Whether you are a seasoned Paleo-er or are new to this whole Paleo-Primal-Caveman thing, we all have one thing in common: We need to eat!! But before there can be eating, there must be shopping. And before there can be shopping, there must be planning. That’s where PrimalPal comes in.
PrimalPal has designed a unique service that marries weekly meal planning with the technology to instantly produce shopping lists for the recipes you select! It’s an awesome idea. Choose from their database of recipes from Paleo’s most popular bloggers (including yours truly!), drop them into your personal meal planning calendar and create a shopping list for only the days you need. (Pssst – you can also upload your own recipes too!)
This service is ideal for those with strict dietary standards and restrictions. Avoiding nightshades for autoimmune health? Allergic to nuts, but still follow a primal diet? Indicate all of this information in your profile and PrimalPal will automatically flag all disqualifying recipes in their database so that you can avoid them (notice the recipe highlighted red in the picture above). Also, you can always click on a recipe title to get a full list of ingredients and prep instructions to be sure that it’s what you need. This idea makes sense!
There are many recipe sharing websites available, but this is the only one with the drag-and-drop weekly calendar planning and instant shopping list generation feature. Oh and if you already have plenty of an ingredient and want to edit it from the list prior to printing or emailing, that’s no problem. Just click the box and it will be omitted from your final print out. Smart!
I like this idea and believe that it will be a big help for many people. And it’s cheap. Spend $10 a month and give yourself an advantage.
Because the guys over at PrimalPal rock, they offer a 10-day trial period for their services. Skim their FAQs page or take a tour to get a quick and dirty breakdown. There’s more to it than what I’ve covered just now. You’ll like it.
Last but not least, to show off the great recipes they have on file (with more recipes being added daily), PrimalPal will email you a link to a week’s worth of delicious Paleo dinners from your favorite bloggers! You can also follow them on Facebook. See something you like? Drop it in your calendar, print off the shopping list and you’re two steps closer to getting that meal on the table.
Also, each week they post a week’s worth of delicious dinners to their blog (and will email it to you as well!). Here’s a look at what you get with Free Paleo Meal Plan Friday.