What's the pricing?
Are you/Scientific Meal Planner associated in any way with NutritionFacts.org?
No, we're simply fans of their work. While we attempt to implement their advice into a meal planning algorithm, our meal plans are not endorsed in any way by nutritionfacts.org. Nutritionfacts.org is a non-profit entity and has no relationship with us, although they are aware of The Scientific Meal Planner's existence.
Why should I trust your information? Somebody else on the internet says otherwise?
The meal planning algorithm is based on information presented on nutritionfacts.org. This is a non-profit organization that spends its time reading scientific papers about nutrition and presenting them to the public. They are a non-profit with no motive to misrepresent the information. Contrast this with the various fad doctors / diets making dubious claims with no scientific backing and selling their wares. That being said, you have to make up your own mind about whether it's a trustworthy source. In my view, there really isn't a more reliable source of nutrition information out there. I provide citations throughout the application and strive for absolute transparency. Check out the nutritionfacts introductory videos if you need convincing about a whole food plant based diet's proven benefits.
Wait, what's the problem with meat exactly?
How will I get enough protein eating plant based?
There has been a lot of unjustified emphasis on protein in popular culture. The reality of the situation is 97% of Americans get plenty of protein, including vegetarians/vegans. Meanwhile, 97% of Americans don't get enough fiber, a problem that goes away when eating sufficiently plant based.
How do I build my own meal plan?
You can build your meal plan by first generating one and then replacing each recipe with whatever you'd like. This way you can construct a meal plan and see how it scores in terms of calories, daily dozen percentage, etc.
Can I build gluten free / nut free / allergy sensitive meal plans?
Premium users can build a custom list of foods they don't want in their plans. This allows anyone with an allergy to customize the planner to their specific needs. This is accessible via the button with a 🚫 symbol on it, next to the Imperial/Metric toggle at the top of the meal plan generation page.
Are there iOS / android app versions?
Not yet, but there may be later on.