Meal Planning Resource: Paprika


“‘Homemade’ is too hard. I wouldn’t know where to start.”

Fortunately, a lot of other people have already done the “get started” part for you. Paprika is just one example. Here’s what Box Lunch Lifer Tina has to say about this recipe-finder-and-manager app:

I love Paprika. It’s everything food-related that I need to make lunches (or anything else): menus, a recipe book, and the ability to search for recipes and save them right from the site—no copying and pasting from another app.

If homemade is new for you, Paprika helps you recipes AND connects you to other resources with the BLL mindset, like 100 Days of Real Food. Lisa Leake reminds us why we want to keep cutting down on too-processed foods, and inspires us with the resources to DO IT. An example of a totally doable two-vegetable recipe is Easy Butternut Squash Salad with Feta. (When’s the last time you ate squash? It’s better than you remember, and it really deserves a better name.)

Paprika will save your favorite recipes from any site and add the ingredients to your grocery list. One step at a time, apps like this one can get you closer to your Box Lunch Lifestyle “better food” goal.

Don’t be stopped because you don’t know where to start. The sooner you get going, the sooner your better lunch food can fuel those quiet dreams. If you give this a try, or have another app to recommend, don’t be shy! I’d love to hear from you.


Note: I don’t get paid by Paprika or 100 Days of Real Food. I just want you give any tool a chance that will get you one step closer to a better lunch.