We are happy to announce that the first version of mealplana.com is live from today! Mealplana’s goal is to be the ultimate meal planning software, that is, an in-depth tool designed to make professional meal plans as efficiently as possible.
When we started nutriadmin.com, back in 2016, we were aiming at serving nutritionists and dietitians. As such, we spoke to thousands of these nutrition professionals over the years, and learned about their needs in a software product.
With NutriAdmin, we learned that many professionals wanted an easier way to handle admin work within their practice, whilst other were after nutrition-specific features such as meal planning/recipes.
In particular, we noticed there were a series of professionals, including nutritionists, dietitians, personal trainers, gym owners, sports team coaches, etc, that needed a convenient way to create meal plans, but without necessarily needing admin features such as a calendar/billing.
Mealplana is an answer to this market demand. A software product catering to the needs of anyone that needs to create meal plans/recipes for clients on a regular basis.
Mealplana’s first version
As of October of 2021, Mealplana allows the user to:
- Create custom foods
- Create custom recipes
- Create custom meal plans
- Query USDA, UK, AUSNUT, and Branded Food Product databases
- Obtain macronutrient/micronutrient analysis of meals/recipes
- Export recipes and meal plans as pdf documents
- Work within a team of multiple users
This is the initial version and we have plans for extending/improving features further over the upcoming months.
Over the next few months we plan to add extra features, including:
- A powerful meal plan generator
- Recipe database integrations, such as a way to query Edamam database
- Usability improvements
- A shopping list
- Rich text comment editors
- Multiple pdf template downloads to choose from
As we test Mealplana out with new users we will update our product roadmap based on demand and feasibility.
Why creating a new product
Since the inception of NutriAdmin in 2016 the software world has moved at breakneck pace. There are new technologies available nowadays that can enable more responsive designs and powerful software than what was previously possible.
Mealplana uses a modern technology stack and is built from scratch to provide the highest performance. This can enable handling more data (e.g. 30-day meal plans) and larger teams, amongst other features.
After considering all options, we determined that a new product with more modern technology would allow us to provide the most value to our customers long-term.
If you create meal plans as part of your work, please consider signing up for a free trial of mealplana.com and give it a go