How to Adjust the Number of Servings

When you set up your meal plan, you initially select the default number of servings that you want to cook for each meal.  Sometimes, though, you may need more flexibility during the week. This article explains the different ways you can adjust the number of servings in your planner to reflect your needs.

If you are using the website, you will follow the steps below.  Mobile app users, click here.

Change the number of servings you want to cook one time

  • Open your Meal Planner
  • Click on the recipe for which you would like to adjust the number of servings you want to cook
  • In the top right corner of the recipe card, you will see Cook for, with the current number of servings
  • Use the arrows to increase or decrease to the desired number
    • This will adjust the number of ingredients accordingly on the recipe card as well as the shopping list

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Change the number of servings you want to cook for the same meal every week

If you normally cook dinner for 4 but only cook for 2 for lunch, you can change the Cook for number to reflect the number of servings you need for each lunch

  • Click on Settings
  • Select My Meal Plan or Whole30 Meal Plan
  • This opens the Diet and Schedule page where you can make adjustments to your schedule.
  • Click Advanced scheduling
  • Adjust the Cook for filter
    • If you selected that you want leftovers on the Diet and Schedule page, this will be reflected automatically in your filters.
  • Save changes
    • Click Save on the Schedule page, which takes you back to the Diet and Schedule page.
    • Click Save again at the bottom of the Diet and Schedule page to apply your changes.
  • Confirm your changes

Pro Tip - making changes on this page will reset your menu. Be sure to make the changes before you have shopped for the week.

Change the number of batches you want to cook of one recipe one time

There are certain recipes, like baked goods and quiches, that do not scale well.  Consequently, you cannot adjust the number of servings that the recipe will make. However, if you need to make more than one batch of one of these recipes, you can set that up.

  • Open your Meal Planner
  • Click on the recipe for which you would like to adjust the number of batches you want to cook
  • In the top right corner of the recipe card, you will see Make, with the current number of batches and approximately how many servings are in each batch
  • Use the arrows to increase or decrease to the desired number
    • This will adjust the number of ingredients accordingly on the recipe card as well as the shopping list

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