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Mealbank is a free web site intended to make it easy to manage the repetitive task of preparing and cooking meals.

Mealbank includes free online meal planning, delicious recipes, and a one click grocery list


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MealBank News and Updates
MealBank is constatly being updated. Please remember to bookmark www.mealbank.net and check back often for new features.
  • Created companion blog, mealbank.blogspot.com
  • Updated Tutorial, Bug Fixes
  • Added Print Friendly Icon
  • Added meal tags - descriptive phrases for grouping recipes


MealBank Stats
  • Total Registered Users: 22704
  • Total meals: 30687


New to MealBank?
The Repetitive Meal Planning Cycle
    A typical family will eat 3 meals a day, 7 days a week for a lifetime.
    That's nearly 1100 meals to prepare a year.
    You're going to be doing this as long as you live, you might as well get good at it!    
               >> Take the Interactive Tutorial <<      |      >> Create a Free MealBank Account <<

Easy Meal Planning with MealBank (45 min)
1. Select a Premade Weekly Template Benefits of Using Templates
  1. Reuse - the templates can be reused and easily adjusted
  2. Prepare the meals you want - complex meals are just as easy to make
  3. Craft a perfect set of meal plans
2. Print the Generated Grocery List Benefits of a Generated Grocery List
  1. One-Click converts your meal plan into a grocery list
  2. Impossible to forget items
  3. Very organized - easy to read and navigate
3. Grocery Shop by Aisle Benefits of Shopping by Aisle
  1. Quickly navigate by aisle
  2. Focused on buying only items on list
  3. No back and forth trips to find items
Benefits of Using Templates
  1. Reuse - the templates can be reused and easily adjusted
  2. Prepare the meals you want - complex meals are just as easy to make
  3. Craft a perfect set of meal plans
Benefits of a Generated Grocery List
  1. One-Click converts your meal plan into a grocery list
  2. Impossible to forget items
  3. Very organized - easy to read and navigate
Benefits of Shopping by Aisle
  1. Quickly navigate by aisle
  2. Focused on buying only items on list
  3. No back and forth trips to find items
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Meal Planning the Hard Way (without MealBank) (2 hrs)
1. What to Eat? What goes into each meal?
  1. What will my family want to eat? Any picky eaters?
  2. What sides go with the meal (potatoes, salad, corn..)
  3. How can I best reuse leftovers?
  4. Avoid Similar Meals - Too many chicken dishes... etc
2. Find Disparate Recipes for Meals How long does it take to find those old recipes?
  1. Piles of unorganized recipes to go through
  2. Fear of cooking complex recipes due to unorganization leads to boring meals
3. Handwrite a Grocery List The Handwriten Grocery List
  1. Error Prone
  2. Time Consuming
  3. Messy
  4. Not Organized by Aisle
4. Shop With an Unorganized List Sporadic Shopping
  1. Leave without the items you need
  2. Spend time deciphering the grocery list
  3. Back and forth to find each item
  4. Frequent trips back to the grocery to get the items you forgot
What goes into each meal?
  1. What will my family want to eat? Any picky eaters?
  2. What sides go with the meal (potatoes, salad, corn..)
  3. How can I best reuse leftovers?
  4. Avoid Similar Meals - Too many chicken dishes... etc
How long does it take to find those old recipes?
  1. Piles of unorganized recipes to go through
  2. Fear of cooking complex recipes due to unorganization leads to boring meals
The Handwriten Grocery List
  1. Error Prone
  2. Time Consuming
  3. Messy
  4. Not Organized by Aisle
Sporadic Shopping
  1. Leave without the items you need
  2. Spend time deciphering the grocery list
  3. Back and forth to find each item
  4. Frequent trips back to the grocery to get the items you forgot
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Top Rated Recipes
 Recipe NameDescription
1 cranberry jello (3)
   cranberry jello
holiday favorite
2 cold pasta salad w/ optional chicken (7)
   cold pasta salad w/ optional chicken
noodles veggies and dressing
3 Shredded-Beef (3) Shredded-Beef sandwiches (crock pot)
4 easy lasagna (2) quick easy cheater lasagna
5 Stromboli (4) Wrapped up pizza
6 3 ingredient cookies (6)
   3 ingredient cookies
quick easy peanut butter cookies
7 Sesame Beef (3)
   Sesame Beef
Asian Style Beef and Noodles
8 Pasta Salad (3)
   Pasta Salad
Noodles and Veggies
9 Firecracker Beef Salad (3) Asian recipe noodles, spicy beef
10 Chili (3) Chili with Beans

Most Recently Added Recipes
 Recipe NameDescription
1 hyg BLT
2 ghi
3 Turkey Spaghetti
4 salmon salad
5 chicken & acorn squash tacos
6 chicken stir-fry
7 Turkey & Butternut Squash Soup
8 fish & squash
9 Double Decker Tacos (Taco Bell copycat recipe)
10 the canyon mixed drink

My Meals
With an account at MealBank you can:
  • Enter your own recipes to share with the community. Entering your recipes keeps them at your fingertips, ready to combine into grocery lists. Examples include your favorite Chili recipe, your grandmother's famous chicken stew, or simply the grocery items you bring to work for lunch.
  • Plan your meals for the week by combining your meals with your favorite community meals. The range of meal choices is enormous to ensure creativity during planning. There will be no more desperate searches for food during the week or dull, boring meals.
  • One click shopping list will help save time during trips to the grocery