NutriAdmin allows you to create recipes, and then to add them to meal plans as many times as you want.

You may want to setup a collection of recipes you recommend often to clients, and then to re-use them for meal plans on an ongoing basis. There are many benefits of setting up a system like this. Some of the benefits include:

  • Saving time in the long run
  • Including ingredients, nutritional information, and instructions on how to prepare a meal into all your plans without effort
  • Being more efficient and organized

This tutorial assumes you have already created at least one recipe in NutriAdmin. To learn how to create recipes, please read the following article first: https://docs.nutriadmin.com/how-to-create-a-recipe-in-nutriadmin

How to add your own recipes to a meal plan

Step 1: Start a meal plan. This can be a new meal plan, or an existing one. For the purposes of this example, we will start with a simple one day meal plan from scratch.

sample empty meal plan

Step 2: Click on the plus symbol to add items to the meal plan. Then, click on Add Recipe.

adding a recipe button

Step 3: A panel will open on your screen from the left offering you to options. Click on Use my own recipe to add one of the recipes you have created in the past.

adding own recipe

Step 4: A table containing all your recipes will show up. Type the name of your recipe in the search box to find it quickly. You can also scroll though your recipes to find the one you need (they are sorted alphabetically).

searching recipes

Step 5: When you find the recipe you wish to add to your meal plan, click on Add to meal plan. In this case, this is a sample omelette.

adding recipe to meal plan

Once you add your recipe, you will notice the ingredients appearing on the meal plan.

ingredients on meal plan

If you go to the Recipes tab, and then click on the name of your recipe, a panel will expand containing information about your recipe.

expanding recipe

This screen will show the recipe's ingredients, name, picture, instructions, and source. You can choose to include this information in your meal plan when downloading it to hand it in to a client.

recipe data meal plan

Finally, you can click on the Macronutrients or Micronutrients tabs to check the nutritional information in your meal plan. This information will be updated to include all the nutrients from the ingredients of your recipe.

macronutrients and micronutrients recipe