Generate and print shopping lists
  • 06 Oct 2021
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Generate and print shopping lists

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If you are a Premium member and started a meal plan, you can generate a shopping list from the foods in the meal plan and foods that are logged for a future date, such as recurring food.  

To create a shopping list for meals, select the dates you want to shop for and whether you want to shop based on full recipes or for a specific number of people. Carb Manager calculates the amount of food that you should buy, organizes the list based on the type of food, and identifies the foods that are in each recipe. You can change the items in the shopping list as needed, and mark items off the list while you shop.

Tip: Carb Manager displays one shopping list at a time. If you want to create multiple lists, print and download a list before you generate a new list.

Generate a shopping list

  1. If you haven’t already started a meal plan, or planned recurring foods, do so now.
  2. Select  Meals.
  3. Select the Shopping List tab.
  4. Select Dates Shopping For to open a calendar, then select a start date and end date.
  5. In the # People Shopping For field, enter the number of people that you will feed each day.
  6. Optional: If you want Carb Manager to create a shopping list based on full recipes, which may result in leftovers, leave the Include ingredients for full recipe yield option turned on. If you want Carb Manager to scale recipes to match the number of people that you’re shopping for, turn off that option.
  7. Select Generate Shopping List.
  8. Review the list.

Add food to a shopping list

  1. Go to the  Meals > Shopping List tab to view a list that you already generated. (To generate a shopping list, see that section of this article.)
  2. Select the Add More button.
  3. Search for foods.
  4. Select a food, determine the amount you need, and select Add.
  5. Select Done to return to the shopping list.

Edit foods on a shopping list

  1. Go to the  Meals > Shopping List tab to view a list that you already generated. (To generate a shopping list, see that section of this article.)
  2. Find a food on the shopping list and select the  Expander near the side of the entry and select Edit.
  3. Update the serving information.
  4. Select Save Changes.

Remove foods from a shopping list

  1. Go to the  Meals > Shopping List tab to view a list that you already generated. (To generate a shopping list, see that section of this article.)
  2. Find the food on the shopping list that you want to remove.
  3. Select the  Expander near the side of the food and select Remove.

Mark items off the list in Carb Manager while you shop

  1. Go to the  Meals > Shopping List tab to view a list that you already generated. (To generate a shopping list, see that section of this article.)
  2. As you find food in the store, select the food on the list. Carb Manager marks the checkbox and draws a line through the text.
  3. Optional: Select Hide Completed to hide these items when viewing your list.

Download and print a shopping list for your next shopping trip

  1. Go to the  Meals > Shopping List tab to view a list that you already generated. (To generate a shopping list, see that section of this article.)
  2. If there are items you don’t need to purchase, select the food on the list. Carb Manager marks the checkbox and draws a line through the text. Those items will not be printed or downloaded.
  3. Optional: Select Hide Completed to hide these items when viewing your list.
  4. Select Print. Carb Manager generates a printable version of the shopping list.
  5. When you see a message that says the list is ready to download, select Download to view the printable shopping list.
  6. Send the list from your mobile or desktop device to your printer as you normally do, then take the printed list to the store while you shop.
    Note: The steps to print from a mobile or desktop device vary depending on your device and printer. For more information about printing, see the printing instructions from the manufacturer of your device and printer.