Real Plans - Meal Planner

Real Plans - Meal Planner

By Holistic Squid, LLC

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2015-06-12
  • Current Version: 7.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 53.38 MB
  • Developer: Holistic Squid, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 88 Ratings


A meal planner designed for families with food restrictions. Real Plans learns about your food needs and customizes a weekly menu from our collection of over 1500 real food recipes—each of which we’ve tested with our own families. Allergies, paleo, dairy-free, or just a household of picky eaters makes planning, shopping and preparing food tricky. Real Plans is filled with whole, healthy foods—no matter what limitations you have. Developed and run by a real family, we created Real Plans with flexibility in mind. In addition to suggesting recipes, Real Plans has a step-by-step timeline and consolidated shopping lists, making getting into the kitchen that much easier. And, we’ve customized Real Plans at the ingredient, food group and diet level—so if you want a Pescatarian, mushroom-less plan that also excludes nightshades, we got you. The recipes include the following diets: -Traditional Real Food (along with Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and GAPS options) -Paleo (along with Primal and Autoimmune Paleo options) -Vegetarian The app includes the following functionality: -Dynamic Meal Planner -Automated scheduling to fit your real-life needs -Recipe Roulette to inspire you with new recipes -Recipe Box to host all of your recipes with full filtering capability -Ability to plan for breakfast, lunch, and dinner -Consolidated shopping list -Ability to add new ingredients, schedule weekly ingredients, upload your own pictures, and mark them as staples -Portion sizes to ensure the recipes will yield the right amount for your family -Logic to support singles, couples and families -Full nutritional information based on the USDA nutritional database We offer the following subscriptions: 1 month recurring subscription: $13.99 3 months recurring subscription: $32.99 ($11 a month) 12 months recurring subscription: $69.99 ($5.83 a month) 1 month recurring Real Plans + Whole30 subscription: $19.99 3 months recurring Real Plans + Whole30 subscription: $49.99 ($16.66 a month) 12 months recurring Real Plans + Whole30 subscription: $99.99 ($8.33 a month) You can add more recipes, from your favorite bloggers, by selecting any one the following "Upgrade Recipe" plans : 1 month recurring subscription for "Whole30" : $5.99 3 months recurring subscription for "Whole30" : $16.99 12 months recurring subscription for "Whole30" : $29.99 1 month recurring subscription for "Wellness Mama": $2.49 3 months recurring subscription for "Wellness Mama": $7.49 12 months recurring subscription for "Wellness Mama": $29.99 All the following come with the below given 3 subscription plans: - NomNom Paleo - The Paleo Mom - Nourished Kitchen - Autoimmune Wellness - PaleOMG - Well Fed - Naturally Ella - Carlsbad Cravings - Health, Home and Happiness - Cookie and Kate - Tasty Yummies - Fed and Fit 1 month recurring subscription : $0.99 3 months recurring subscription : $2.99 12 months recurring subscription : $11.99 • Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of your purchase. • Subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. • Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours of the end of the current period. • You can manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renew from your iTunes Account Settings after purchase. • A current subscription cannot be cancelled while it is active. If you turn off auto-renew you will be able to access your current subscription until the end of the current period. For terms of use, visit For privacy policy, visit



  • BS

    By DON'T TRIP‼️
    Apps these days are just like the person standing outside the store asking you for money for nothing... this one is the same.
  • Real plans is a 5 but Whole 30 option a 2

    By Mollycnm
    I bought Realplans instead of using a free meal planning app because of the option to have planning for my dry January Whole 30. Once my learning curve flattened out I really enjoy using Realplans. The app is great for the shopping list, I like the variety of meal options. It has made my food life easier. However, paying an extra $30 for a Whole 30 isn’t worth it at all. You get access to 328 Whole 30 recipes, but the majority of the planned meals weren’t from Whole 30. I own 4 of their books and many of those recipes aren’t on the website. She uses lemon garlic dressing in a lot of her meals and searching for lemon garlic dressing in the recipe box, nothing comes up. I had a lot of repeat side dishes, like sweet potato mash, nothing using leftovers in a repeat meal. I ended up choosing my own Whole 30 meals which I didn’t need to pay extra for. Also my 10 day reintroduction plan didn’t work at all. I chatted with support who told me to add my own recipes. Well, yea, but that’s not what I paid $30 for. 4 days later, I’m still waiting to hear from them. So, Realplans? Yes Whole 30 option? NO. You can plan it on your own.
  • Brilliant contribution to making lives better

