When/why to use Recurring Foods

Recurring foods are useful for quickly getting the meal plans to reflect your existing eating habits. When you add a food as a recurring food, you have to select the type of meal you want it to recur in, and how often you want it to recur.

If you have a breakfast you like to eat every morning, select the foods or recipes to show up "always" during your breakfast meal. If you want your breakfasts to have some variety, but only between 3 or 4 recipes, select those recipes to recur "often". If you ONLY want those recipes, you can tell a meal type to "only use recurring foods", and then the generator will only use your selected foods while still handling the portion control.

The best way to have total control over the meal plans is to find a bunch of foods and recipes that you know you'll like or you want to try, set them to recur "often" in a meal, and have the meal only use your recurring foods. Ideally select 15-20 foods if you want some variety, and the generator will build your meal plan from only those foods. A good routine is to set Breakfast to always have one or two staple foods that you like, lunch to have a handful of foods that you like to rotate between (or a standard restaurant meal if you eat out), and leave dinner a suprise that will round out your nutrition targets with whatever nutrients are missing.

We may add more frequencies other than "always" and "often" later, but if you just want something to recur only slightly more often than normal, click the heart icon to favorite it.

If you want it to never show up, use the "block" button.

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Setting up recurring foods