Follow this tutorial to learn how to create a custom food (your own food items).
You can create custom foods to use in recipes and meal plans. To learn more about custom foods, check the following article:
You can click here to open the foods page. Alternatively, follow these steps.
Step 1: Log in to Mealplana at https://app.mealplana.com
Step 2: Click on Foods
Step 3: Click on the Plus button on the top-right to create a new food
Step 4: Give your new custom food a name and choose a suitable food group from the dropdown menu. Then click Create food
Step 5: Once the food is created, click on it (it will show at the top of the foods table list) to edit it.
Step 6: In the Overview tab, you can change the food's name, and food group
Step 7: In the Portions tab, you can add new portions by specifying
- quantity (a number)
- label (a word or words)
- equivalent amount (grams or ounces) (a number)
You can press ENTER in your keyboard to create a new portion once you fill in a row in the spreadsheet.
Step 8: In the Nutrients tab, you can enter (or copy/paste) nutritional information for your new food. Please enter suitable values for each nutrients per 100g of the food item. Mealplana will scale values automatically when using your custom foods in recipes and meal plans based on the actual amount included.
If you want to change which nutrients are included and displayed when creating a custom food, please check the tutorial below