    By Khale100
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been needing this for 20 years. I am a health focused, wife, business owner, parent of 3 busy kids and teens - one with celiac disease and meal planning has absolutely overwhelmed me. I actually like cooking - but I never learned the tricks when I was younger - and I haven’t figured out how to get it all planned out, shopped for and then to have enough consistent energy to get it all done on a regular basis. This program takes away the hard first steps - the planning, deciding and picking things everyone will eat, writing out the shopping list, organizing it then timing everything so that it works with our schedule and advance prep. Well, before this program, I just couldn’t get it all together more often than once in a blue moon...Or... I would buy all the ingredients for a variety of meals and half the ingredients would sit in the fridge unused b/c I came home too exhausted from work or realized that our schedule had changed. This program breaks everything down into easy steps and takes away the need for professional like experience and mental gymnastics. Thank you!!! You have a giant fan here (hehe - and if you want an investor - I’m your gal).
  • Time saver

    By Annmarie123456789
    The 24 hour customer service is amazing. They actually know the recipes and can answer tech questions or cooking questions. I use this app for my weekly meal planning and shopping and for party and holiday planning.
  • Mind Blowing

    By Semadrazdin
    It’s what I’ve been looking for, but didn’t know it. I’ve been toying with the idea of those boxes that include the food, but didn’t like the idea of not choosing my own produce. Plus the prices didn’t seem reasonable. This app has just taken the thinking out of it for me. It plans my week, based on my dietary interests, it sends my shopping list to me (which I can edit), and it reminds me to begin cooking. The only suggested upgrades I would add would be to make the link with your calendar a bit more savvy - so that it takes into account cooking time and things that need to be soaked the night before. So, for example, if I have it set that I want to eat at 6pm, I would notify me when to start cooking for the recipe I have chosen (they include cook times). Likewise, they would notify me the night before if the mornings recipe needs the beans soaked prior. Otherwise, awesome. And they have on call support (so says an email I received, but I have not yet tried it). The recipes so far have all been good to outstanding. And, more important, toddler approved (although I do occasionally have to cut back on the garlic and hot peppers).
  • I love this app!

    By gardendi
    I’m 62 and tried of trying to decide what to cook for the week. I’ve had no problems with this app. I use the chat function if I have a question. They are always helpful. There is a Facebook group for those of us who like to share. This app has gotten me out of my culinary rut. I love that I can go in and out of food plans, add my favorite food blogger recipes, and switch out what doesn’t suit my family’s tastes. I can purchase more recipes from well known food personalities for less that the price of another cookbook. My daughter is a vegetarian and my husband and I eat a Paleo/Primal Diet. I can keep the whole family fed and happy. The shopping list helps keep me from impulse buying, so there is a lot less food wasted in the refrigerator. I couldn’t be happier.
  • Poor performance and not worth the money

    By jennaruthcw
    Unaware that there were other products available, I used RealPlans for over a year. Routinely, ingredients would be left out of my shopping list, recipes would disappear and have to be re-entered, the mobile app was glitchy and would put ingredients back on the list after I had removed them, and the recipes provided were not good. Adding your own recipes was tedious given the lack of customization available and RealPlan’s requirement that you fill out superfluous information regarding the recipe for it to be saved. Finally, after using only 3 months of my one year subscription, they refused to offer a refund. Fortunately I found another service for half the price and twice the customization. Before you give RealPlans your money, try PLANTOEAT.COM, no hassle, fully refundable, and much better programming without all the glitches.
  • Can't cancel ever otherwise good

    By can't cancel ever
    God help you if you ever want to cancel and you pay through Apple account. It's worse than dealing with an old fashion phone company or cable customer service. No joke. The hassle isn't worth it. Too bad. The app is otherwise good. Real plans says sorry, throws up hands and says call Apple. Guess what Apple says? Yup. Call real plans. Get the picture?
  • Terrible! Not realistic for busy moms!

    By busymommab
    Basically if your a chef, have one kid, and extra time on your hands, sure this could work. But if your a regular busy mom this will only add to your frustration! I was really hopeful that this would work. I am a busy mom with several kids and wanted something that would give me healthy meal ideas and take the work out of meal planning and grocery shopping. THIS IS NOT IT! First you have to pay just to try it out! So I downloaded the app and selected the one month option. Then I decided to jump on my computer so I could really look around only to find out it was less than half the price to try it through the website. I jumped on the chat and explained this to the customer service person....basically it was "sorry about your luck"! Ok, well I figured if this could really consolidate my meal prep time who cares about the savings. I set up my requirements to personalize my schedule...ex:for lunch I selected 15min prep, simple, kids... It came back with pan seared flank steak and scalloped potatoes, total prep time 30min and total cook time 2 hours!!😳 seriously! And every lunch meal was the same. Again I tried the chat with the customer service rep and asked if I was doing something wrong?? She said I had selected too many filters...umm..ok. She suggested I only select kids...basically the same kind of stuff! No busy momma has any kind of time for all that! I've already cancelled it. So basically I spent $14 to test it out for couple hours😔 Lesson learned never pay for something that doesn't let you try it first!!
  • No trial period, really?

    By NrsMerc
    There were super mixed reviews but I downloaded it hoping to try the recipes and app for a week before committing. Unfortunately there is no chance to try so I'm out....