Are there some nights when you find yourself reaching for the takeout menus, even though you have plenty of food in your kitchen? Is your pantry full of ingredients you bought for one recipe then never used again? Make the most of what you already have by using a recipe generator from ingredients.
We tested myfridgefood.com, an online recipe generator from ingredients, using items we found in the PerkStreet office kitchen.
Our list of ingredients included:
- peanut butter
- granola bars
- ramen noodles
- hot sauce
- wheat bread
- cheese curls
Not much, right? We entered them all into myfridgefood.com, and we got back a list of recipes starting with the ones that we could make with 100 percent of the ingredients.
There was only one thing we could make without buying anything else: a peanut butter “blizzard” made by blending frozen bananas and peanut butter. Not exactly a full meal, but a fun idea on a hot afternoon.
There were lots of other recipe results, listed in order of percentage of ingredients we already had. It was easy to see which ingredients were missing from our list in order to make each recipe, so this is a great tool to use with a grocery list maker for a fast and budget-friendly shopping trip.
All of the recipes are user submitted, so the database is always growing. We were even inspired to create our own recipe for noodles in peanut sauce by melting hot sauce and peanut butter in the microwave and pouring it over ramen noodles!
Recipes can be sorted by vegetarian, low fat, or even crockpot recipes, making it a great tool to quickly to find a nutritious meal that’s easy to make. When money and time are tight, using an online recipe generator from ingredients is the way to go.
Have you used a recipe generator from ingredients? How do you make the most of your pantry?