There’s plenty of websites where you can go check out this week’s grocery sales, if you’re into that sort of thing. (Not judging, just, um, snore.) And we’ve reviewed plenty of websites and apps to help you do your weekly meal planning, too. But this is the first we’ve seen of a glorious melding of the two.
At Food on the Table,
you enter some basic information like your family’s food
preferences, plus your preferred grocery stores, and then not only can you
then pick from amongst suggested recipes, it’ll highlight items on sale this week with approximate savings for your meal plan.
free, or buy a monthly subscription to plan all seven, plus get access
to more recipes and other features.
is sheer brilliance, but the site is pretty new, so I’m hopeful it will
expand as time goes on. I’d love to see my local Trader Joe’s as one of
the store options (hint, hint!), as well as a setting for food
allergies–the food preferences don’t currently enable you to
communicate that common add-on ingredients such as dairy or wheat might
not work for your family. All in all, though, this is a great
alternative to juggling cookbooks and store circulars. -Mir