Quick Start Guide

Ready to get started meal planning? Here’s the short version to get you started. Ready?

Login. Your username and password will be sent to you in an email within 24 hours of your payment processing. If it’s been that long, you might check “Purchases” in your inbox or your SPAM folder. Head to http://app.insertmealhere.com and give the program your credentials. Welcome!

Your Recipes

A preview of the recipe collection, which is always customized to the user.
A preview of the recipe collection, which is always customized to the user.

The {IMH} Meal Planning Board journey starts with recipes. To add your first recipe to your collection, click the “Recipes” button. On the top left, you’ll see a link to “Add a Recipe.” Click the link, and enter your recipe in the form. Check out a full guide to the Recipe Collection for more details.

Your Plan

A simple, sample schedule.
A simple, sample schedule.

Your Meal Plan is based on the recipes you have in your Recipe Collection. Now that you’ve added a recipe, you have the ability to add it to your plan. Click the form on the left to select a day and a meal to add the recipe to your plan. Click save. Select the “Schedule” up at the top menu to see your recipe in action on your meal plan.

Your Shopping List

A sample shopping list, sorted by store section, based on a meal plan.
A sample shopping list, sorted by store section, based on a meal plan.

Now that you’ve got a recipe and a plan, you can build a shopping list. Click the “Shopping List” link at the top menu and select “Add New Shopping List.” Tell the {IMH} Meal Planning Board the day you plan on going shopping and the last day covered by your shopping trip. The program will pull all the ingredients in your recipes into a new list. To sort this list by section, click “Sort by Section.”

Of course, there’s a fair bit more to the {IMH} Meal Planning Board this. But, this will help you dive in and get you started. Check out more in-depth information here.

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