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Ok so I’ve been putting off this review for years so here goes. I started using this app way back when it first came out, I had never heard of the blog or anything. At that time I had just graduated from college and was starting my first ‘real job’. Let’s just say while I had kind of grown up my lunch packing skills were still at an elementary school level 😂. I brought two uncrustables a bag of chips and some applesauce every day😬. I needed a change and meal prepping was the trend so I found this app and gave it a try. Well..it’s now almost 2018 and I still use the app every week when I do my shopping and prepping. I prep all of my breakfasts and lunches M-F as well as few dinners. I have my go to favorites but also love to try the new stuff that is constantly being added. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want to make the bbq shepherds pie every meal 😁. Bottom line I am not only saving a ton of money but I’ve also really smashed a lot of my fitness goals. I have recommended this app to so many people and will continue to every time someone says “what’s in that mason jar?” or “Your lunch always smells so good”. Download the app, try the recipes, experiment and make them your own. Before you know it you’ll be cranking out a weeks worth of meals in an hour and saving money on that grocery bill. Do it!!!!
For someone who is recently focused on diet and meal prepping, this app is perfect. It takes the exhaustion out of finding healthy recipes that fit the diet you are working to maintain. The instructions are clear and helpful and the shopping list feature is great. One note that I think could make this a next level fitness app would be the inclusion of a macro consumption tracker in the app. This app provides all the macro nutritional info on a per serving basis and also lets you organize the meal prep per day. It even lets you send serving sizes to the Apple Health app. But, if I could just log the portions of each meal I ate for breakfast/lunch/dinner/snack each day, it would be far easier. Having all the tracking information in one place, such as this app, would truly put this app above and beyond any others. If you add the consumption tracker I don’t think I see another app on the market that can compete at this price point. Well done in making what is currently available though, very helpful.
I stumbled upon this app when looking up healthy meal prep recipes. I was a little surprised after paying $3.99 that I had to pay MORE for the Pro version, BUT it’s worth it. Lots of new recipes I can’t wait to try because I’ve been stuck in my way. It’s sort of like MyFitnessPal but better because there’s specific recipes with instructions and the BEST part is the shopping list which breaks it down by aisle or recipe - made my life so much easier. My ONLY suggestion is that they open up their market towards women. Women enjoy fitness too! The name “Fit Men Cook” almost turned me away when I first looked at it, and nothing on here is specifically for men so I’m glad I kept looking. I also wish the “Add your own meal” function allowed me to search for foods to add (sort of like the My Fitness Pap app). I’m never sure how much is in my meal so for example I need to go to MyFitnessPal to enter in all the ingredients in my protein shake and then take that info back to FMC. Just an extra step I didn’t wish I had to do. Otherwise, game changer and highly recommend!
Listen. Being in the military and having a busy schedule is something that is my everyday life. I have been following Kevin since he started his journey with FitMenCook and I have enjoyed cooking some of the recipes and just following some of the helpful cooking tips he has. But not until you start meal prepping with this wonderful app and awesome dude will you really start seeing the differences. I have little time throughout the week to use for my own personal time and setting aside 2 hours on the weekend for a week of delicious food is changing the way I eat. Not only do I have healthier meals but I am also spending less time with the nasty food you can get in a hurry on base. This has not only helped me eat healthier. This has allowed me to stop skipping meals and allows me to not worry about time wasted to get food. I’m telling you guys this app is a great investment.
So I love the app. I like that I can filter out what kind of meal I can prepare, then you can add it to you choosing cart and it makes the list for you while you shop. I love the simplicity of the app. There’s no clutter or other distractions that take you away. For improvements I would like to see in the future is two more filters. A filter that shows of an oven is required or a special cooking tool. The second is a filter that shows few ingredients. I’m always traveling and living in hotels weeks after weeks. Most of the hotels do not have an oven let alone some cooking utensils. I get excited about a meal and then it says “bake”. Also for the few ingredients because I don’t want to go out and keeps buying all of these ingredients and I either can stuff them in my luggage or just let it go to waste at the hotel. Overall I enjoy the app and look forward for new meals.
Struggle free, healthy and practical recipes that are easy on the wallet. It’s as simple as that, and it’s a message that’s seen over 1 million people follow FitMenCook on social media.
Be honest, have you ever heard these complaints about healthy eating?
- “Eating healthy is too expensive!”
- “It takes too long! I don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen.”
- “Healthy food is too bland”
- “I always end up cheating and slipping back in to bad habits”
Kevin Curry, founder of FitMenCook, has been there. After spotting a picture of himself
on a friend’s Facebook wall he knew it was time for a change.
He followed all the common advice, changed to a healthy diet and started hitting the gym.
For a few months, things were great, but after a while he found himself craving the old foods he was trying so hard to avoid.
He got his hands on every book he could find on nutrition and started experimenting in the kitchen.
His aims were simple:
A) Food should be easy to prepare and affordable
B) Food should be vibrant and tasty, never boring
C) Preparing food in advance is important
D) Following a, b, c helps you achieve your fitness goals
The results for Kevin were game change and now he’s spreading message to the FitMenCook community on social media and inside the FMC app.
Top 5 features:
SHOPPING CART + APPLE WATCH
We've taken the hassle out of grocery shopping. Add any recipes you want to your shopping list and we'll organise the list by aisle, so you can easily find the items you need.
The shopping list also works on the Apple Watch.
EASY STEP BY STEP VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS
If you’ve ever looked at recipe instructions and thought “this just looks too difficult for me” then you’ll find the included recipe videos very helpful. Not only is Kevin a great host, who’ll fill you with inspiration for healthy meals, but he’ll also break down the steps in a way that’s easy to follow.
FOCUS ON MEAL PREP
Buying ingredients in small quantities can make recipes more expensive. Not only that, but many of us don’t have time every day to spend in the kitchen.
Meal prep is the solution. By designating two days of the week as your main cooking days, you can prepare your meals in bulk and eat healthy all week.
This is a crucial part of the app, and many of the meals are designed with meal preparation in mind, to make healthy living fit with a busy life.
MACRO COUNTING AND INTEGRATION WITH APPLE HEALTH APP
Bodybuilders and fat-loss superheroes can rejoice as the FitMenCook app has nutritional information built right in! Recipes list calories, protein, carbs and fat.
SCALE UP A RECIPE
Increase the serving sizes by tapping the + and - buttons in the recipe view. You can also switch the measurements between metric and imperial.
There’s more including:
- 500+ recipes with more added each month
- Search by ingredient: Type in Egg Avocado to see all recipes containing both of these ingredients
- Share recipes with friends and family
- Available in English and Spanish
For a video demonstration of the app in action, take a look at: http://fitmencook.com/app/
Optional Meal Planner Subscription:
FitMenCook Pro is available as a monthly (0.99 USD) or yearly (5.99 USD) subscription. The subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the end of the subscription period. There is no increase in price when renewing. Payment will be charged through your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. Once purchased, refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term. Your subscription may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.