The 6 Best Chrome Extensions for When You Don’t Know What to Cook

If you’ve ever tried to cook regularly, then you’re no doubt aware that one of the hardest parts of cooking isn’t making the dish, but figuring out what exactly it is that you’re going to make. Luckily, there’s a wide range of different Chrome extensions that aim to tackle this problem in a variety of different ways.

Whether it be making it easier to find, save, or read recipes, these Chrome extensions make it easier than ever to figure out what to cook.

First up on this list, we have Recipe Cart. If you’re looking for an all-in-one extension that can streamline many parts of your cooking process, then Recipe Cart is an excellent place to get started.

In order to access Recipe Cart, all you have to do is install the extension from the Chrome Web Store. From there, it should pop up automatically whenever you access a website that contains a recipe.

From there, there’s a lot that you can get done with Recipe Cart. If you want an easy way to view your recipe, then Recipe Cart can help with that. If you’re wanting to save a recipe for later, then Recipe Cart can do that, too.

Where Recipe Cart shines, however, is in how it lets you easily set up your grocery lists. With just a couple of clicks, you can select ingredients from the recipe that you might be missing and have them with same-day delivery thanks to integration with Instacart or Amazon Fresh.

What’s great about this is that Recipe Cart also features cost-per-serving breakdowns of the ingredients needed for your recipes, so you can figure out just how much everything will cost you before you get your ingredients delivered.

A Screenshot of the Copy Me That Chrome Extension in Use

Next up, we have Copy Me That. This Chrome extension aims to be a comprehensive tool that you can use to save recipes, create shopping lists, and much more.

To get started with Copy Me That, you will need to make an account. You can access this once you download and install the extension, and Copy Me That will prompt you once you try to use it without one.

Once you’re all signed up, however, Copy Me That works pretty seamlessly. All you have to do is click on the button in your extension bar and Copy Me That will automatically try to import your recipe into its own website.

You can adjust the information as you import, including ingredients, instructions, images, and more. From there, you can access it easily at any time.

There are plenty of great tools for cooking healthy meals safely at home, and Copy Me That is no exception. You can plan out your meals for the week thanks to its meal planning function, as well as make a shopping list based on your recipes whenever you want.

There are also options to export your recipes, as well as create collections, and more.

A Screenshot of the Pinterest Save Button Chrome Extension in Use

If you ever use Pinterest for cooking or meal inspiration, then Pinterest Save Button is a phenomenal little extension that should save you loads of time and effort.

Without Pinterest Save Button, the best way to save meal plans and cooking ideas on Pinterest was to simply favorite the page and hope you could find it again later.

This Chrome extension makes things much easier, however. With it, all you have to do is navigate through Pinterest as you normally do. Whenever you see something that you like, all you have to do is click on the little button that the extension adds for you.

From there, you’ll be able to see and access your saved Pinterest posts whenever you want. Much easier to hold on to your ideas than with a bunch of bookmarks.

A Screenshot of the Whisk Chrome Extension in Use

Next on this list comes Whisk. If you’re looking for something that focuses on just saving recipes and helping you to find new ones, then Whisk is a great resource for all of your recipe-saving needs.

Once you install Whisk and sign up to the service, you’ll be able to quickly and easily save any recipe that you come across directly to the extension. If there’s a webpage that Whisk doesn’t know how to import, you can even manually enter the details from the recipe yourself.

Whisk also features tons of recipes collated from sites around the internet, so if you don’t know where to look to find a new recipe, then Whisk might just have you covered there as well.

If you’ve ever tried to look for a recipe but instead found someone writing about their entire life story, then Recipe Filter is the extension that you’ve been looking for.

As you might imagine, Recipe Filter is an extension that filters the recipe out from any website that contains one, and shows it to you front and center. This makes it a great companion to many other free healthy cooking apps for beginners.

All you have to do is visit a website that contains a recipe, and Recipe Filter will pop the recipe up in its own pop-up for you to view. You can quit out of it at any time if you want to read through what the original author wrote. You can also adjust the extension to only work with certain websites if you’d prefer.

A Screenshot of the I Just Want the Recipe Janet Chrome Extension in Use

Finally, we have I Just Want the Recipe Janet. Much like Recipe Filter, I Just Want the Recipe Janet aims to make finding the recipe easier than ever before.

Where Recipe Filter causes the recipe to float above the content whenever you open a recipe, I Just Want the Recipe Janet adds a button that automatically appears at the bottom of your screen that you can click on.

This button will automatically redirect you to a plain text version of the recipe and all relevant information so that you don’t have to search for it yourself.

Cooking Inspiration Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

As you can see, there are a wide variety of different Chrome extensions that make it easier to find and save cooking inspiration than ever before.

The best part is that they’re all free to install and easy to remove, so there’s little to lose by giving them all a try. And if you’re looking for cooking practice, online classes might be a useful option.


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