Hello r/mealprep and Happy New Year! I first posted here around 6 weeks ago about the meal planning app called [Budgeat](https://www.mybudgeat.com/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=r%2Fmealprep&utm_term=Meal+Planning+App+to+Make+Life+Easier+%28Hopefully%29) I’m building with some friends that may be of interest to some folks here.

Since our last post we’ve had over a thousand people [join the waitlist](https://www.mybudgeat.com/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=r%2Fmealprep&utm_term=Meal+Planning+App+to+Make+Life+Easier+%28Hopefully%29) and have started inviting groups of individuals to test the app. We’ll continue to invite more and more folks on the waitlist to join our beta testing program, which will then unlock a free lifetime subscription! If you joined the waitlist but haven’t been invited yet please be patient, you’ll be invited relatively soon as we expand the testing efforts on a first come first served basis.

We’ve all found that meal planning has really helped us eat better and save money. After using several recipe sourcing, grocery shopping, inventory / pantry management, and meal planning apps we realized that all the apps out there seem to only do part of the job.

Our goal is to generate personalized meal plans that consider your budgetary, dietary, taste, and cooking preferences, incorporate ingredients you have on hand, and generate easy to use grocery lists that don’t break the bank. You’ll have variety galore in terms of recipes to choose from.

Everyone [on the waitlist](https://www.mybudgeat.com/?utm_source=reddit&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=r%2Fmealprep&utm_term=Meal+Planning+App+to+Make+Life+Easier+%28Hopefully%29) will get access as soon as we launch (if not before) and unlock other perks for being an early user. Thank you once again for all of the support, constructive criticism, thoughtful input, and good vibes!