How to Import a Recipe Using the Mobile App

You can easily import recipes into your Real Plans Recipe Box using our import tool.

If you are using the mobile app, you will follow the steps below. If you are using the website, please click here.

How to import from a webpage

  • Click on Magnifying Glass on the bottom of the screen
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Click Import
  • Click Import from a website
  • Use the Google search tool to find the webpage you want to import
  • Click Import
  • Select the image you would like to use for that recipe
  • Resize the image
  • Click Done
  • Review the information to ensure that it is complete
  • If desired, enter the active time, total time, servings, and any tags you would like to include
  • Select any applicable categories
    • For a recipe to schedule automatically, SeasonCourse, and Main Ingredient must be specified
  • Click Save Changes
  • Verify the ingredients and their quantities
  • Click Confirm ingredients 

How to manually import a recipe

You can manually import any recipe you may have that is not on a website.

  • Click on Magnifying Glass on the bottom of the screen
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page
  • Click Import
  • Click Create a recipe manually 
  • Enter the recipe title, an image, the ingredient list, the instructions, and any notes
  • If desired, enter the active time, total time, servings, and any tags you would like to include
  • Select any applicable categories
    • For a recipe to schedule automatically, SeasonCourse, and Main Ingredient must be specified
  • Click Save Changes 
  • Verify the ingredients and their quantities
  • Click Confirm ingredients

Helpful Hints:

  • Bullet pointed ingredient lists and numbered directions work the best
  • Use the URL for the webpage and not the printable version of the recipe
  • In some situations it may not be necessary to include a unit of measure (UoM) for an ingredient. For example, 1 onion would not require a UoM
  • Select exact quantities for ingredients such as "4 pounds ground beef" instead of "3-4 pounds ground beef"
  • Use specific quantities, such as 14 ounces of canned tomatoes instead of 1 can of tomatoes
  • Fractions should be listed as 1 1/2 rather than 1+1/2.

If you need assistance, please send us an email at support(at)realplans.com.

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