7 thoughts on “Meal Me In – Meal Planning and Scheduling


    Log in and create a meal plan- It will not allow me to make a meal plan. I have logged in and set up the first page of a meal plan but will not do anything when I hit submit. I went through the entire process two times.
    How easy was it for you to create a meal plan? Not easy at all, in the end I could not do it.
    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like takethemameal.com? I like the look of takethemeal.com’s web site. It is healthy and cheerful looking while your site is a bit bland.
    Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have. I think your site needs some images and a better description on an ABOUT Us page. One that a member of a church could print and take to a committee meeting and propose using it. It is a fabulous idea. Possibly under the headings likes and dislikes etc. you could list items and the person using the site could check a box.


  2. Visit https://mealmein.com/

    1) I visited the site. and I did not like it one bit.

    2) Log in and create a meal plan.
    it was ok, to get signed in. But I don’t like the way they have it set up to log in to facebook give out personal info. might be at risk. 

    3) How easy was it for you to create a meal plan?

  3. Visit https://mealmein.com/

    Why am I seeing an empty homepage?

    Log in and create a meal plan
    How easy was it for you to create a meal plan?

    easy. Customization was confusing. But when I did get to that, I found thatyour editor was really easy to configure, but there weren’t really a lot of options.. such as restrictions on a certain day and/or a certain person.

    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like takethemameal.com?

    Well, your sites do look a lot better and good presentation of meal plans.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have.

    The homepage was really… uh.. incomplete? Yes, there is a design, and a background, and some buttons.. but where’s the content? Site visitors should be able to get a clue of what you are about..
    Homepages are the very first thing to make an impression on visitors.. I would’ve immediately left if I saw that page. (but I’m here to review. hehe)
    The help page was really.. helpful. It was a simple guide and was easy to follow.
    FAQ links weren’t working for me though.
    From a user’s front end (the ones I’ll send the plan to) it was easy to add your meal. You also have the liberty of choosing whether what meal you’d help out on.
    But, maybe you could also configure “suggestions”, which are shown as someone helps out, according to the likes and dislikes of the person the meal plan is for.
    Nice site. Rather a bit incomplete but a few polishing and I’m sure you’ll other sites in the dust.

  4. Log in and create a meal plan
    How easy was it for you to create a meal plan?
    I suppose it wasn’t complicated, but I was thoroughly distracted by the editorial errors and the odd phrasing. It looks really bad when the copy on the site is telling me that it “thinks this is a good way to do things.” If I’m being asked right in the middle of a meal plan whether something seems to work, it throws me off and I lose confidence in the service I’m using. It came across as quite odd. The meal plan itself was easy enough, but I felt like I was interacting with a word processor where I was responsible for the formatting and font sizes, etc. I didn’t like that feeling. the whole setup was really bland and devoid of direction and I felt like I was inputting information without even knowing quite what kind of end result I was going to get.

    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like takethemameal.com?
    The irony of this question is that I visited the site you mention and found that only through looking at their landing page did I realize exactly what YOUR site was about. I like simplicity, but your homepage is a virtual desert, without any informational copy, blurbs, slogans or any visual indication of what’s going on and why. The only text that’s actually there is far too small and not informative enough. Takethemameal immediately perked my interest with a nice splash page with vibrant color without being obnoxious about it and had a clear and easy to read mission-type statement. They made me think about whether their service would be helpful in my life, and that’s your main goal: Get the client to hesitate for a moment because there exists an appealing idea that may be worth looking into. Give them a home page that pulls them in, shows them in VERY short order what’s going on and give them incentive to find out more.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have.
    I didn’t like that there were three different options to sign up; it’s too confusing and, in my opinion, irrelevant. It seems like it’s taking advantage of newer technology simply to take advantage of it and for no other reason. Also, the whole “Trust us, this Facebook sign up thing is legit” spiel comes across untrustworthy and somewhat awkwardly. If anything, offer it as a convenient alternative for Facebook users rather than putting it up there and trying to convince people not to be concerned.
    Fix the interface; make it more streamlined and give step by step indications of what I’m actually doing in each step. The biggest problem at the site is that the layout was — probably — made by someone who had been working on it for so long, they forgot how to be objective to new users. Fix that. Get a great slogan. Add some unobtrusive artwork to the front page relating to food or people receiving food, etc.
    Get some feedback on the blog (posts). Do it yourself if you have to. Make it look like people are there and getting into the idea of menu planning. Maybe a forum eventually (once you have the populace).

    FAQ was broken. I liked having the help link right on the FAQ page, but the FAQ needs to be visible as soon as you get to that page, not from scrolling down. You need links in the blog to get back to the rest of the site.

    Hope this helps!

  5. 1. Log in and create a meal plan

    I logged in with my Google account which can save sign up time (definitely a good idea) and I effectively created my plan. When I reached the point to enter the number of kids, I tried entering a double digit. For example I am trying to put 10, the number 1 is displayed, and then it leaves a space without me inserting it. Then I enter the ‘0’ and automatically the 1 disappears. So I am wondering if the site doesn’t support double digits.
    How easy was it for you to create a meal plan?

    It wasn’t really hard to create the plan, but at reaching the bottom of the page, the information seemed so ambiguous. Considering the target audience, information needs to be clear and concise. If a person cannot figure out the site within minutes, they are going to look for more consumer friendly presented information.

    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like takethemameal.com?

    In terms of comparing with takethemameal.com, their site is visually appealing which is one of the most important things. I even saw a link showing viewers a sample of what their schedule should look like. There were even recipe and food tips.

    Please share any additional feedback/comments you may have.

    First up when I first went on the site, I stared at for about 2 minutes. It’s not that I didn’t know what to do. It’s just that I was looking to see more visuals. I was like, this is it? Where is the rest? Information is lacking as well. It’s really limited. A much better wizard or even a sample of what the plan should look like will be a start and a plus for you.

  6. Confusing Site!?!?
    Log in and create a Meal Plan
    When I hear Meal Planner this does not come to mind
    How easy was it to create a meal plan?
    It required I give a number of kids. I know this is geared toward new parents also but even new parents plan events without children, if I enter nothing it should assume nothing,
    After entering # of adults, it considered them ‘Volunteers’, why? I first assumed it meant ‘in the house’ or ‘for the meal’ I’m confused.
    After entering in likes, dislikes, and allergies, it generated nothing. I assumed it would, and I had NO indication it would not, It says it’s a meal planner, more confusion.
    After choosing a date and creating a plan, I realized the how to/about section didn’t prepare me for the program.
    How do you think the site compares to other similar sites/competitors like takethemeal.com?
    Wasn’t a huge fan, but it will serve it’s purpose.
    Please provide any additional feedback/comments you may have.
    Its a good recipe/meal scheduler. I know the previous statement does not make it any different than a Meal Planner, but after rewording it I had a easier time using it (may have been in my head).
    After entering all of my recipes an schedule them on certain days it helps with scheduling and shopping list, but the user is planning the meals, not the program, but everything had given me the assumption that the program was going to do more than it did.

    I think the program is not explained or ‘sold’ properly, I had no Idea what was happening until I did it a second time, but most people won’t give it a second chance.

  7. Log in and create a meal plan
    There is no way to log in and create a meal plan.
    How easy was it for you to create a meal plan?
    This process was not easy and very frustrating. So I decided not to do it at all.

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