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How to Search Your Recipe Box on the Mobile App

Your Recipe Box is the place to find all of the recipes available to you.

Follow the steps below if you are using themobile app. If you are using thewebsite, clickhere.

Access your Recipe Box

  • Click onMagnifying Glasson the bottom of the screen
  • When you open the Recipe Box, theMy Dietfilter is active by default to ensure that the recipes you see meet your dietary restrictions

Navigate the Recipe Box

  • Type the name of a recipe in the search box to search for a recipe by title
    • Click return once you have entered the name or search term
  • What do you want to make?
    • Browse through the recipes in the Recipe Box using some of the most common filters in this area
    • Click one of the pre-set filters to see recipes that meet your dietary restrictions
    • When you select a filter, you will see which filters are currently active on the bottom of the screen
    • To exit to the main Recipe Box screen, click the magnifying glass
  • Try some of our community’s favorites
    • Click the + to schedule one of our most popular recipes
  • Importyour own recipes
  • Use filters to search the recipe box
    • In the Find Recipe box, click the filter icon on the right side of the box
    • Select the filters you would like to use
    • ClickSee recipesat the bottom
    • See below for more information on the filters that are available

Search using filters

  • Filter by Course
    • Narrow your search down to the course you need
  • Filter by Diet Type
    • Helps you find meals for special occasions when you need a recipe that is outside of your normal diet
    • Allows you to view recipes from a different diet type if you are considering changing diets
    • Note: You can only search one Diet Type at a time, so checking another Diet Type will uncheck the My Diet filter
  • Filter byFavorite Recipes
    • Favorite Recipes are those that have been marked as Liked by giving it a thumbs up or Disliked by giving it a thumbs down
    • If you have not Liked or Disliked a recipe, this filter will not be visible
    • Search through recipes you have rated asLiked
    • Review recipes that have beenDislikedin case your dietary preferences have changed
      • Add any disliked recipe back to your Recipe Box by clicking on the thumbs down to remove it
  • Filter by Origin
    • Origin filters by recipe developer and includes:
      • Real Plans Basic Subscription recipes
      • Recipes you have modified (Real Plans-Modified)
      • Recipes you have imported (Imported By You)
      • Your add-on recipes, like Nom Nom Paleo or Whole30 upgrades
  • Filter by Main Ingredient
    • Choose the main ingredient you want to spotlight in your meal

ClickAdditional optionsto see the following filters:

  • Filter by # of Ingredients
    • Search based on how many ingredients are in each recipe
    • Pantry ingredients such as spices and oils are not included in the ingredient count
    • Allows you to see actual non-pantry ingredients that will be needed in each recipe
  • Filter by Tags
    • Search by preset tags for a variety of options
      • Includes options such as simple, kid friendly, slow cooker, pressure cooker, and make ahead breakfasts
    • Create your owntags as needed to personalize your recipes
    • Check multiple tags to narrow your search
  • Filter by Season
    • Take into account the types of fresh produce that are available in each season
    • Accounts for the types of meals you are more likely to cook in that season such as BBQ for summer and soups for winter
    • Include multiple seasons to narrow results further
  • Filter by Active Time or Total Time
    • Search for recipes based on the preparation time only
    • Search for recipes based on total (preparation plus cooking) time
  • Filter by Ingredient Cost
    • Search for recipes within different cost categories
  • Filter by Meal Size
    • Large meals are considered to be filling meals with leftover potential
    • Medium meals provide a scrumptious weeknight dinner
    • Small meals are lighter and maybe a bit quicker
  • Filter by Cuisine
    • Use the cuisine filter when you are looking for a recipe that fits a particular culinary region
  • Filter by Whole30 Reintroduction ingredient
    • Whole30 subscribers who have finished their Whole30 Reset and are ready for reintroductions can search using the Whole30 Reintroduction filter
    • This option is only visible if you have a Whole30 subscription
  • Filter by Package Recipes
    • Browse through the recipes in any recipe packages that you have purchased, such as the Quick and Easy Recipes
  • Search using multiple filters
    • Narrow your searches by choosing multiple filters
      • For example, search for a recipe that uses a slow cooker and has chicken as the main ingredient

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