There are several ways to add recipes to your Plan to Eat account using our mobile apps or our desktop site

The Recipe Clipper Share Extension

This extension allows you to save any recipe to your Recipe Book with the share option found in Safari, Chrome, or other mobile browsers.

 The Share Extension Clipper will not appear as and option in the Google Search app, as this is a search engine and not a browser. 

Import recipes in iOS using our Recipe Clipper Extension

  1. In your browser, find a recipe you want to add to your Recipe Book.
  2. Tap on the  Share option.
  3. Choose the Plan to Eat Save Recipe Share Extension (if you don't see our icon, scroll over and tap the More option to enable our extension).
  4. The Plan to Eat app will open and your recipe will begin importing.
  5. Once import is complete, check that the data is correct, make any changes necessary, and tap Save. The recipe will be added to your Recipe Book.



Import recipes on Android devices using our Recipe Clipper Extension

  1. In your browser, find a recipe online that you would like to import.
  2. Tap on the menu icon in the top right corner of your browser.
  3. Tap Share... 
  4. In the share menu, tap on the Plan to Eat Save Recipe icon.
  5. The Plan to Eat app will open and begin importing your recipe.
  6. Tap Save to add the recipe to your Recipe Book. 

 

Manually Add Recipes from cookbooks and personal recipes

  1. Open the "My Recipes" section.
  2. Tap on the Add Recipe button.
  3. Select Add recipe by hand.
  4. Then manually enter each part of your recipe into the text fields.
  5. Once completed, press Save.

Each recipe only requires a recipe title, to be saved to your recipe book. This will allow you to begin entering a recipe and come back to it later, or save a recipe to add to your Planner that you don't need ingredients or even directions for, but want to make sure you plan accordingly.

Manual Importing tips:

  1. Use the Bulk Input field in the ingredients section to copy/paste recipe ingredients in quickly. Each item needs to be placed on a single line.
  2. Section headings can be added by placing a comma in front of the header. 
    ie: " ,Frosting "
  3. Use the native talk-to-text feature on your device to quickly dictate the recipe details into the different sections. 
  4. Use the native photo-to-text feature on your device (iOS 15+ or Android) to convert text to a digital copy/paste format.  

 

Add recipes from a URL

  1. Open the "My Recipes" section.
  2. Tap on the Add Recipe button.
  3. Select Import recipe from the web.
  4. From there, you will be prompted to paste a URL into the import field.
  5. Once pasted, press Import.
  6. Make sure that the ingredients and directions were imported correctly and tap Save.