts in your shopping list. You can also add or delete days, and rearrange them. If you want to do a whole month’s meal planning in one shot, go for it! It could also be equally useful if you are planning a large get together. Simply add recipes to myKitchen, drag them into the meal planner, increase the serving size, then print or email the shopping list to yourself. It couldn’t be easier!
6. Generate a Shopping List
• SHOP for ingredients directly in your shopping list. Click the orange cart icon to shop an ingredient. Many link to Thrive Market for the best prices around!
• Add additional ingredients
• Delete ingredients you already have
• Print your list, or email it to yourself!
In the right column, you’ll see ingredients you need organized by type. If you know you have a certain ingredient, you can delete it from the shopping list to avoid confusion. Once you’re ready, click Print or email it yourself.
Share myKitchen with your friends!
We want everyone to know about and to enjoy this free tool! You won’t find a better meal planner online!