Help me do my groceries!?!
March 24, 2011 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Need help shopping for groceries healthy & effectively. Details inside.

I want to eat healthy and be effective in my grocery shopping. Help me out! I am looking for a website where I can choose 5-7 healthy meals for the week, which I can cook. And said website would provide me with a grocery list and cooking instructions? Any of you know of such a website?


The website provides me with healthy meal options.

The website provides me with the recipes.

The website provides me with a customized grocery list.

The website also pays me $1,000,000.

I’m sure you kind of have an idea of what I mean by the above. Ideally on sunday I would like to go grocery shopping, figure out my meals for the weak and prep as much as I can in advance and freeze it. So that when I come home from work, cooking and eating healthy is as painless as possible. The million dollars isn’t a deal breaker. Thanks in advance!
posted by ss448 to Health & Fitness (8 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite will set you up with a meal plan based on whatever you want - low-carb, low-fat, GI based, Mediterranean, whatever you want. They generate meals weekly and I believe provide a grocery list for shopping and weekly fitness ideas. My sister did this for a while a few years back, but I'm pretty sure they provided everything you're asking for. . . oh, except the $1,000,000. Sorry! :-)
posted by garnetgirl at 2:34 PM on March 24, 2011

Not sure what your dietary preferences are, but if you aren't lactose-intolerant, the California Dairy Council has a Meal Planner website that does exactly what you're looking for.
posted by memewit at 2:38 PM on March 24, 2011

There are a few blogs and sites that do this.
posted by Iris Gambol at 2:48 PM on March 24, 2011

Does it have to be a website? The How To Cook Everything app will let you choose meals and output a grocery list.
posted by KathrynT at 3:38 PM on March 24, 2011

Dr Gourmet's site does that, except it's 2 weeks at a time. You can juggle recipes around (which I do to maximize use of ingredients like leeks or goat cheese) and state preferences for types of food, etc.
posted by cobaltnine at 3:48 PM on March 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thank you so much, all of these sites are working out so far!
posted by ss448 at 3:54 PM on March 24, 2011

Everyday Food's Grocery Bag section is well worth your time. A week's worth of recipes and a shopping list for the week. It's not super low-cal, but everything is balanced and look pretty tasty.
posted by thinkingwoman at 4:26 PM on March 24, 2011

SOS cuisine does exactly that, and you can chose what type of menu you'd like (express, gourmet, vegetarian, etc.)

It's targetting people in Quebec/Ontario, so the "best deals of the week" or "eat local" wouldn't work for you, but I found most recipies pretty good.
posted by domi_p at 5:40 PM on March 24, 2011

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