The Joy of Cooking - iHomeEducator announces iPlanMeals

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[] Sacramento, California - iHomeEducator, Inc. the developer of iPlanLessons and iPlanShopping is pleased to announce iPlanMeals for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

"So often I don't know what to prepare for dinner, or don't have what I need to complete a recipe. Shopping for groceries can also be a headache if I don't know what recipes are planned. My desire was to have an app that helped me with these daily meals for my family." Arlene Lee, Chief Mom of iHomeEducator.

The general features include:

Define Recipes - Instructions, notes, tweaks, and prep-time can be specified - Recipes can be linked to custom Categories.

Define Ingredients for a Recipe - Specific cooking amounts and purchase amounts can be specified. Ingredients can be linked to a store - for example you may prefer to purchase items at a specific grocery store, warehouse store, or farmer's market.

Ingredients are listed in a table with restock and in-stock status. Ingredient details include recipe amount, measurement, purchase quantity, budget, cost, and coupon status. Also fruit (red), grain (brown), vegetable (green), protein (purple), and dairy (blue) colors have been added to match the standard colors for ChooseMyPlate, the government program for healthy eating. Additional colors have been added as well for spices (grey), oil (gold), baking supplies (pink), and other (white).

Meals such as breakfast, lunch, snack time, dinner, or dessert can be defined by selecting from the recipes which have been defined. From the calendar, daily menus can be copied so for example you may decide to have the same menu for every Tuesday... this way you can quickly plan an entire week or month of meals based upon a set of recipes.

Reports can then be defined which query the Ingredients required for specified daily menu dates. In the report you can also specify the store. This allows you to query only Ingredients which need to be purchased at a particular store.

This iOS app is the latest in the iPlan Series. After the success of iPlanLessons which was ranked in the top 200 productivity apps across six countries, iPlanMeals is built upon the same feature rich framework and applies it to daily meal planning for chefs.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 3.5 MB

Pricing and Availability:
iPlanMeals 1.0 is $6.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Productivity category. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or updates and email us.

iHomeEducator(R), Inc. is a leading publisher of award-winning mobile apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch). The company has over 30 educational apps where four were voted Best Education Math Apps for 2010 by IEAR. Based in El Dorado Hills, California, iHomeEducator, Inc. was founded in November 2009 by Andy and Arlene Lee. Arlene is a California credentialed teacher and Andy has a background in software product marketing. Together they homeschool three children through a charter school. iHomeEducator(R), Inc. works directly with authors and publishers to create educational apps which make teaching interactive and engaging for students. The company has licensing agreements in place with Knowledge Quest, Inc., Zeezok Publishing, LLC, MathPlus Consultancy, Gravitas Publications, and others are in the works. iHomeEducator(R), Inc. is a member of Moms with Apps. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 iHomeEducator Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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