How to Use the One Minute Meal Plan on Openfit

How to Use the One Minute Meal Plan on Openfit

Whether you want to lose weight, gain muscle, or simply eat healthier, Openfit’s One Minute Meal Plan is a nutrition game-changer.

Simply answer a few questions in the Openfit app and within minutes, we provide a customized meal plan that’s made just for you. That means no more guessing and no more stressing — this makes eating healthy and prepping meals easier than ever.

And your meal plan is completely personalized, taking into account your nutrient needs, food preferences, nutrition goals. It’s like having a a personal nutritionist in the palm of your hand!

But the best part of the One Minute Meal Plan may just be that each recipe contains fewer than eight ingredients and only requires 30 minutes or less to prepare from beginning to end. Even the busiest schedules can make time for this.

Sound good? Let’s get you started!

Streamline your meal prep and nutrition tracking with Openfit’s One Minute Meal Plan. Try it here for free!

 

How to Get Started: Step by Step

  1. Log into your account on the Openfit app and press the Nutrition icon on the bottom menu bar.
  2. Tap the One Minute Meal Plan tile.
  3. Tap the blue button that says Start My Plan.
  4. Select goals. (You can choose multiple.) Then, hit Next.
  5. Type in your current weight and hit Next.
  6. Then, type in your goal weight and hit Next. You can also skip this section by hitting the Skip button at the top.
  7. Select how often you want to weigh yourself to track your progress. (We’ll send you reminders to help you stay on-track!) Choose the days and time that work for you and hit Next. You can also skip this section by hitting the Skip button at the top.
  8. You will now be presented with two choices: Suggest meals for me and Just want to track my nutrition. For the best experience, select Suggest meals for me to get your customized nutrition plan.
  9. On the next two screens you’ll build out your customized plan. First, select the type of diet you follow, such as vegan or gluten-free.
  10. Then, you can eliminate additional foods that you don’t eat* or don’t like. When you’re done, hit Next. Your meal plan awaits!

Keep in mind: the more restrictions you add, the fewer meal options you will receive. Often times it’s better to leave more ingredients in your meal plan – and then swap them out later. (More on swapping below.)

*Do not rely on the meal planner to ensure the removal of food allergens. Always double check labels if you have a food allergy.

 

Let’s Go!

You should now see a page that has your daily calorie, protein, fat, and carbohydrate needs. This has all been calculated based on your earlier answers (i.e. I want to lose weight, build muscle, etc.). Hit the Let’s Go button, and there it is! Your very own meal plan. If you ever want to change your preferences you can hit the three dots in the top right of your nutrition screen for a variety of options.

Here’s a breakdown of all the features built into your plan.

 

Meal Plan:

Daily view: You can view one full day on your screen at a time, including every meal and snack. To view the plan for future days, hit the > icon to the right of the date at the top of the screen.

 

Nutrients: Get a more in-depth look at your daily nutrients by hitting the Details button under your calories, carbs, fat and protein. This will show you other data points like cholesterol, fiber, sugars, and vitamins.

 

Recipe details: To view the details of a recipe, simply click on it. This will show you the total calories and macros, the ingredients, and the preparation instructions.

  • Swapping recipes: Every meal and snack on your plan may be swapped by another One Minute Meal Plan recipe. To do this, click into the recipe that you want to swap out and hit Replace at the bottom of the screen. This will present you with a bunch of equivalent options. To select one, hit the Choose button to add it to your plan.
  • Removing recipes: You can also remove a recipe completely. Click into the recipe that you want to remove and hit Remove at the bottom of the screen. It will then be taken off your plan.

 

Adding food: If you want to add in your own food, hit Add Food under the appropriate meal section. Search for the food in the top search bar and then select it. You’ll then be taken to a screen where you can enter the serving amount. Once that’s set, hit Add to put it into your plan.

Tracking: Record what you ate by pressing the (+) EAT button to the right of the meal, snack or side dish that you just consumed. If you accidentally hit the EAT button, just tap it again to leave it unmarked.

Keep in mind: The tracking doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s really meant to be motivational. If you are eating the recipes from the meal plan, but they don’t perfectly correspond with what you had planned for that day, don’t let it trip you up.

 

Recipes

This tab lets you browse all available recipes. Come to this section when you’re hungry, because there are tons of great options to choose from!

Search: You can use the search bar to narrow the results, or click into the filter option where you can select categories like meal type, cuisine, or cook time.

 

Bookmarked: Consider this your recipe shopping cart. Load it up with any recipe that looks good to you and that you may want to try. When you need inspiration for your next healthy meal, just head to this section.

 

My Rated Recipes: Once you’ve tried out a recipe, you have the option to rate it at the bottom of the recipe details page. This lets you keep track of your favorites, or make note of the ones you may not have totally loved.

 

Groceries

Once you’ve solidified your meal plan for the next few days or even the full week, you can gather your grocery list. Don’t worry — we do all the hard work for you!

Grocery List: On the Grocery tab, select that days for which you want to shop. You can also add additional food items, if needed. Then, click the blue Create Shopping List button.

From here, there are a few options. You can keep everything in the app, which allows you to check off items as you get them.

By clicking the share arrow icon there are also options to share the list as text or send it as a PDF. With these options, you can email, text, or message the grocery list out to anyone who’s taking care of the grocery store run.

If you ever need to edit the list after it’s been created, you can do that by hitting the pencil icon near the top. To clear the list, hit the trash can button for a clean start.

Sara Matty

About

Sara Matty is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Nutritionist. Her formal education in nutrition began at Penn State University, where she received her B.S. in Applied Human Nutrition in 1994. She then continued post-graduate studies in nutrition at Cornell Medical School. She now has 3 kids and has worked in many arenas including; hospitals, schools, catering companies, internet start-ups, writing and creating meal plans as well as developing a thriving private practice. You can follow her on Instagram.

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