Announcing Meal Makeovers, a Healthy Recipe App for Families … Plus, a Giveaway of 5 Apps

Meal Makeovers, a recipe app developed by two registered dietitians with a passion for feeding families a super healthy diet (oooh, that’s us!), is finally finished, and now, anyone with an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch can download it. Meal Makeovers features healthier versions of classic recipes families love, and yes, creating this app was just as challenging as writing our cookbooks! We’re giving away five copies of Meal Makeovers. Read on for details on how to enter.

Meal Makeovers App via

Here’s the icon for our app!

The app is available for $1.99 in the iTunes store and includes 50 recipes ranging from breakfast, lunch, and dinner, to snacks, sides, vegetarian, gluten free, and dessert. More recipes will be added regularly. Each “makeover” recipe starts with a description of the dish followed by a list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions. We offer detailed nutrition information and cool features like a shopping list, searchable tags, and mouth-watering photos. We don’t have plans yet for an Android app, but we’re discussing it!

Screen shot from Meal Makeovers recipe app

Here’s a screen shot from the app showing a few of our family-pleasing recipes.

Meal Makeovers Cooking app on iTunes

Our Have-It-Your-Way Tacos recipe, made with lean ground beef, shredded carrot, black beans and a bunch of other nutritious ingredients is included in the Dinner and Gluten Free categories.

We worked with a company called Mobile Skillet to develop Meal Makeovers. You can visit the Mobile Skillet website if you have questions about app development, etc. And … If you have an opportunity to purchase and download the app, let us know what you think of it. You can leave a comment here or head on over to our Survey Monkey survey to weigh in with your feedback. We’d love to hear from you.

GIVEAWAY NEWS: We are giving away five copies of our Meal Makeovers app. The app is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iTouch, so to be eligible, you’ll need to own one of those devices. To enter, tell us about your biggest family mealtime challenge and how you hope our app will help you solve it.

We will enter you into the giveaway additional times if you …

> Tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag, #MealMakeoversApp, with a link back to this post.
> Share the giveaway news with your Facebook fans and friends with a link back to the post.
> Follow us on Pinterest.
> Follow The Meal Makeover Moms on Twitter (@MealMakeovrMoms)

Please be sure to leave us a new comment every time you do something extra, and GOOD LUCK. The giveaway ends on September 18th at noon, and as always we’ll use to pick our winners. Good luck!

Nutty Banana Ice Cream

This recipe for Nutty Banana Ice Cream is available ONLY on our app! Sooooo delish ….

64 responses to “Announcing Meal Makeovers, a Healthy Recipe App for Families … Plus, a Giveaway of 5 Apps”

  1. Miranda says:

    Biggest challenge is finding meals that appeal to all. I hope the app has some great ideas

  2. miranda says:

    follow on pinterest

  3. miranda says:

    follow on twitter

  4. lisa says:

    Biggest challenge is getting my kids to eat protein

  5. Kim says:

    I follow on Pinterest!

  6. Gina says:

    My biggest challenge is not resorting to “convenience” foods when I want us all to eat healthier. It’s a constant battle of time vs. money.

  7. lisa says:

    following on pinterest

  8. Gina says:

    I follow you on Twitter. I’m @moneywisemoms.

  9. Julie says:

    Biggest challenge – getting a healthy dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

  10. Biggest challenge is making meals that are simple and fast after working all day, that are healthy and I feel good about serving that can feed my hubby, me and my toddler!

  11. tamar says:

    I find it hard to take out my cookbooks and often use recipes on my phone. My biggest challenge is keeping cookbooks clean! This would be a great help! can’t wait to try it

  12. Caroline Helmers says:

    I’d love to use it to have recipes in one spot! Thanks!

  13. Cheryl Neal says:

    I’m liking forward to the app to help my children recreate old family favorites.

  14. Cheryl Neal says:

    follow you on pinterest now

  15. Cheryl Neal says:

    shared on Facebook

  16. Leah says:

    With a new baby, my biggest challenge is time – and I know your recipes are delicious and usually quick and easy!

  17. Janet says:

    Just shared on Facebook! This is great! Many moms will use it!

  18. Janet says:

    My biggest challenge is .. Time constraints!

  19. G-J says:

    My biggest challenge is making meals appropriate for an underweight teenaged athlete so he isn’t eating that bowl of ice cream before bed every night.

  20. G-J says:

    I follow you on twitter.

  21. G-J says:

    I tweeted a link to this blog.

  22. Jennifer Kaplan says:

    Having time to make healthy meals.

  23. Jennifer Kaplan says:

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  24. Jennifer Kaplan says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  25. Wendy says:

    The biggest challenge is trying to find a recipe that everyone will enjoy, AND be decently healthy.

  26. Wendy says:

    I tweeted about it!

