What's New

Ever asked us for anything? We love to respond. This update is packed with great new features originating from our amazing users. Keep the feedback coming!

-Local notifications alert you when it's time to start prepping an upcoming meal (configurable in Spin Settings).
-Now allows Snacks to be planned just like other meals.
-Redesigned Spin Settings UI now summarizes each meal type (Ex: Breakfast) on the main screen, and a tap takes you to a separate screen for editing that meal type's daily behavior.
-Do Ahead Prep Time field added for situations like: marinades, slow cooker recipes, or defrost steps. When specified, you will receive an additional notification for this extra step.
-Now organize your recipes by Tradition (Italian, Chinese, USA Southern, etc.) in addition to the existing Category field (Poultry, Eggs & Dairy, etc.).
-Added new values to the Recipe Category list: 'Beverages', 'Tofu and Soy'
-Fixed backup settings, to now properly restore user recipes and meals from backup.
-Spinning process is optimized, completes faster
-Allows photo zoom when viewing a Recipe's photo (great for taking photos of a printed recipe page for later reference)
-Rearrange history: Allow drag and drop of past 3 days' meals (previously the 3 days' meals were available only in View mode, not in Edit mode. This now allows you to rearrange how you actually ate things, if you varied from the plan, so meals you skipped can be brought back into present and future days)
-Preserve history: Spin for future days, while keeping existing planned meals in place. Re-spin button now gives you the choice.
-When browsing Meals and Recipes, your sort options (By Time, By Source, etc.) have changed from button bar to 'drop down' style with a picker wheel. This allows us to add more sort options now and in the future, including new 'Recipes without Meals' view to see which of your recipes are missing at least one corresponding meal.

App Description

Our promise: Once you are set up, there's no easier way than Spinning Meals to create a weekly meal plan and grocery list on your iPhone. Save time every week and never be without a plan.

What you need to know:
-In a single tap the app generates a meal plan and sorted grocery list, for up to a week or even longer
-A handful of recipes are included so you can start right away
-Recipes can be added by hand or from many popular websites you know and love
-Photo capability is provided, for supplied recipes, internet recipe capture, or add from your Camera or Gallery
-The app will continually improve, adding multi-device support and other features. You'll be glad you chose Spinning Meals!

As seen in the NYTimes and eHow's 12 Great Apps for Moms, Spinning Meals is a recipe-driven meal and grocery planner.

Spinning Meals is the only iPhone app that automatically plans your weekly meal schedule for you, based on your own recipes and preferences. Create an entire week’s meal plan with a simple tap and the app will automatically generate a shopping list for you to ensure you have all the ingredients necessary to make tasty, nutritious meals for the whole family.

-Automatically plan Breakfast, Lunch, and/or Dinner
-Control planning behavior with personalized settings
-Build meal plans manually if you prefer
-Organize your recipes by category (Ex: Salads) and prep time
-Group recipes into meals (Pork Tenderloin with Mashed Potatoes and Asparagus)
-Shop from the grocery list generated from the meal plan

Using a patent-pending meal planning engine, Spinning Meals considers your food preferences and the seasonal variations which go along with your family's favorite meals. Seasonally categorize your family’s favorite dishes and how often you wish those dishes to appear on your meal plans. Give the app a spin and “Voilà!” Your grocery list and meal schedule is all ready to go.

What users are saying:

***** "I absolutely love it. I have been using it for a month or so and find it easy to stick to." -App Store review by bunnydays

***** "This App Saved My Marriage" - App Store review by On My Way Up Now

***** "Assigning meals with a specific frequency and season is genius! I am so glad to see an app that uses my methods and values for feeding my family!" App Store review by JMBacker

What experts are saying:

"I'm very impressed with this app, top to bottom. It solves the problem of the dinner rut, lets you use your own recipes while also adding in fresh ideas and it gives you automatic grocery lists. An all around win, win, win for me."
-Heather Leister, theiPhonemom.com

"This genius app takes the tedium out of menu planning. With a single spin, you get a weekly menu and a shopping list that makes it easy to pull off. It’s also simple to customize and add your family’s favorite dishes to the rotation."
-Marisa McClellan, blogger and author of the Food in Jars Cookbook, and seasoned meal planner

"…a one-stop shop for people who are in charge of organizing meals for the week."
-David Rabinowitz, 148apps.com

Stay tuned for exciting new features and recipes coming soon! Want to get in touch? Please visit www.SpinningMeals.com to leave comments or questions about the app, send a tweet to @spinningmeals, or simply email WeCare@SpinningMeals.com. To your health!

App Screen Shots

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App Changes

February 18, 2014 New version 1.6.1
February 08, 2014 New version 1.6
September 01, 2013 New version 1.5
May 12, 2013 Price Decrease: $2.99 -> FREE!
January 26, 2013 New version 1.3.5
November 30, -0001 Initial Release