You've customized your dietary restrictions and scheduling preferences, and Real Plans has generated a meal plan based on your selections, but what if you want to change one of the recipes or add an extra side dish to a meal? What if kohlrabi came in your CSA box and you have no idea what to do with it? What if you usually have leftovers for lunch, but tomorrow you'd like a salad?
Enter Recipe Roulette, the tool that allows you to do all this and more!
From your Meal Planner, look for the blue wheel next to the word Actions in the upper right hand corner:.
Click on the wheel, and smaller wheels will pop up in each meal slot. Click in the meal you slot you wish to change.
You are now in Recipe Roulette!
If you like the recipe that pops up, select the thumbs up to add it to your plan. (It is defaulted to Add, but you can slide the toggle to the left to replace the current recipe on your plan before clicking thumbs up.)
If you don't like the recipe that pops up on Roulette, simply click thumbs down to scroll through the recipes until you find one you like. (Clicking thumbs down does not mean you will never see that recipe again; it just means, "Show me the next recipe.") The arrow on the left will take you back to the previous recipe.
If you have a particular ingredient on hand, need to use extra produce before it goes bad, or want to make a recipe using something that came in your CSA box, you can search that ingredient in the Filter box to find recipes to add to your plan!
You can also search by any Tag, Course, Cuisine, Diet Type, Main Ingredient, or other needs you might have. Want to cook beef in the pressure cooker? Type in "pressure cooker beef" for recipes. Cooking for a friend on Keto but you don't want anything too complicated? Type in "simple Keto". The possibilities are practically endless!
Only recipes meeting your dietary preferences will show up here, so you never have to worry about getting recipes that do not meet your restrictions. Recipe Roulette makes it fun and easy to quickly update your Meal Planner whenever the need arises.
Note: Recipe Roulette will assign meals to your planner using your default serving sizes and "My Diet" selections. If you have Advanced Filters set up for a soup to serve 2 on Tuesday's lunch, for example, you would need to enter "soup" in the Filter box and manually change the servings to 2 once you have added the recipe to your Meal Planner's Tuesday lunch slot. Please visit us in chat if you need us!
**Using the app? Click here to see how to use Recipe Roulette from our mobile app.**