  27. Mindy says:

    My biggest challenge is feeding 4 members of my family dinner at 4 different times of the night!

  28. Stephanie says:

    Biggest challenge: making a meal that EVERYONE will like.

  29. Nicole says:

    My biggest challenge is being organized – from grocery store to table. I hope I can use the app to make a list for the store, and have great recipes.

  30. Elizabeth says:

    biggest challenge is finding a meal that I can make start to finish in 30 min or less. Or better yet, one that I can get prepped the night before and then all I have to do is it in the oven!

  31. Janet b says:

    My biggest challenge is that I need make ahead meals or ones that require little prep due to lack of energy from my illness, chronic fatigue syndrome.

  32. Darcy Henry says:

    With busy evening activities (swim, dance, softball, church) it’s not easy to come up with healthy meals at 7 pm when, as a mom, you’re exhausted from the day. Crock pots are wonderful, but sometimes the meals feel the same. Hoping this app will have quick menu ideas to help a girl out!

  33. Marilyn says:

    I am a new mom and realize for now I will not have the time as before to plan and prepare great meals without tools and new ideas.

  34. Jennifer says:

    My biggest challenge is being divorced and trying not to blow off dinner so as to have more time with my kids.

  35. Becky says:

    My biggest challenge is getting my 6-year-old to try new things. I already use a lot of your recipes, so would love to see the app-only recipes! It would also be great to have recipes on my iphone to easily access instead of hunting for a cookbook or printout. 🙂

  36. Becky says:

    I follow you on Pinterest!!

  37. Bella says:

    Comgratulations! I like the upgrades you are doing to the web side. Thanks!

  38. Stephanie says:

    Biggest challenge is finding healthy meals which taste good when served at several different dinner times (which are needed to accomodate the varied after-school activity schedules of our 4 children).

  39. Heather says:

    I would download your app today if I could get an Android version for my phone. Are there any plans to release an Android version?

  40. Heather says:

    I would download your app today if you had an Android version available. Are there any plans to release an Android version?

  41. Heather says:

    My biggest challenge is making something all six of us will eat!

  42. Heather says:

    I follow you on pinterest /hslater351

  43. Heather says:

    I follow you on twitter @hslateer351

  44. Jen says:

    My biggest challenge at mealtimes is finding something that my husband will eat! He likes beef, ham, all beef hot dogs, corn, peas, plain potatoes, cheese, bread, pears, orange juice (but not oranges), chocolate, cheddar cheese, mint, cherry flavour (but not cherries), bananas, ketchup, shreddies, plain potato chips, peanutbutter, nutella, honey, french fries, cheese nips (a cheesy cracker), cheesies, black licorice, coke, purple gatorade, and very little else! No chicken, no pasta (of any kind), no turkey. He has troubles with both tastes and textures, and he wishes he had a new set of taste buds. His idea of dinner is a bowl of plain shreddies with cheeze whiz! Or two packets of melba toast with cheeze whiz 😉

    Side note: I’m busy listening to your podcasts while my toddler (14 months) naps. I started at the beginning and am now on your “picky eater” episode! (in the mid 20’s, I think)

  45. Jen says:

    I also follow you on Pinterest and Twitter, and like you on Facebook 🙂

  46. Amy Twylir says:

    My biggest challenge is finding a healthy meal to feed the kids when we are on the run. I think the app would help me find an easy healthy recipe to feed everyone on a night when we have little time to eat that everyone likes

  47. Amy Taylor says:

    I shared your post and I follow on pintrest

  48. Dari says:

    I shared on facebook.

  49. Nicole F says:

    I use my phone to look up recipes all the time! (it’s a struggle not to spill on it htough!) I would love to be able to just type in what I have in the fridg, and see which meal I can cook from your App!

  50. Lisa says:

    Biggest challenge as a mom of picky eaters 2 and 5 years old is preparing a healthy meal that taste great. I have both of your cook books with tons of tabs that I use to flag my favs. I’ve been waiting soooo long for this moment ever since the Manic Mommies suggested that ya develop an app for your recipes. I’m soooo excited!! Great job!! Enjoy listening to your podcasts and all the great tips!

  51. Kesha says:

    My biggest challenge is getting my daughter to eat something other than chicken.

  52. Kesha says:

    I follow on Pinterest

  53. Kesha says:

    I follow on twitter

  54. Preeti says:

    Would love to make healthier meals that have more protein and are tasty

  55. Nicole G says:

    Follow you on Pinterest.

  56. Nicole G. says:

    Shared giveaway news on Facebook.

  57. Lisa Miller says:

    Thank you for this. I follow you on Pinterest and like on Facebook.

  58. I hope you do consider creating an app for all of us Samsung & Droid users 🙂 Until then…

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